Cougar Golf Hires Heather Holte As Assistant Coach

Aug. 28, 2001

PULLMAN, Wash. - Heather Holte, who played Pacific-10 Conference golf with the University of Oregon, has been hired as assistant coach with the Cougar golf program, WSU Head Coach Walt Williams announced Tuesday.

'I'm very excited to have Heather join our program,' said Williams. 'She is uniquely qualified for this position having previously played in the Pac-10.'

A native of Walterville, Ore., Holte returns to the Pacific Northwest after serving as assistant softball coach at Southwest Texas State for one season. A top Oregon amateur golfer, Holte has acted as a summer instructor at Jerry McDermott's Golf School since 1994.

While at McDermott, Holte taught golf fundamentals, including swing mechanic classes and golf etiquette to both junior and adult golfers.

Holte, who graduated from Oregon with a bachelor's degree in exercise and movement science in 1997, played three years at Eugene on the softball team as well as two years on the golf squad as a walk-on. In addition to her coaching experience at Southwest Texas State and the McDermott Golf School, Holte spent three years as head varsity softball coach at West Albany High School in Albany, Ore., and seven years as a head coach with the American Softball Association in Eugene.

'Heather's experience as a head and assistant coach gives her a vast knowledge of the intricacies of coaching, NCAA rules and other administrative duties required for this position,' added Williams. 'She will do a great job.'

Holte replaces assistant coaches Brenda Hall who took a position with the Pacific Northwest Golf Association and Tom McCurdy who became the head women's golf coach at Northern Arizona University.
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