Success as a student-athlete doesn't always translate into success in the coaching ranks.
That's not the case for head coach Courtney Trimble. In just two seasons, the University of Louisville women's golf program captured a conference championship, registered 18 top-10 finishes, six of which were victories, and an appearance at the NCAA Regionals.
Trimble, one of the most decorated student-athletes in Auburn history, earned All-America status in 2002, was a three-time all-Southeastern Conference honoree, and helped lead her squad to a national runner-up finish. She continued her career at the professional ranks, making the cut for the 2004 U.S. Women's Open, competed on the Future Tour for more than two years, and logged four top-five finishes.
Because of her advanced understanding of the game, Trimble is a step ahead of the curve in terms of student-athlete development. She has produced five all-conference selections in just two seasons, including Emily Haas, who Trimble helped guide to unanimous all-BIG EAST honors and become one of 10 golfers selected to play for the NCAA All-Stars in 2013.
In her first stop as a head coach at UCF from 2009-12, Trimble guided the program to its first NCAA Championship appearance in school history. She coached student-athletes to all-conference distinctions on six occasions along with molding Katie Mitchell into the Conference USA Freshman of the Year.
In addition to the achievements on the course, Trimble's teams have displayed in impeccable record in the classroom.
At Louisville, her squads twice have been recognized by the NCAA for being in the top 10 percent in women's golf for APR and also received the 2013 BIG EAST Conference Team Academic Excellence Award for women's golf. Individually, she has overseen nine Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars through her first two seasons.
Trimble first entered the coaching ranks as an assistant at Auburn, where she assisted the Tigers with attaining two SEC Championships (2006, 2009), four NCAA East Regional berths, and three NCAA Championship appearances.
A Duluth, Ga., native, Trimble received her bachelor's degree in business administration from Auburn in 2002. She was a four-year letterwinner on the women's golf team and is one of five student-athletes at Auburn to play in every tournament over their career.
She is married to Billy Trimble, and the couple has one son, Owen.
COACHING RESPONSIBILITY: Head Coach YEAR AT LOUISVILLE: Third BIRTHDAY: May 13 EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree (Auburn, '02) HOMETOWN: Duluth, Ga. FAMILY: Husband - Billy; Son - Owen
Four-year letterwinner at Auburn, who was one of just five student-athletes to play in every tournament over the course of their career
Earned All-America honors in 2002
One of the most decorated players in program history, earning all-SEC honors in 1999, 2001, and 2002
Team won 11 tournaments over four-year career; guided the 2001-02 team to a national runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships, the school's best finish in program history
Earned a spot in the 2004 U.S. Women's Open and made the cut, finishing 61st
Member of the 2002 victorious Curtis Cup team and played in the 2002 U.S. Women's Open as an amateur
Played on the Futures Tour for more than two years; competed in 37 tournaments and earned four top-five finishes
Named American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2014 after guiding UofL to the inaugural AAC Championship
Directed Louisville to its seventh regional appearance in school in 2014, first since the 2011 campaign
Coached five all-conference selections in just two years
Led the program to six tournament victories, while finishing in the top 10 on 18 occasions - nine of those were top-five showings
Worked with Emily Haas to become a unanimous all-BIG EAST selection in 2012-13; Haas, that summer, was one of 10 golfers selected to play for the NCAA All-Stars
Guided the Cardinals to impressive results in the classroom, standing in the top 10 percent of APR scores in women's golf (2013 and 2014); the program received the NCAA Public Recognition Award in 2013
UofL received the BIG EAST Conference Team Academic Excellence Award for women's golf in 2013, Trimble's first year; the program has attained the highest grade-point average of any women's sport at UofL in consecutive years (2012-13, 2013-14)
Has overseen nine Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars through two seasons; Haas earned Capital One Academic All-District II first team accolades in 2012-13 and 2013-14
Led the program to its first NCAA Championship appearance in school history
Directed UCF to two tournament victories in 2008-09 and a runner-up finish at the Conference USA Championship that year
Guided the Knights to a spring tournament victory in 2010, the program's first title since 2002, that landed UCF as the GolfWeek National Team of the Week honor
Coached six all-conference selections, including one who earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America recognition and the LPGA's Dinah Shore Trophy Award (national honor bestowed to the collegiate golfer who best exemplifies success on the course, in the classroom, and the community
Molded Katie Mitchell into the 2012 Conference USA Freshman of the Year and an all-league second team pick; Mitchell tied for third at the league championship that year, the highest finish by a UCF student-athlete in program history
Had seven student-athletes earn C-USA Commissioner Academic Honor Roll in 2011-12; the year prior, one golfer earned Capital One Academic All-America honors
Helped lead the Tigers to the No. 8 national ranking to cap the 2008-09 campaign
Assisted Auburn with attaining two SEC Championships (2006, 2009), four NCAA East Regional berths, and three NCAA Championship appearances
Mentored several All-Americans during tenure, including three first-team selections
Aided with the development of two SEC Freshmen of the Year (2007, 2008), including one who was named the 2008 NGCA National Freshman of the Year