WSU women’s golf coach retiring

Kelli Kamimura
Credit: WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University women’s golf coach Kelli Kamimura is retiring from college coaching.

Kamimura has led the team for the past 13 years and, though give a three-year contract extension last year, said it was the time for a change.

“I am so grateful for the administrators, staff and other coaches who have been instrumental during my time at WSU. I am especially grateful for the incredible student-athletes that I have been able to coach during my career and who have deeply impacted my life. At this time after careful consideration, I have decided to retire from college coaching to spend more time with my young family,” Kamimura said. “WSU has been incredibly supportive of me and this decision was extremely difficult after signing a contract extension in the fall, but I have decided that my retirement is the best way to honor myself, my family, the program and WSU.”

In her time as coach, Kamimura’s teams have collected seven tournament titles, 33 Top 5 finishes and held down the top nine spots in WSU program history for season scoring average.

A national search is now underway to find Kamimura’s replacement.

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