Purdue's Robertson to replace Morrow at Kent State
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Greg Robertson has been named head women’s golf coach at Kent State. Robertson becomes the second head coach in program history, replacing Mike Morrow, who started the program in 1997.
Robertson spent the past 11 seasons as the associate head coach at Purdue. He was named the Jan Strickland Assistant Coach of the Year in 2005. The Boilermakers women have advanced to the NCAA Championships during each of the past 11 seasons. Maria Hernandez won the NCAA individual title in 2009, and Robertson helped guide the women’s team to the national title in 2010. It was a program first.
“I’m extremely pleased to be joining the Kent State women’s golf program,” Robertson said. “I’ll be looking forward to building on the foundation from the Coach Morrow years and the success that those teams have had. I’m thrilled to be part of an athletic program in which the commitment, resources and facilities devoted to golf are second to none. Everything is in place for this team to be nationally competitive year in and year out.”
Robertson was a member of Oklahoma State’s 1995 national championship-winning team, played professionally for three seasons and spent one year (2001) as a volunteer assistant for the Cowboys. Robertson also has experience as a caddie, carrying the bag for his sister Jo Jo (the head women’s golf coach at Texas Tech) at the 1998 U.S. Women’s Open, where she tied for 59th as an amateur. He also has looped for Chris Tidland, a former Oklahoma State teammate and current PGA Tour player, and on the LPGA tour for Hernandez.
The Kent State women won their 15th consecutive Mid-American Conference Championship title on April 28 and advanced to the NCAA West Regional as a No. 21 seed. The team did not qualify for the national championship, but sophomore Jennifer Ha qualified as an individual.
Information from Kent State Athletics used in this report