Spiders Tap Will As Women's Golf Coach
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - UNCW Volunteer Assistant Coach Maggie Will has been named Head Women's Golf Coach at the University of Richmond.
"I am so excited for Maggie to have this opportunity to become a head coach," said UNCW Head Coach Cindy Ho. "She is an exceptional teacher, motivator and person. Maggie played an important part in the development of our players and the championship success we experienced during the time she was a Seahawk. We wish her the very best at Richmond."
A native of nearby Whiteville, N.C., Will spent one season with the Seahawks and paid immediate dividends, playing a key role in the program capturing its second straight Colonial Athletic Association Championship and advancing to NCAA Regional play for the seventh time in the last 10 seasons.
Individually, Will helped three UNCW players - senior Sofia Hagsund and sophomores Lori Beth Adams and Laverry Kumar - receive All-CAA distinction, while Hagsund and Adams both earned CAA All-Tournament Team honors following their top-five finishes at the CAA Championship in April.
Will, who has also spent time working with the golf programs at N.C. State and VCU, competed on the LPGA Tour from 1989-2010, compiling an impressive 21-year playing career that featured wins at the 1990 Desert Inn International, the 1992 Sara Lee Classic and the 1994 Children's Medical Center Classic. She recorded at least one top-15 finish in four of the five tour majors and served on the LPGA's Executive Committee for two years (1991-92).
In addition to her playing and coaching career, Will has written columns and articles for several national golfing publications and recently combined with several other professionals and teachers to compose The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever! She is also the founder and owner of Get Fit For Putting, LLC, a lesson-based and putter-fitting business.