WGCA Names Missey Jones South Region Coach of the Year

Missey Jones
Missey Jones

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – The Women's Golf Coaches Association has announced its National and Regional Coaches of the Year, tabbing University of Tampa head coach Missey Jones as the WGCA South Region Coach of the Year.

Jones, in her ninth season as head coach for the Spartans, led UT as high as number three in the national rankings while coaching the nation's top player, Kiira Riihijarvi. Under Jones' leadership, the Spartans have improved their scoring average every season since the start of the Tampa women's golf program. In 2019-20, UT averaged under 300 for the first time in program history at 298.0.

Kenny Trapp, head coach of the Dallas Baptist University Patriots, has been named the 2019-20 Golf Pride Grips WGCA National Coach of the Year for Division II women's collegiate golf. Kenny Trapp acceptance video: https://vimeo.com/413179875.

Trapp recently completed his 15th season at Dallas Baptist University in 2019-20, finishing the shortened season with four consecutive tournament wins. The Patriots won six of the eight tournaments they competed in and finished in the top-three in all eight of them, tallying three individual wins along the way. The team's four WGCA All-American selections was the most of any Division II program.

The WGCA has announced the 2019-20 Golf Pride Grips WGCA Regional Coaches of the Year. The 2019-20 Golf Pride Grips WGCA Regional Coaches of the Year are as follows:

South Region Coach of the Year: Missey Jones, University of Tampa
East Region Coach of the Year: Brent Nicoson, University of Indianapolis
West Region Coach of the Year: Kenny Trapp, Dallas Baptist University
Central Region Co-Coaches of the Year: Amy Anderson, Arkansas Tech University; Michael Bond, University of Central Oklahoma

About the Women's Golf Coaches Association

The Women's Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women's collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents over 650 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.