WAYNE – After restarting the women’s golf program during the 2020-21 school year, Wayne State College will be on the look for a new head coach.
According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, Director of Athletics Mike Powicki announced on July 21 that head women’s golf coach Joey Baldwin has resigned. He’ll be transitioning to become the head women’s and men’s golf coach at Arkansas Tech University.
Powicki said, “I want to thank Coach Baldwin for all of his hard work getting the Wildcat Women’s Golf program restarted. We wish him the best with his future coaching endeavors. We have created a great foundation within our women’s golf program and our next goal is to continue to develop a program that will compete for a NSIC Championship every year and be in a position to qualify for the NCAA post-season tournament.”
Baldwin spent three seasons at Wayne State College and resurrected the Wildcat women’s golf program guiding WSC to a runner up finish at the 2022 NSIC Championships in April after just returning to play two years ago. Under Baldwin’s coaching, Wayne State’s team scoring average of 324.1 this past season was a 21-shot improvement from last season as the Wildcats re-wrote the WSC school record book.
Nine of the top 10 single day team scores and the top 22 individual 18-hole scores were shot by this year’s team.
While leading WSC to a second place finish this season, Baldwin coached NSIC individual medalist Abbey Kurmel and NSIC Newcomer of the Year Mekky Winyarat, both sophomores.
A national search is now underway for the next head women’s golf coach at Wayne State College. The WSC Women’s Golf Head Coach is a full-time coaching position (1.0 FTE with full benefits) specifically dedicated to coaching the women’s golf program. For position information and the application click the link.