University of Oregon women’s team hires Monica Vaughan as assistant coach

Updated: September 4, 2018

Oregon women’s golf head coach Derek Radley has hired former NCAA individual champion Monica Vaughn as his assistant coach.

Vaughn, was named the PNGA Junior Girls’ Player of the Year in 2010.

“I’m beyond excited to announce Monica as our new assistant coach,” Radley said. “Monica has achieved at the highest levels of collegiate golf, both on and off the course. She has incredible knowledge of the game and her positivity will make her a great role model for our team. I’m so thankful coach Mo decided to move back to her home state and join our Oregon women’s golf family.”

Vaughn grew up in Reedsport, Ore., before attending Arizona State. She graduated magna cum laude in 2017 after a magical final month to her collegiate career. Vaughn won both NCAA regionals and the NCAA individual championship, helping Arizona State claim the team title as well. She shot an 8-under 208 (71-68-69) in regionals before shooting a 1-over 271 (74-72-71) at the NCAA finals.

Vaughn was the Pac-12 women’s golfer of the year and ASU’s female Tom Hansen Medal winner in 2017. She was named a first team All-American as both a senior and sophomore, when she finished fifth at the NCAA championships. She was a second-team All-American as a junior.