By Kyle Spencer
Lisa Strom will be the new Texas State women’s golf head coach in 2017.
Strom was a pro for 10 years before returning to her alma mater, Ohio State, to coach alongside her former mentor, Hall of Famer, Therese Hession. Strom was an assistant coach in the Ohio State program for five and a half seasons, and helped guide the Buckeyes to six consecutive NCAA Regional appearances. Within those six appearances, four of them led to NCAA Championship showings. Strom also helped lead the Buckeyes to three straight Big Ten championships in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Strom was well-known for her successful recruiting process while at Ohio State. Recruiting three freshmen, in 2014, that went on to earn All-Big Ten honors. One of her freshman, Jessica Porvasnik, was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and the Big Ten Player of the Year in 2014.
In 2000, Strom turned pro after a successful career at Ohio State, including a Big Ten Championship in 1999. In her career, Strom competed in over 50 LPGA sponsored events as a member of the LPGA Tour. She also competed on the Futures Tour for seven years.
Strom is taking over a very strong team. Texas State women’s golf ended their season in 2016 with a Sun Belt Tournament championship and a 14th place finish in the NCAA Regionals. Maty Monzingo and Millie Saroha, who both received All-Sun Belt honors, will be returning for their senior season in 2017. Texas State earned a trip to the NCAA Regionals six out of the last 10 seasons.