Elizabeth Davis, hired in the summer of 2016, enters her third season as the head coach of the Amherst College women's golf team in 2018-19.
A 2015 graduate of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) with a Master's in Sports Administration, Davis brings a wealth of enthusiasm and playing experience to the Pioneer Valley.
A native of Houston, Texas, Davis was a standout on the UMHB women's golf team since the 2012-13 season, and was a member of the 2013 NCAA Division III national team champion squad. In 2014, the Crusaders finished as the national team runners-up.
Davis, who helped drive UMHB to the American Southwest Conference (ASC) championship in 2013, earned First Team All-ASC honors in 2014 and 2015, and was a Second Team All-ASC selection in 2013. Named the team's most valuable player in 2014, Davis was also awarded ASC All-Academic in 2014, 2015 and 2016, in addition to achieving ASC Distinguished Scholar award in 2015.
Most recently, Davis finished in a four-way tie for 35th place in the 2016 NCAA Division III Championship after carding a three-round total of 237 (78-80-79) in the rain-shortened four-day event. Davis finished her career as a two-time all-region honoree, and recorded five rounds of par-or-better – highlighted by a low-round of 71 twice during her senior campaign.
During the 2013-14 year, Davis was a junior clinic instructor at Lakeside Country Club in Houston, and directed the summer tournament ladder program and all junior golf tournaments. She facilitated weekly junior golf clinic workshops emphasizing safety, etiquette and country club rules. She also played a key role in pro shop operations and instructed junior golfers on proper swing mechanics – ensuring the general safety of all junior golfers during training.
In 2015, she served as the tournament coordinator and rules official for the Texas Junior Golf Tour, monitoring pace of play and handling all aspects of the tournament venues. While at UMHB, she held an internship in the Crusaders' athletics department during her senior year, helping to successfully market the various athletics programs. She also held vital roles in game day operations for the department, as well as varying game management responsibilities.