Virginia athletics director Craig Littlepage announced today that Kim Lewellen has been named the Cavaliers new women's golf coach. She succeeds Jan Mann who announced her retirement in February. Mann directed the program for its first four seasons, including berths to NCAA Regional Championships the past three years and a 13th-place finish at the 2005 NCAA Championships.
Lewellen comes to Virginia after spending the past two seasons as the head women's coach at East Carolina. She led the Pirates to the program's first ever Conference USA Championship in 2006 and a runner-up finish this season. Her 2006 squad qualified for the NCAA East Regional, the third time a team from ECU had reached NCAA postseason play. This year's Pirate squad qualified an individual competitor for the NCAA East Regional.
Before taking over the program at East Carolina, Lewellen served as both the head men's and women's coach at The Citadel for the 2003-04 season.
Kim Lewellen Named Golf Coach at Virginia
Congratulations to "Big Break" alum Kim Lewellen on being named the new women's golf coach at the University of Virginia: