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|MELISSA LAMIE- Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach|
Lamie is entering her ninth season as Grove City College's head men's and
women's golf coach.
Last year, Lamie guided the Grove City women's team to its ninth all-time Presidents' Athletic Conference title and first-ever berth in the NCAA Division III National Championships, becoming the first PAC squad to represent the conference at the championships. In addition, then-junior Esther Durling won her third-consecutive PAC Player of the Year award and was joined by a pair of teammates on the 2014 All-PAC teams.
In 2012, she guided a very young Grove City women's team to a third-place finish at the rain-shortened conference championships as Durling earned PAC Player of the Year honors. Durling then repeated as MVP in 2013 to lead the Wolverines to the PAC Championship.
In 2011, she guided the Grove City women's team to the Presidents' Athletic Conference title. Grove City produced the conference's Player of the Year in Arielle Goyzueta and three teammates joined her on the 2011 All-PAC team.
For her efforts, Lamie received the league's women's golf Coach of the Year award in both the 2011 and 2013 championship seasons.
In her first season as head coach, she led the men to a second-place finish and the women to a third-place finish in the Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships.
During her first seven seasons as head coach, Grove City golfers have earned numerous honors. A total of 21 different players (nine men and 12 women) have achieved All-Presidents' Athletic Conference recognition.
Grove City's men's team has won 10 invitational titles and recorded 11 other runner-up finishes during that span. The 2007 men's team placed second at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Southern Championships in Altoona, Pa.
The women's program has captured 12 crowns and seven second-place finishes over the past seven seasons.
Grove City's golf teams have also excelled in the classroom as 13 players have earned spots on the conference's Academic Honor Roll over the past four seasons.
Lamie is certainly no stranger to success as a head coach. She recently entered her 22nd season as Grove City's head women's soccer coach. She has led the Wolverines to 229 victories in her first 21 years. Grove City has won five Presidents' Athletic Conference titles under her guidance and made nine total postseason appearances, including an NCAA Tournament first-round victory in 2012.
Over the past five years, Lamie has guided the women's soccer team to 61 victories. She is the conference's all-time leader in women's soccer coaching wins.
Lamie also spent 13 seasons as Grove City's head women's basketball coach. She directed Grove City to eight winning seasons over her final 10 years as head coach. Grove City posted a 153-129 mark over her final 11 years as head coach, including five postseason berths.
She graduated from Calvin College in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in physical education. In 1993, Lamie earned a master's degree in physical education from Northern Colorado University.
Lamie lives in Pine Township with husband Steve, the College's head men's basketball coach, their 13-year-old daughter Melia, and twins Caleb and Rayna, 2.