Notre Dame names new women's golf head coach

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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - Caroline Powers-Ellis has been named the new women's golf head coach at the University of Notre Dame.

Powers-Ellis joins the Irish following six seasons as an assistant coach at Michigan State, her alma mater.

“I couldn't be more excited to welcome Caroline to the Irish golf family as she epitomizes Notre Dame’s core values and will be a great representative of our University,” said John Handrigan, Notre Dame Director of Golf. “Caroline has proven she can recruit elite student-athletes who compete for championships while having great success academically and in their local communities. The opportunity to combine Caroline's recipe for success with our resources at Notre Dame will lead to a championship-level program.”

Powers-Ellis is a former Michigan State All-American and Big Ten Golfer of the Year.

“I am honored to be joining this premier institution; one that holds the highest standards for student-athletes in the classroom, on the golf course and as leaders in the community," said Powers-Ellis. "Notre Dame is a special place and when I stepped on campus I could feel the passion and enthusiasm in everyone I met. There is no limit to what this team can achieve and I am excited to work alongside Coach Handrigan as our two teams become united as one program. I am eager to get started and to advance the legacy of Notre Dame Golf.”

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