Dawn Shockley Named Assistant Women’s Golf Coach
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Dawn Shockley, who was an All-American at the University of Denver, will join the Oregon State women’s golf program as an assistant coach, head coach Sammie Chergo announced on Thursday.
“I can’t wait to be a part of Beaver Nation and to coaching alongside Sammie is an honor,” Shockley said. “I believe strongly in her coaching philosophies and her ability to help grow a program into a nationally ranked team. I’m thrilled to be part of such a great community and school and can’t wait to get going.”
“I am thrilled to have Dawn joining our staff,” Chergo said. “She has been successful playing at the highest collegiate and professional levels. That experience combined with her enthusiasm and passion for coaching will transition well into growing our program and young women.”
As an amateur, Shockley recorded 11 top-10 finishes, including two wins, in collegiate completion while at Denver. A three-time Sun Belt All-Conference selection (2006, ’08 and ’09), Shockley won the 2009 NCAA East Regional Championships and earned All-American Honorable Mention.
Shockley helped lead her team, under the guidance of Chergo who was the head coach at Denver at the time, to sixth and fifth place finishes at the NCAA Championships in 2007 and 2008.
Since her graduation from the University of Denver, Shockley has played professional golf on the LPGA Futures Tour (Symetra Tour). She has earned six of top-10 finishes and in 2012 tied for fourth at the Riviera Nayarit Classic and in June she once again tied for fourth at the Firekeepers Casino Hotel Championship.
In 2012, Shockley qualified for the Ladies European Tour (LET) where she played until January of this year. She posted a LET career-best finish tied for 24th at the Deloitte Lades Open in Holland in 2013.
She has also worked as a professional LPGA caddy for Becky Morgan and Moira Dunn for nearly two years. As a caddy, she has assisted with course management, player management, post-round analysis, practice planning and swing maintenance.
A native of Denver, Colo., Shockley graduated from DU in 2009 with a bachelor of science degree in geography. She earned Academic All-American honors in 2006 and led the Pioneers as a two-year captain and served on Denver’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. She posted a four-year scoring average of 75.67 for the Pioneers with 23 rounds under par and five rounds in the 60’s,