Jonesboro (ASU) – The Arkansas State Department of Athletics announced Thursday that Ginger Brown-Lemm has resigned her position as head women's golf coach, effective at the end of the 2009-10 season, to take over the same position at Mississippi State.
Brown-Lemm will continue to carry out her responsibilities as head coach over ASU's four remaining tournaments. ASU's last tournament currently scheduled for the 2009-10 season is the Sun Belt Conference Championships, slated for April 20-22 in Florence, Ala.
Brown-Lemm was named ASU's head women's golf coach prior to the start of the 2008-09 campaign and has led the Red Wolves to five top-three finishes over the last two seasons, including the Lady Red Wolf Classic title this season. Two ASU players combined to win three individual tournament titles the last two years, and Cassie Huffer became ASU's first All-Sun Belt Conference selection since 2006 during Brown-Lemm's first season with the Red Wolves.
ASU finished eighth at the 2009 Sun Belt Conference Championships during Brown-Lemm's inaugural season, but the Red Wolves currently carry the fifth-best team stroke average in the league this season.
"I can't say enough about my time here at Arkansas State University," said Brown-Lemm. "Jonesboro is a great community, one where my family and I feel very comfortable. This is a bitter-sweet move for me.
"We worked hard to improve the women's team here and we have enjoyed many successes. We cut 12 shots off our scoring average and collected three individual wins and one team win. Just this year we have been in the top six in six of eight tournaments. My proudest accomplishment is creating a team atmosphere with standards, accountability and loyalty. We have a fantastic group of ladies that will be successful no matter what career path they choose."
ASU has already begun a national search to fill the head women's golf coach position.