Robertson to lead first Virginia Tech women's team
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Carol Green Robertson has been named the head women’s golf coach at Virginia Tech. The university announced plans earlier this spring to add a women’s golf team that will begin competition in the fall of 2015. Women’s golf becomes the 22nd intercollegiate sports team at Virginia Tech.
Robertson joins the Hokie coaching staff after two seasons as head coach at Old Dominion, where she led her teams to five tournament victories.
“We are extremely pleased to name Carol Green Robertson as our first-ever head women’s golf coach,” Athletic Director Jim Weaver said. “She is regarded as one of the best and brightest young coaches in collegiate golf. She has done a tremendous job in just two years at Old Dominion, guiding that program to new highs. She is not only an outstanding coach and teacher, but her skill on the course and as an accomplished student helps her relate to today’s student-athletes. Carol is the perfect fit for our budding program.”
Robertson played collegiately for James Madison University, graduating in 2005 with a degree in public administration with a concentration in criminal justice. She won the Virginia Amateur in 2006 and fell to Meghan Stasi in the final of the 2010 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur.
Younger brother Garland was a member of Virginia Tech’s men’s golf team from 2007-11.
“I am honored and thrilled to be a part of Virginia Tech history,” Robertson said. “I have no doubt this program is going to offer young ladies the opportunity of a lifetime and I’m proud I get to have a front-row seat.”