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Dixie State golf: Lindsey Stucki named new head women’s golf coach

Lindsey Stucki poses for a picture. She was named the new DSU head women's golf coach.
Lindsey Stucki poses for a picture. She was named the new DSU head women's golf coach.
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Dixie State Director of Athletics Dr. Jason Boothe announced Tuesday the hiring of Lindsey Stucki as the university’s new head women’s golf coach. Stucki replaced Rachel Harmon, who announced her retirement on April 26, after serving as head coach since the program’s inception in the 2012-13 season.

“We are very excited to add Lindsey as our next head coach of our women’s golf program,” Dr. Boothe said. “She brings a fantastic skill set with her that will enable the team to continue its growth. We look forward to seeing the team work with her this fall.”

Stucki has worked in various aspects of the golf industry. She served as assistant golf professional at Sand Hollow Golf Resort in Hurricane, Utah, where she was involved in clubhouse operations and golf instruction. She also served as a LPGA Assistant Teaching Professional for the City of St. George and worked with prominent swing instructors Doug Roberts and Mike Smith. In addition, she served two seasons on the coaching staff of the Hurricane High School girl’s golf program, including a stint as the Tigers’ head coach in the 2010-11 season.

“I'm grateful for this opportunity to become part of the Dixie State women's golf program,” Stucki said. “Coach [Rachel] Harmon has done an amazing job creating a strong program from the ground up. I am excited and nervous knowing that I have some big shoes to fill.

“I am looking forward to learning and building the program and I know that we can become a strong contender for a [Pacific West Conference] championship and postseason play. I have always believed that Dixie State would be the perfect place to coach golf. We have some of the most amazing golf courses in St. George, and the community support for the university is fantastic. I can't wait to help guide the young talented student-athletes we have on our squad.”

Stucki played collegiately at the University of Central Arkansas, where she helped lead the Bears to six-consecutive team tournament wins and a Gulf South Conference championship. She also spent time at BYU-Hawai’i, where she helped develop the Seasiders’ women’s golf program.

Stucki graduated with cum laude honors in business administration from Dixie State in 2007, and she completed one year in professional golf management program at Lethbridge (Canada) Community College. She is also a member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Association.

A native of Cranbrook, British Columbia, she and her husband, Ty, are the parents of two children – Rowen and Dash.

Dixie State’s women’s golf team closed out its 2015-16 season with a fifth-place finish at the 2016 PacWest Championships in April.

Steve Johnson is the Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Collegiate Licensing at Dixie State University. For more DSU Athletics news, please visit www.dixieathletics.com and follow Dixie State on Twitter at @DixieAthletics.