EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon women’s golf head coach Derek Radley has hired former NCAA individual champion Monica Vaughn as his assistant coach.
Vaughn, was named the PNGA Junior Girls’ Player of the Year in 2010.
“I’m beyond excited to announce Monica as our new assistant coach,” Radley said. “Monica has achieved at the highest levels of collegiate golf, both on and off the course. She has incredible knowledge of the game and her positivity will make her a great role model for our team. I’m so thankful coach Mo decided to move back to her home state and join our Oregon women’s golf family.”
Vaughn grew up in Reedsport, Ore., before attending Arizona State. She graduated magna cum laude in 2017 after a magical final month to her collegiate career. Vaughn won both NCAA regionals and the NCAA individual championship, helping Arizona State claim the team title as well. She shot an 8-under 208 (71-68-69) in regionals before shooting a 1-over 271 (74-72-71) at the NCAA finals.
“I’m thrilled to join the Oregon program and work with coach Derek,” Vaughn said. “I’m excited to be back home in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. I could not have a better leader to coach alongside with and I can’t wait to get the ball rolling and meet the team.”
Vaughn was the Pac-12 women’s golfer of the year and ASU’s female Tom Hansen Medal winner in 2017. She was named a first team All-American as both a senior and sophomore, when she finished fifth at the NCAA championships. She was a second-team All-American as a junior.
Vaughn was also a highly decorated student while at Arizona State, earning first-team Pac-12 all-academic honors as a sophomore, junior and senior.
Before attending ASU, Vaughn graduated from Reedsport HS in 2013. She was the Oregon high school state champion in both 2011 and 2013 and was the Oregon Golf Association golfer of the year in 2010.