Virginia Tech’s women’s golf program is starting to come together with the hire of head coach Carol Green Robertson.
It was announced Monday that athletic director Jim Weaver has hired the former Old Dominion head coach to be first women’s golf coach at Tech.
The Hokies' women’s golf program will have its first season in the fall of 2015. The women’s golf team will be Tech’s 22nd intercollegiate sport.
Before joining the Hokies, Robertson coached at ODU for two years, leading her team to five tournament titles.
Robertson is not only a coach, but also a golfer in her own right. She played for James Madison University, where she was a two-time Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year, three-time first team All-CAA selection, the conference championship medalist in 2003, and twice qualified for the NCAA East Region.
The new head coach has some ties to Blacksburg through her younger brother Garland, who played golf for Tech from 2007-11.
Robertson will have the coming year to recruit a roster and develop the new golf program.
The young coach expressed her thoughts on being chosen to be the Hokies' first head coach to HokieSports.com.
“I am honored and thrilled to be a part of Virginia Tech history”, Robertson said. “I have no doubt this program is going to offer young ladies the opportunity of a lifetime and I’m proud I get to have a front row seat.”