DURHAM, N.C. – For the 10th time over his storied coaching career, Duke University women’s golf head coach Dan Brooks has been named the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) East Region Coach of the Year, as announced Wednesday.
Brooks, who just completed his 35th campaign with the Blue Devils, led Duke to its seventh NCAA Championship last week at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark. The Blue Devils placed second in the stroke play portion of the event and then knocked off Stanford (3-2), Arizona (3-2) and Wake Forest (3-2) in match play. Brooks has guided Duke to NCAA titles in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014 and 2019.
His seven NCAA Championships is the most by a women’s golf head coach with the next closest being Linda Vollstedt of Arizona State with five. Brooks now owns 136 career tournament victories, which continues to be a NCAA Division I record. As a team, Duke was ranked No. 1 during the spring season to mark the 11th time over the last 19 seasons the Blue Devils have been listed No. 1 nationally.
Other region coaches of the year for 2018-19 were Greg Robertson of Kent State University (Central) and Justin Silverstein of University of Southern California (West).
Brooks has been selected a NCAA National Coach of the Year six times over his career – 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2014.
The region coach of the year awards are determined by a vote from the Division I Awards Committee upon review of the 10 highest ranked coaches in each region and their respective records for the full year.
The WGCA National Coach of the Year will be announced the week of June 3-7 live on the Golf Channel.