Oct. 6, 2010
CONWAY, S.C. - Coastal Carolina women's golf head coach Katie Quinney completed her coaching staff Wednesday when she announced the addition of Sarah Sargent as the Chanticleers' new assistant coach.
Sargent comes to Coastal after serving last season as an assistant coach at Furman under Paladin head coach Jen Hanna.
Sargent, who earned National Golf Coaches Association All-America honors in 2004, claimed Southern Conference individual medalist accolades and was named SoCon Player of the Year as a senior at Furman before beginning her professional career on the Duramed Futures Tour.
She recorded eight top-10 finishes, including a pair of runner-up performances, in 44 starts on the Futures Tour from 2004-06. She also appeared on The Golf Channel's Big Break VI: Trump National series in 2006. After placing 10th at the LPGA Qualifying Tournament to earn her tour card for the 2007 season, Sargent played two seasons on the LPGA Tour before returning to the Furman University golf program.
"I am very excited to have Sarah Sargent join the coaching staff and our program here at Coastal," Quinney said. "Her LPGA experience and her coaching experience in the state of South Carolina can only benefit our team. She is going to do a great job developing our players."
The 2004 Edna Hartness Female Athlete of the Year, Sargent led the Paladins to four SoCon titles and four NCAA Regional appearances. As a senior, she followed her SoCon title with a 15th place finish at the NCAA East Regional in Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla., to help the Paladins to a sixth place finish and a berth in the NCAA Championship where Furman posted a 15th place finish.
During her four-year career at Furman, Sargent posted seven top-10 finishes. Her 74.32 stroke average as a senior in 2004 ranks as the sixth best single season stroke average in school history.
A native of St. Charles, Ill., Sargent graduated from Furman in 2004 with a degree in political science.