UNCG names Sargent as women's head coach

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The University of North Carolina-Greensboro has named for LPGA Tour and Futures Tour member Sarah Sargent as its women's golf coach, the university announced on Wednesday.

Sargent spent a total of eight years on the pro tours (six with Futures, two win LPGA), while spending time coaching at both Furman and Coastal Carolina.

"Having played on the LPGA Tour and the Futures Tour, she brings a wealth of knowledge to our program," said UNCG director of athletics Kim Record. "Her collegiate playing success and experience as a professional golfer will our student-athletes immensely on the course."

Sargent played collegiately at Furman, earning NGCA All-American honors as well as Southern Conference Player of the Year in the 2003-04 season. Furman advanced to the NCAA Regionals four times in Sargent's time as a Paladin.

"The women's golf team is coming off an excellent year and I hope to build on the progress they have made," said Sargent. "I believe this team has the drive and talent to win the Southern Conference and make it to the NCAA tournament."

Sargent was an assistant coach and associate head coach at Coastal Carolina from 2010-12, helping the Chanticleers take fourth in the NCAA East Regionals and advance to the NCAA Championship for the first time in program history.

She also spent a year as an assistant at Furman.

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