Clemson, S.C. – Clemson head coach Kelley Hester has been named the 2022 LPGA Southeast Section Coach of the Year, it was announced on Wednesday by the Ladies Professional Golf Association Professionals membership.
The award marks the fourth time in her career that Hester has been named SE Section Coach of the Year (2009, 2016, 2021) at three 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 – Nicole CavarraProfessional – Kelli McKandlessCoach – Kimberley SelfJunior Leader – Courtney Mahon
Midwest SectionTeacher – Janean MurphyProfessional – Lori AtsedesCoach – Debbie Willams-HoakJunior Leader – Emily Burns
Northeast SectionTeacher – Gia LiwskiProfessional – Marissa Kulig CrowCoach – Erika DeSantyJunior Leader – Linda Gaudi
Southeast SectionTeacher – Katie Detlefsen DahlProfessional – Ashaunta EppsCoach – Kelley HesterJunior Leader – Megan Johnston
Western SectionTeacher – Jessica QuayleProfessional – Mackenzie MackCoach – Kathryn BarrettJunior Leader – Taronne Atley
Teacher – Silvina FinoProfessional – So Hyun OhJunior Leader – Satomi Sugiyama