Clemson, S.C. – Clemson head coach Kelley Hester has been named the 2021 LPGA Southeast Section Coach of the Year, it was announced on Friday by the Ladies Professional Golf Association Professionals membership.
The award marks the third time in her career that Hester has been named SE Section Coach of the Year (2009, 2016) all at different institutions.
The LPGA selects annually Teachers, Professionals, Coaches, and Junior Golf Leadership awards. Each of the six sections of the LPGA Professionals – Central, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Western, and International – winners are selected by the Section Officers and Section Nominating Committee Chair in each of the four categories.
Teacher – Janean MurphyProfessional – Elena KingCoach – Courtney MahonJunior Leader – Gianna Augustine
Teacher – Laura PatrickProfessional – Susan FromuthCoach – Halley Morell
Teacher – Marissa Kulig CrowProfessional – Lynne HunterJunior Leader – Megan Younkman
Teacher – Karen NicolettiProfessional – Ashaunta EppsCoach – Kelley HesterJunior Leader – Charlaine Hirst
Teacher – Kathryn ImrieProfessional – Colleen HenryCoach – Sofie AagaardJunior Leader – Taronne Atley
Teacher – So Hyun Oh