May 2, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan women's golf coach Cheryl Stacy announced today (Thursday, May 2) her resignation after eight years with the program. Stacy was head coach for the past four seasons after spending her first four as an assistant coach.
"It has been a great honor to have been at the University of Michigan over the last eight years," said Stacy. "Throughout my time in Ann Arbor, I have had the privilege of surrounding myself with some of the greatest student-athletes and many, many quality young ladies. Being able to help and mentor them on and off the golf course is something I will always remember fondly. I wish nothing but great success for the program in the future."
"We appreciate all that Cheryl has done for the University of Michigan," said sport administrator Lisa Savoury. "She has been a valuable member of the women's golf program and we wish Cheryl well in her future endeavors."
During Stacy's tenure, Michigan made three appearances at the NCAA Central Regional, twice as a team -- placing 18th in 2011 and 16th in 2012 -- and once with Ashley Bauer as an individual in 2010. Stacy also coached Bauer (2010, first team) and Yugene Lee (2012, second team) to All-Big Ten Conference accolades. The Wolverines finished eighth at the Big Ten Championships during Stacy's first two seasons, fourth in 2012, and 10th this season.
Away from the course, Stacy's players earned 14 Academic All-Big Ten honors and 16 U-M Athletic Academic Achievement awards. She also had two players named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars: Caramia Sitompul (2011-12) and Jenn Cleary (2011-12). In 2011, Sitompul became the eighth Wolverine to earn the prestigious NGCA All-America Scholar-Athlete award.
Before coming to Ann Arbor, Stacy spent 13 years teaching and directing golf instruction throughout Florida, Michigan and Ohio. Stacy is a Class A member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division.
As a collegiate golfer, Stacy played three seasons (1983-85) at Ohio State. She earned All-America second team honors in 1984 and was the first Ohio State women's golfer to earn All-America first team honors in 1985. She guided the Buckeyes to three straight Big Ten crowns (1983-84-85) and was a back-to-back medalist at the conference tournament (1984-85). In the NCAA competition, Stacy helped lead Ohio State to a 14th-place finish in 1983, 12th place in 1984, and 13th place in 1985.
In her professional golf career, Stacy played on the LPGA Tour as a division member (1991), the Futures Golf Tour (1985-93), the Women's Florida Golf Tour (1986-87), the Central Florida Golf Tour (1991-92), and the Kosaido Ashai Golf Ladies Asia Golf Circuit (1993). While on the Futures Tour, she won six tournaments and made the cut for the 1991 U.S. Women's Open.
Michigan will begin a search for Stacy's replacement immediately.
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