(Updated April 4, 2018)
• 2017 ACC Coach of the Year
• President, Women’s Golf Coaches Association of America (2013-16)
• Seven straight NCAA Championship appearances
• 14 tournament wins (Eight at Florida State)
• Three All-Americans/Five All-Regional Selections
• 16 All-ACC Academic Selections
Amy Bond, the 2017 ACC Coach of the year, has expeditiously built one of the top women’s golf programs in the nation at Florida State. With a crystal clear plan and meticulous ideas on its execution, she has gone about the step by step construction of her program with a definite goal in mind: To Win The National Championship.
Bond recently donated $1,685 for hurricane relief in a program she began and championed during the fall of 2017. She donated $10 for every birdie, $20 for every eagle and $25 for each hole in one carded by her player in their four-event fall season. The monies were delivered to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
Bond led the Seminoles to the one of the greatest seasons in school history in 2017.
The Seminoles were ranked No. 1 in the nation, won six tournament championships, had four players named to the All-ACC team, led the nation in scoring average vs. par, led the nation in par 5 scoring en route to and Bond was named the ACC Coach of the Year. Florida State won an unprecedented six tournaments to tie for the national lead. Never before had any team in Florida State history won more than five events in a single season. Florida State took over the nation’s No 1 ranking after winning the Jim West Challenge and the Cardinal Cup during the fall season. The Seminoles then earned the highest NCAA regional seed in school history (No. 2), and finished in third place in the NCAA Columbus Regional Championship before earning their second consecutive top-20 finish at the NCAA National Championship Finals.
During her first seven seasons as Florida State’s Head Women’s Golf Coach, Bond has coached four All-Americans, two Regional Champions, 12 All-ACC selections, 22 All-ACC Academic Honor Roll selections with 52 academic honors, 13 players who have been named to the All-ACC Academic team and four who have been named to the All-America Scholar Athlete team.
As the Seminoles’ head coach, she has led Florida State to seven consecutive NCAA Championship Tournament appearances – a streak that brings the program’s current school-record streak to 12 consecutive NCAA appearances entering the 2017-18 season.
With her student-athlete first approach, her love of the game of golf, her unbridled love for Florida State University and her ability to recruit top-level talent, Bond constantly works to take the Seminole women’s golf program to a higher level. That higher level is in the classroom, with her relationships with her players, and Florida State’s success on the golf course have all allowed her program to become recognized as one of the top all-around programs in all of college golf.
The Seminole Women’s Golf Team is recognized as a star among stars as Florida State is annually celebrated as one of the top athletic programs in the nation. Florida State has finished in the top 25 in the Director’s Cup in each of the last nine years.
In her seven seasons at Florida State, the Seminoles have played in seven NCAA Championship tournaments, produced the school’s first two NCAA Regional Champions (Maria Salinas in 2012 and Matilda Castren in 2016), earned five All-American honors (Matilda Castren in 2014 and 2017, Salinas in 2011 and 2013, Morgane Metraux in 2017), earned 13 All-ACC selections (Salinas in 2011 and 2012, Jessica Negron in 2013, Castren in 2014, 2016 and 2017, Alex Milan in 2014, Lydia Gumm in 2015 and 2017, Kim Metraux in 2016 and 2017 and Morgane Metraux in 2017) and had 20 players earn All-ACC Academic honors.
As a player, Bond earned a spot on the ACC’s 50th Anniversary team. As an assistant coach she helped the Seminoles to three NCAA Tournament appearances. As Florida State’s head coach, she has led the Seminoles to seven NCAA Championship appearances in her first seven years as the head coach of the Seminoles.
Throughout her playing career at Florida State, she played as one of the Seminoles’ top players (she was named Florida State’s team MVP in 1997, 1998 and 1999), played with a number of touring professionals (including LPGA major winner and current Golf Channel analyst Karen Stupples) and has coached many of Florida State’s recent greats including the only four-time golf All-American in school history (Caroline Westrup). While achieving success during her career as a player and a coach, Bond has never lost sight of her ultimate goal: the success and achievements of her student-athletes.
In her 12 seasons as a Seminole coach (five as an assistant and seven as the head coach), every student-athlete who has played golf at Florida State has earned her bachelor’s degree and every one played on at least two NCAA Tournament teams during their careers. The Seminoles are among the NCAA leaders with a perfect APR rating during the first seven seasons of Bond’s head coaching tenure at Florida State.
FLORIDA STATE IS HOME FOR BOND
Amy Bond joined the long and illustrious list of Florida State alumni who have returned to coach their alma mater when she was named the Seminoles’ head coach on June 25, 2010. She returned to her Seminole roots after an outstanding playing career at Florida State (1994-99) during which she finished in 30th place in the 1999 NCAA Championship Finals and a five-year career as an assistant coach (2001-06) when she helped lead the Seminoles to the NCAA Championships three times. Bond is one of three Florida State University alumni who are current head coaches at their alma mater joining Jennifer Hyde (women’s tennis) and Mike Martin (baseball).
FIRST SEVEN YEARS AT FLORIDA STATE
Florida State head coach Amy Bond has guided each of her first seven Seminole teams to the NCAA Tournament. Including her four years as a Seminole player (1996-99), her five years as a Seminole assistant coach (2001-06) and seven as Florida State’s head coach, Bond has participated in 14 of 16 NCAA Regional Championships while wearing the Garnet and Gold. The Seminoles will look to play in their school record 13th consecutive NCAA Championship Tournament in 2018.
BOND LEAD FLORIDA STATE TO A HISTORIC SEASON IN 2017
Florida State’s enjoyed one of the top seasons in school history in 2017 as it earned the nation’s No. 1 ranking, won a school record six tournament championships, were the No. 2 seed at the NCAA Columbus Regional Championship, and played in the NCAA Championships finals for the second consecutive season. The Seminoles led the ACC and finished second nationally with a school record stroke average. Individually, two different golfers won five different tournament championships, a school record four golfers were earned All-ACC honors and two earned All-American honors. Academically, each of Florida State’s five starters were named to the All-ACC Academic Golf Team, all 12 members of the team were named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll, and three players were named to the WGCA All-American Scholar Team. The Seminoles finished the 2016-17 season ranked No. 6 by GolfWeek and No. 11 by Golfstat.
FLORIDA STATE EARNED OUTSTANDING SUCCESS IN 2016
Florida State finished the 2015-16 season ranked 19th nationally by Golfstat, 24th nationally by Golfweek, finished 15th nationally in the NCAA Division I Championship Finals. The Seminoles finished in second at the NCAA Division I Shoal Creek Regional, won team championships in the fall 2015 Jacksonville Classic and the spring 2016 Florida State Match-Up, finished in the top five of nine of its 13 matches, had two players earn NCAA Shoal Creek All-Region honors (Matilda Castren and Kim Metraux) and had two players earn All-ACC honors (Castren and Kim Metraux). Academically, the Seminoles had each member of its team named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll, saw four players named to the ACC All-Academic Women’s Golf Team (Castren, Lydia Gumm, Kim and Morgane Metraux) and had two players (Kim and Morgane Metraux) named to the WGCA All-American Scholar Athlete team.
2014 WAS A SPECIAL SEASON AT FLORIDA STATE
Amy Bond led Florida State to its ninth consecutive NCAA Regional Championship, to the team championship at the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate, had one player earn All-American honors (Matilda Castren), and had two players earn All-ACC honors (Castren and Alex Milan) in 2014. In earning All-ACC honors, Castren established a school record for low stroke average in a single season with her 71.83 scoring mark. Florida State’s team victory at the Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate was the first team championship by the Seminoles since the 2010 season when it won the Bryan National Collegiate championship.
BOND AS A TOURNAMENT HOST
Bond’s passion for growing the game of golf has increased her desire to plan and host large-scale tournaments at Florida State. She hosted the NCAA East Regional Championship in 2014, a 24-team event that showcased the best in women’s collegiate golf for the first time in school history. Bond will play host to the sixth Annual Florida State Match-Up in February of 2018 and the NCAA Tallahassee Regional in May of 2018 as she continues to attract high level competition to the city of Tallahassee on an annual basis.
SUCCESS AT PRINCETON
Bond was successful in her first head coaching position at Princeton (2006-10) as she guided the Tigers to eight tournament victories and top four finishes in four Ivy League championship tournaments. The Tigers finished in second place in the Ivy league championship in 2007. Bond coached Susannah Aboff to consecutive Ivy League individual championships in 2008 and 2009. It marked only the third time in league history that a player had won consecutive individual conference championships. Aboff earned All-Ivy League honors three times during her career in becoming just the second player in school history to be named to the all-league team three times in her career. During her four seasons at Princeton, only the Tigers and Harvard performed consistently well in the conference championship by finishing in the top four of the team championship from 2007-10.
RECRUITING SUCCESS AT FLORIDA STATE
During her first seven seasons as the head coach at Florida State, she has continued the tradition of recruiting talented players and outstanding student-athletes to Tallahassee. Her list of top recruits includes Matilda Castren, the Seminoles’ all-time leading golfer for stroke average and individual wins, and five players who have been named to the WGCA All-America Scholar Athlete team. Kim and Morgane Metraux, two of the top rising amateur players in the world, were also recruited by Bond to attend Florida State. In five years as an assistant coach at Florida State, Bond helped recruit five players who earned All-ACC honors a total of 12 times and formed the nucleus of two top 20 ranked teams. The Seminoles finished in a tie for 16th nationally in 2006 and in a tie for 19th nationally in 2004. She was also instrumental in recruiting Caroline Westrup – the only four-time All-American and four-time All-ACC selection in school history.
RECRUITING SUCCESS AT PRINCETON
During her four seasons at Princeton, Bond coached/recruited two players (Susannah Aboff and Kelly Shon) who qualified to play in at least one NCAA Regional Championship each and five players who earned All-Ivy League honors a total of 11 times. Aboff won eight individual tournament championships during her career and finished in a tie for 23rd place at the NCAA East Regional Championship in 2009 – the third highest NCAA regional finish in the history of the Princeton program. Shon played in the 2011 and 2012 US Women’s Open and was ranked No. 4 nationally among junior golfers at the time she was recruited. She is still the highest ranked junior recruit to ever attend an Ivy League institution. Shon earned All-American Honorable Mention Honors from the Women’s Golf Coaches’ Association in 2013, played in the 2013 NCAA East Regional Championship and the 2013 NCAA National Championship, was named the Ivy League Golfer of the Year and won Ivy League Championship in 2013
Bond has recruited and coached eight players who have played, or who are currently playing professional golf. She coached Kristin Tamulis (Florida State) who is currently playing on the LPGA Tour. She also recruited and coached four-time All-American Caroline Westrup (Florida State) who earned her LPGA Tour Card for the 2014 season (and who played in the 2013 U.S. Open), another who is playing on the LPGA Tour (Lacey Agnew), two who earned success on the Symetra Tour (Jaclyn Burch and Macarena Silva), one who is playing on the Symetra Tour (Alex Milan), one on the European Tour (Maria Salinas) and three players (Susannah Aboff, Marlowe Boukis and Michelle Grilli) who began their professional careers on the LPGA Symetra Tour.
SEMINOLES AT THE 2013 U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN
Bond and the Seminoles were well represented at the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open at Sebonack Golf Club with four of the top players in the history of the program – Karen Stupples, Kristin Tamulis, Macarena Silva and Caroline Westrup – all playing in the event. Prior to the event, Bond said of the one of the greats foursomes in program history: “This is a great week for each of the four players and for the Florida State women’s golf program. To have four of our players in the U.S. Open in the same year is exciting and illustrates the rich tradition of our program. I am very happy for Karen, who I have known for so many years and for Kris, Maca and Caroline who I had the good fortune of coaching during their careers at Florida State. Playing in the U.S. Open is an awesome accomplishment for all of them and I couldn’t be happier for all of them.”
BOND ON THE NATIONAL SCENE
Bond is the immediate past President of the Women’s Golf Coaches Association, as she served as the President of the organization from 2013-16. She has held a number of positions on the national governing board after serving the organization as its treasurer beginning in 2008. Bond began on the WGCA Board as its treasurer (2008-12), was as its vice president (2012-13) and then as its President (2013-16). The WGCA was formed in 1983 as an organization to promote participation in women’s collegiate golf. The vision of WGCA since its inception has been to encourage the playing of intercollegiate golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition.
Academic success is the cornerstone of Florida State’s program under Amy Bond. In 2016 (10) and 2017 (12), every member of the Seminole women’s golf team was named to the ACC Honor Roll, nine players were named to the All-ACC Academic team and five were named All-American Scholar Athletes by the WGCA. The women’s golf team earned the highest grade point average of the Seminoles’ 20 athletic teams in 2016 (3.591) and 2017 (3.616). During Bond’s first seven seasons as Florida State’s head coach, the Seminoles have totaled 54 ACC Honor Roll selections, has 24 players named to the All-ACC Academic team and had nine players named to the All-American Scholar team. The Seminoles’ individual success has certainly translated into team success during Bond’s head coaching tenure at Florida State. The Seminoles team was lauded by the NCAA for attaining a perfect multi-year Academic Performance Rate score of 1000 for the latest measuring period in 2015-16. The Florida State women’s golf team has achieved a perfect APR in each of Bond’s seasons as Florida State’s head coach. Calculated over the four most recent years of data, the multi-year APR is a real-time measurement of eligibility and retention of student-athletes competing on every NCAA Division I sports team. Bond developed her academic achievement philosophy as a player at Florida State as she was named an Academic All-American in 1998 and 1999 and earned ACC Academic Honor Roll accolades three times during her playing career (1996, 98, 99). Bond’s teams in both 2015 and 2016 were presented with the Golden Torch at Florida State’s annual Black Tie student-athlete gala for the team with the highest GPA. Bond’s 2015 team finished the spring semester with 12 players earning a 3.0 grade point average or higher. The women’s golf team was the only team at Florida State to accomplish that feat during the spring 2015 academic semester. The Seminoles’ earned a cumulative GPA of 3.591 during the 2015-16 fall and spring semesters.
TOP 50 PLAYER IN ACC HISTORY
Bond was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary team in 2002 along with Seminole greats Karen Stupples and Louise Wright. Bond was a 1998 All-ACC selection, as well. She earned 10 top-10 finishes during her career and was named the Seminoles’ Most Valuable Player each year during her career. Bond competed in the NCAA Championship tournament in 1999 and played in three NCAA regional tournaments while finishing in the top 20 in four consecutive ACC Championship tournaments. She was an All Region selection in 1999 and was the medalist at the 1998 Ryder/Florida State Championship tournament.
COMMUNITY SERVICE CHAMPIONS
The Seminoles women’s golf team has won 13 of the last 16 Athletic Director’s Cups for Service at Florida State’s annual Golden Nole Banquet. The Athletic Director’s Cup for Service is presented annually and is the most prestigious award given to the Seminole student-athletes. It goes to the team that contributes the most service hours to the community over the course of an entire year. The Seminoles won the Athletic Director’s Cup for Service in each of Bond’s five years as an assistant coach and in four of her first six seasons as the Seminoles’ head coach.
An Ocala, Fla., native, Bond earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management from Florida State in 1997 before earning her Master’s Degree in Sport Administration from Florida State in 1999. Bond’s twin brother, Tommy, is the Director of Athletics and head baseball coach at Trinity Catholic in Ocala, Fla. Tommy led Trinity Catholic to the 4A state championship in 2014.
|Lacey Agnew||LPGA/LPGA Symetra Tour|
|Alex Milan||LPGA Symetra Tour|
|Kelly Shon||LPGA Tour|
|Macarena Silva||LPGA Symetra Tour|
|Caroline Westrup||LPGA/LPGA Symetra/European|
|Maia Salinas||2011, 2012|
|Maria Salins||2012 (Central Regional)|
|Jessica Negron||2011 (East), 2013 (West)|
|Maria Salinas||2012 (Central)|
|Morgane Metraux||2015 San Antonio Regional|
|Matilda Castren||2016 Shaol Creek Regional|
|Kim Metraux||2016 Shaol Creek Regional|
|Maria Salina||2011, 2012|
|Matilsa Castren||2014, 2016|
|Ivy League Golf of the Year|
|Susannah Aboff||2008, 2009|
|Kelly Shon||2013, 2014|
|Susannah Aboff||2007, 2008, 2009|
|WGCA Scholar Athlete|
|All-ACC Academic Honor Roll|
|Maria Salinas||2011, 2012|
|Laure Castelain||2012,2013, 2014, 2015|
|Calrton Kuhlo||2012, 2013, 2014, 2015|
|Alex Milan||2012, 2013, 2014, 2015|
|Mary Beth Ramsay||2013|
|Kayla Bloor||2014, 2015, 2016|
|Anna Sophia Bohmer||2014, 2015, 2106|
|Matilda Castren||2015, 2016|
|Lydia Gumm||2014, 2015, 2016|
|Kayla Jones||2015, 2016|
|Kim Metraux||2015, 2016|
|Morgane Metraux||2015, 2016|
|All-ACC Academic Team|
|Maria Salinas||2011, 2012|
|Hannah Thomson||2011, 2012|
|Laure Castelain||2012, 2013, 2014|
|Carlton Kuhlo||2013, 2014|
|Alex Milan||2014, 2015|
|Matilda Castren||2015, 2016|
|Lydia Gumm||2015, 2016|
|Kim Metraux||2015, 2016|
|Morgane Metraux||2015, 2016|
|Susannah Aboff||2008, 2009 (Ivy League, Princeton)|
|Kelly Shon||203 (Ivy League, Princeton)|
|NCAA Regional Qualifiers|
|Susannah Aboff||2009 (Princeton)|
|Kelly Shon||2013 (Princeton)|
|NCAA Ntional Qualifiers|
|Princeton Invitational||2007, 2008 (at Princeton)|
|Yale Fall Intercollegiate||2007 (at Princeton)|
|Hoya Invitational||2007, 2008 (at Princeton)|
|Nittany Lion Invitational||2008 (at Princeton)|
|ECAC Championships||2009 (at Princeton)|
|Roar-EE Invitational||2009 (at Princeton)|
|Web.com/Marsh Landing Intercollegiate||2014 (at Florida State)|
|Jacksonville Classic||2016 (at Florida State)|
|Florida State Match-Up||2016 (at Florida State)|
|Schooner Fall Classic||2017 (at Florida State)|
|Jim West Challenge||2017 (at Florida State)|
|Cardinal Cup||2017 (at Florida State)|
|Florida State Match-Up||2017 (at Florida State)|