One of most dynamic and player-friendly head coaches in collegiate golf, Trelle McCombs has been at the helm of the Texas A&M women's golf program since 2007.
A master of making sure her players are playing their best golf for the championship portion of the season, the 2010 Big 12 Coach of the Year has guided A&M to a Big 12 Championship, five NCAA Regional appearances and four of the top NCAA Championship finishes in program history. In addition, McCombs has produced four All-Americans in her five years at A&M.
McCombs' first team finished No. 6 at the 2008 NCAA Championship, which was the program's highest NCAA finish and its highest national finish since 1982 when the Aggies placed fifth at the AIAW Championship.
In 2010, A&M won the Big 12 Championship after rallying from 11 shots down in the final round. The Aggies went on to place 11th at the NCAA Championship.
In 2011, Texas A&M hosted the 2011 NCAA Championship at the Traditions Golf Club and was the only Big 12 Conference team to advance to the national tournament. Led by a sixth-place individual finish from Katerina Ruzickova, the Aggies earned a tie for seventh in the team standings.
Under McCombs' watch last season, individual titles at the Big 12 Championship and the NCAA Regional helped propel A&M to nationals for the fourth time in the last five years. The Aggies finished second at regionals, matching their best finish in program history, and placed 16th at the NCAA Championship to mark its fourth top 20 finish in the McCombs' era.
Before she was hired by Texas A&M in 2007, McCombs was already an accomplished head coach with successful stints at Tulsa, Augusta State and Mercer.
McCombs came to A&M after just one season at Tulsa, where two of her players earned All-Conference USA honors.
Prior to that, she has spent three years (2003-06) as the head coach at Augusta State (Ga.) and coached the men's and women's teams at Mercer for four years (1999-2003).
In 2005-06, McCombs led Augusta State to the school's first-ever NCAA regional and national tournament appearances. In just its fifth season as a Division I program, ASU rose as high as 29th in the Golfstat rankings, climbing 107 spots under McCombs' leadership.
The 2005-06 team won six tournament titles while five players captured individual tournament crowns. In 2004-05, McCombs' freshman class was rated as the second-best in the nation by Golfstat.
At Mercer, she was involved in every aspect of the men's and women's programs, including practice preparation, budget planning, recruiting, fund-raising and monitoring academic progress. Her teams boasted a 100 percent graduation rate and 13 academic all-conference honorees along with two all-league selections. During her tenure, the Mercer men's program improved more than 150 places in the Golfstat rankings.
In addition to her coaching duties at ASU, McCombs served on the Forest Hills Golf Course Management Committee and the Board of Directors of the Greater Augusta Sports Council. She also was tournament director for the Atlanta Junior Golf Association, founded the Josh Gregory/Trelle McCombs Junior Golf Camp and initiated and coordinated the ASU Junior Golf Clinic in conjunction with the Lady Jaguar Invitational.
An accomplished player, McCombs posted a top 10 finish as an amateur in the 1996 Georgia Women's Open, then matched that effort in 2002 as a professional. She tied for 11th in the 2004 Yamaha Georgia Women's Open.
McCombs qualified for the 1998 U.S. Women's Amateur, participated in the 2002 Future's Tour Qualifying School and was a member of the Mid-Florida Golf Tour.
A 1998 graduate of Georgia State with a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology, McCombs was a two-year team captain and won two collegiate tournaments. She earned academic all-conference honors in each of her four seasons.
A native of Macon, Ga., McCombs and her husband, John, were married in 2004.
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