O'Neil Named Women's Golf Coach

Aug. 28, 2004

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas has named Erin O’Neil, assistant women’s golf coach at Auburn University, as its new head women’s golf coach.

“Erin comes to us with great experience and outstanding credentials,” said KU athletics director Lew Perkins. “We look forward to watching her teams play.”

“I am very excited to become a part of the KU family,” said O’Neil. “I look forward to working with the team and helping them move to the next level.”

In her four years at Auburn, O’Neil helped guide the Tigers to three top-10 finishes in the NCAA Golf Championship — a tie for second in 2002, fourth in 2001 and ninth in 2003. Prior to her tenure at Auburn, O’Neil spent three years playing professionally on the Futures Tour and the Ladies Asian Tour.

A four-year letterwinner at the University of Georgia, O’Neil led the Bulldogs to a pair of Southeastern Conference titles in 1994 and 1997. She was a three-time All-SEC selection (1994-96), and earned SEC Freshman of the Year honors in 1994. O’Neil qualified for seven United States Amateur Championships as well as two United States Opens during her amateur career.

The Jayhawks open the fall season when they travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the Dick McGuire Invitational, September 13-15. (8/28/04)