Women's Golf Coaching Staff
Success as a student-athlete doesn't always translate into success in the coaching ranks.
That's not the case for head coach Courtney Trimble. In five seasons, the University of Louisville women's golf program captured a conference championship, registered 23 top-five finishes in tournament play, nine team titles, and four trips to the NCAA Regional Championships.
Trimble, one of the most decorated student-athletes in Auburn history, earned All-America status in 2002, was a three-time all-Southeastern Conference honoree, and helped lead her squad to a national runner-up finish. She continued her career at the professional ranks, making the cut for the 2004 U.S. Women's Open, competed on the Future Tour for more than two years, and logged four top-five finishes.
Because of her advanced understanding of the game, Trimble is a step ahead of the curve in terms of student-athlete development. She has produced eight all-conference selections in five seasons, including Emily Haas, who Trimble helped guide to unanimous all-BIG EAST honors and become one of 10 golfers selected to play for the NCAA All-Stars in 2013.
Recently, Lauren Hartlage compiled arguably the best freshman season in school history that was capped with 2017 ACC Freshman of the Year and all-conference accolades. Laura Restrepo, the program’s first all-ACC honoree, finished her career as a three-time all-conference selection under Trimble.
In her first stop as a head coach at UCF from 2009-12, Trimble guided the program to its first NCAA Championship appearance in school history. She coached student-athletes to all-conference distinctions on six occasions along with molding Katie Mitchell into the Conference USA Freshman of the Year.
In addition to the achievements on the course, Trimble's teams have displayed in impeccable record in the classroom.
At Louisville, her squads have been recognized four times by the NCAA for being in the top 10 percent in women's golf for APR. The Cardinals received the 2013 BIG EAST Conference Team Academic Excellence Award and the 2014 American Athletic Conference Team Academic Excellence Award for women's golf. Individually, she has overseen 21 Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars selections.
Trimble first entered the coaching ranks as an assistant at Auburn, where she assisted the Tigers with attaining two SEC Championships (2006, 2009), four NCAA East Regional berths, and three NCAA Championship appearances.
A Duluth, Ga., native, Trimble received her bachelor's degree in business administration from Auburn in 2002. She was a four-year letterwinner on the women's golf team and is one of five student-athletes at Auburn to play in every tournament over their career.
She is married to Billy Trimble, and the couple has one son, Owen.
Whitney Wade Young
Whitney Wade Young, one of the most decorated golfers from the state of Kentucky and in Southeastern Conference history, is becoming the newest member of Louisville's coaching staff.
A three-time National Golf Coaches Association All-American and four-time first team all-SEC honoree, Wade Young was introduced as an assistant on head coach Courtney Trimble's staff on July 14.
“The program has seen tremendous improvement over the past few years, and I know that we have all of the resources in place to be a top-10 team,” Wade Young said. “The practice facility, the support, and the golf courses the student-athletes get to play make the University of Louisville an attractive destination for top players.”
“I'm really excited to return to the state of Kentucky and work with coach Trimble. I can truly tell this is a special place, and I'm excited to become part of the Cardinals family.”
The Glasgow, Ky., native comes to Louisville after spending four seasons at Georgia, where she helped the program to three appearances at the NCAA Regional Championships, including a regional title in 2016 that led to an automatic berth at the NCAA Championships. She assisted the Bulldogs to six Women's Golf Coaches Association All-America distinctions and seven all-conference selections, including the 2016 SEC Freshman of the Year.
“We are very fortunate to add Whitney Wade Young to our staff,” Trimble said. “She is one of the greatest female golfers to ever come out of the state of Kentucky, and I'm thrilled to have her return to her home state. She is an incredibly accomplished player that brings great value to our program from a player's perspective as well as her experience as a coach. I know Whitney's knowledge and high-level recruiting and will help us continue our goal of becoming a top program.”
Wade Young enjoyed an exceptional collegiate playing career at Georgia that included three top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships. She aided the Bulldogs to 10 team tournament titles, most notably the 2007 SEC Championship. She is one of just three Georgia and seven SEC golfers to earn first team all-SEC honors four times.
Statistically, Wade Young compiled the sixth-best career stroke average in Georgia history. She clubbed a 74.21 over 129 rounds, posting scores even or below par in 32 rounds. She had six rounds in the 60s.
Upon her graduation from Georgia with a degree in speech communications, Wade Young continued her playing career in the professional ranks. She registered nine top-10 finishes in 47 starts on the FUTURES Tour from 2008-10. In 2009, Wade Young won the Duramed Tour Championship with a 9-under-par 204. That same season, she finished sixth on the FUTURES Tour money list to earn her LPGA Tour card for the 2010 campaign.
Additionally, Wade Young competed in three U.S. Open events. She qualified for her first Open during her high school playing career in 2003 and later earned spots in 2008 and 2011.
Before her collegiate career, Wade Young compiled a remarkable junior career. She was a four-time AJGA Polo Golf All-American, with first-team honors in 2002. She had eight victories, with an additional eight top-10 finishes in 23 AJGA and national events between 1999-03. She represented the United States on the PING Junior Solheim Cup Team in 2002.
Wade Young made national news by representing Glasgow High at the 1994 Kentucky State Championships as a fourth-grader. She became the youngest winner of the Kentucky Amateur, achieving the feat as a 13-year-old in 1998. She won the 1999 and 2000 titles as well.
Formerly Whitney Wade, she married Chase Young, a tournament coordinator with the LPGA, in May 2014. The couple has one son, Jackson.
Director of Operations
In addition to coaches, we will have many members of both the men’s and women’s golf teams helping, encouraging, and answering any questions about college golf that they can.