June 4, 2012
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Doug Richards
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Courtney Trimble, who helped the UCF women's golf program experience great growth during her tenure with the Knights, has accepted the head coaching position at Louisville. Trimble spent the last three years as UCF's head coach and led the Knights to the 2012 NCAA Regionals.
"We appreciate Courtney's contributions to our program and wish her well," UCF Vice President and Director of Athletics Todd Stansbury said. "The UCF women's golf program is poised for more success in the future."
UCF's regional appearance this spring was the first for the program since 2009. Trimble's squad won two tournament titles in 2011-12, taking the crown at the Northern Intercollegiate in Indiana in the fall and the Knights & Pirates Invitational in Melbourne during the spring.
In April, UCF recorded a second-place finish at the Conference USA Championship, tying for the Knights' best performance at the league tournament since joining the conference in 2005. Trimble's student-athletes received ample recognition at the end of the campaign. Katie Mitchell was selected as the C-USA Freshman of the Year. Both Mitchell and Carolin Pinegger earned All-C-USA Second Team honors and Monifa Sealy was named to the all-conference third team. The Knights finished the campaign ranked 41st nationally.
"Working at UCF has been so enjoyable. I am so thankful that UCF provided me with the opportunity to be a head coach for the first time," Trimble said. "UCF is committed to having a great golf program and that commitment is one of the reasons that we have been so successful. Thanks to the hard work of our student-athletes, staff, administration and supporters, the program is in a great position to continue that success."
Members of the team also excelled off the course during Trimble's time in Orlando. Seven Knights were named to the 2011-12 C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll. A year ago, Katie Detlefsen earned Academic All-America First Team honors. In 2010, Detlefsen was the recipient of the LPGA's Dinah Shore Award, a prestigious national honor given to the collegiate golfer who best exemplifies success on the course, in the classroom and in the community.
A national search for UCF's new head coach will begin immediately.