Feb. 15, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Katie Quinney, one of 10 players in school history to earn All-ACC honors as a member of the women’s golf team at Florida State, has been named an assistant coach for the Seminole women’s golf team as announced by Head Coach Debbie Dillman. Quinney earned All-ACC honors in 2004 and helped lead the Seminoles to three NCAA Tournament appearances during her career as a student-athlete from 2002-2004.
Since graduating from Florida State in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Quinney has played professionally on the Futures, Asian and Canadian Tours.
Quinney will work hand in hand with Dillman to continue the Seminoles’ tradition of recruiting top-caliber student athletes and finishing annually among the top collegiate teams in the nation. She will work Dillman in all aspects of the program including recruiting, scheduling, team travel, academic development and team community service projects.
“Katie was a very important part of our success on the course during her career and will once again be an important part of our success as an assistant coach,” said Dillman. “She was very much like a coach on the course with her teammates during her playing career and I know that she will do a great job as a coach. I am very excited to welcome her back to Florida State and even more excited to add her to my staff.”
Quinney, 25, earned All ACC honors in 2004 as one of the top golfers in the top women’s golf conference in the nation. She helped the Seminoles reach the NCAA Championship in both 2003 and 2004 making Quinney’s senior class one of only four in school history to play in consecutive NCAA Championships during their careers. Her career-best single-round score of 67 came during the second round of the spring 2004 ACC Championship while the best individual finish of her career came as a third came at the spring 2004 Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic and the fall 2003 Ann Rhoads/University of Alabama Intercollegiate. During her career she played in two NCAA Championships, three NCAA Regional Championships and three ACC Championships and helped Florida State win three team championships (spring 2002 Ryder/Florida Championship, spring 2003 Ryder/Florida Championship and fall 2003 Ann Rhoads/University of Alabama Intercollegiate).
Quinney replaces Amy Bond who is now the head coach at Princeton University.
Florida State finished in 16th in the team standings at the 2004 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship to end the season ranked in the nation’s top 16 for the first time since 1999 and the third time in school history. The Seminoles have now finished in the nation’s top 20 in three of the last four seasons. During the fall 2005 and spring 2006 seasons, the Seminoles earned the team championship at the Ryder/Florida Collegiate Championship, earned six top-team finishes and placed fourth at the NCAA East Regional in addition to finishing its season in 16th place at the NCAA Championship.