Angie Cates Hired As OSU Men's And Women's Golf Assistant Coach.
Sept. 20, 2001
CORVALLIS, Ore. - -
Former Washington State University Academic-All-American golfer Angie Cates has been hired as the assistant coach for both the men's and women's golf programs at Oregon State, it was announced Thursday.
Cates, who was a 1998 All-Pacific-10 Conference golfer for Washington State, comes to Oregon State after playing professionally for nearly a year on the Ladies Challenge and the Futures Tours.
Prior to her stint as a professional golfer, Cates served three years as an associate producer for The Golf Channel.
'Angie has a good variety of golfing background and experience,' OSU men's head coach Brian Watts said. 'She was around the professional golf atmosphere for three years, so she saw the overall experience of what a professional does day in and day out.'
Cates' list of honors at Washington State includes being named to the All-American Scholar Team from 1996-98, as well as WSU team captain in 1997 and 1998. In 1997, Cates claimed the Washington State Amateur and Seattle Amateur titles.
'After her three years with the golf channel and playing professionally for a while, she brings something else to the table for the men's and women's teams,' Watts said. 'She has great knowledge about the golf swing, and her personality is such that team members can come and talk to her about not only their golf game but other aspects of the college experience.'
Cates graduated from Washington State's Edward R. Murrow School of Communication with a degree in Communication and emphasis in Broadcast News, along with a Sports Management minor.