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Aug 16, 2021

Erica Popson Named Women’s Golf Assistant Coach

Clemson, S.C. – Clemson women’s golf head coach Kelley Hester announced today the addition of Erica Popson to her staff as assistant coach.

“I have admired Erica for years, first as a player and competitor but in more recent years as a fellow coach,” said Hester. “Her stellar playing career stands on its own, however, her desire to share her experiences from both college and professional golf to help younger players will make her a great addition to our staff. Erica has a high golf IQ and a heart for player development.”

Prior to Clemson, Popson spent the last two seasons as the assistant coach at UNLV. She spent time as an LPGA Tour member in 2014 and won the 2016 Symetra Classic during her 2015-18 run as a Symetra Tour Member.

As one of the most decorated players in University of Tennessee history, Popson finished her career as a three-time All-American, including First Team honors in 2011, a two-time SEC All-Conference First Team honoree, and the 2011 SEC Individual Champion. She still holds multiple school records for the Vols, turned in six individual collegiate wins and earned a World Amateur Golf Ranking as high as #4. Popson also played on the 2012 USA Curtis Cup team.

Popson replaces Heather Bowie Young who was chosen to lead the FAU women’s golf program.

Clemson women’s golf opens their fall season on September 13 in Charleston, S.C., in the Cougar Classic.