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Jamie Futrell
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: Charleston Southern
Graduating Year: 1987
Email: futrellj@cofc.edu
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Jamie Futrell is in his 20th season as head coach of the College of Charleston women's golf program.
 
With Futrell at the helm, the Cougars have made six NCAA Regional appearances in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014 and 2015. They have also won three conference championships in 2006 (Southern Conference) and 2014 and 2015 (Colonial Athletic Association). He claimed his 20th career victory at The College as CofC won the CSU Wendy’s Invitational on Oct. 7, 2014.
Last season, CofC dominated in postseason tournament play, capturing back-to-back CAA Championship titles with an 18-stroke victory over runner-up Elon. It marked the second time in school history to make back-to-back NCAA Regional appearances. The Cougars made five Top-5 finishes throughout the year including a win at the 40-team Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Spring Classic in March. Laura Fuenfstueck, Mary Chandler Bryan and Louise Olsson were named to the CAA All-Tournament Team, while C.C. Buford and Morgan Webber also contributed to the team’s finish at the CAA tourney.
 
In the program's inaugural year as a member of the Colonial, the Cougars hoisted the 2014 CAA Championship trophy in its inaugural campaign. It marked the Cougars’ second-ever conference title in school history as they put together a record-setting fall and spring winning a school-record four tournaments against the nation’s best.
 
CofC earned a program-best No. 26 national ranking in the fall in the Division I Coaches Poll and were led by four-time CAA Golfer of the Week Laura Fuenfstueck, who won a school single-season record three tournaments including individual medalist honors at the CAA Championship. The Cougars would go on to place 22nd overall at the NCAA East Regional Championship hosted by Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla.
 
The 2014 and 2015 CAA Coach of the Year and 2001 SoCon Coach of the Year, Futrell has coached four conference Player of the Year honorees in Angie Hill (2006), Steffi Kirchmayr (2007 and 2008) and Laura Fuenfstueck (2014) along with 26 all-Southern Conference selections and four All-CAA selections. CofC saw the program’s first LPGA Tour professional in former player Joanna Klatten in 2013.
 
In 2010-11, Leigh Whittaker qualified as an individual for the NCAA Regional held at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. CofC has now had two NCAA Regional Individual qualifiers under Futrell.
 
During the 2009-10 season, the Cougars received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. They finished in the top 10 in seven of 12 tournaments including a win at the Pinehurst Challenge and runner-up at the Wendy's Intercollegiate and SoCon Championship. Vanessa Koechli led the Cougars at Pinehurst with a second-place finish.
 
In 2008-09, CofC participated in its third NCAA Tournament in four years. The Cougars took home five Top 6 finishes out of eight tournaments during the regular season winning the Stono Cup and finishing tied for fourth at the Palmetto Intercollegiate and Challenge at Wolfdancer. Steffi Kirchmayr and Fiona Puyo tied for individual medalist honors at the Stono Cup, while Kirchmayr tied for third at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic, the largest women's golf tournament in the country with 43 teams.  Kirchmayr and Puyo earned All-SoCon honors.
 
Charleston had a successful 2007-08 season. The Cougars competed in four tournaments placing seventh at the Myrtle Beach Invitational for their highest finish of the fall season. Steffi Kirchmayr finished tied for fourth with a three-round score of 143, firing a 1-under par 71 in the first round. Other notable finishes included an eighth-place finish by Fiona Puyo at the Cougar Classic and Top 30 finishes by Fiona Puyo and Steffi Kirchmayr in the Edwin Watts Palmetto Intercollegiate. Highlighting the Cougars’ spring season was a win at the Cuthbert Cup. Kirchmayr and Courtney Brink tied for individual medalist honors at that tournament. Kirchmayr followed it up with a win at the Pinehurst Challenge and tied for third at the Bryan Park Collegiate. The only two players to defeat her in the tournament were the No. 1 and No. 2 players in the country.
 
Charleston rounded out the 2008 regular season with a sixth-place finish at the Canes and Cardinal Classic. Kirchmayr continued her dominance of the spring with a tie for second at the tournament. Kirchmayr, SoCon Player of the Year for the second straight year, earned an spot in the NCAA Tournament as an individual.
 
In 2006-07, Futrell led the Cougars to six Top 10 finishes in 10 tournaments. They won the Myrtle Beach Classic by shooting a school-record 890. Steffi Kurchmeyer won the Palmetto Intercollegiate in October and finished second at the SoCon Championships held at Patriots Point. Kirchmayr was named the SoCon’s Player of the Year, while Kirchmayr and Megan Miller earned All-SoCon honors. Futrell and his team earned their second consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament and became the first CofC women's team to receive and NCAA at-large bid for any sport.
 
Futrell enjoyed one of his most successful seasons as a coach in 2005-06, taking his Cougars to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in the history of the program after winning the Southern Conference Tournament title. Former player Angie Hill broke a CofC record with a tournament-low 67 in the third round at NCAA Regionals.
 
At the age of 24, Futrell became the youngest NCAA Division I head baseball coach in the country when he took that position at his alma mater, Charleston Southern University. He was baseball coach for four years, before taking over the men's and women's golf programs at the school in 1993. He also served as the school’s sports information director. Futrell was the head of those programs until he was hired on at the College of Charleston in 1997.
 
On the golf course, he has played in several amateur events in the Carolinas and plays to a one handicap. Among Futrell’s amateur credits is winning the Santee Amateur Championship in 1997. He has also served on the NCAA Women’s Golf East Regional Selection Committee.
 
Futrell is a 1987 graduate of Charleston Southern (formerly Baptist College), where he is a member of the CSU Athletics Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in baseball. Futrell still holds the school’s single-season batting mark (.450) and career fielding-percentage for a shortstop (.965).
 
Futrell is married to the former Michelle Groves, who is the Director of Undergraduate Services at CofC. They have two children: son Tyler, and daughter, Kylie Grace.
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