Tavcar named Women's Golf assistant coach
AUSTIN, Texas -- University of Texas women's golf head coach Susan Watkins announced Tuesday that Kristin Tavcar, former Longhorns golfer and a 2003 graduate, has been named assistant coach of the golf program.
Tavcar's appointment is immediate. She returns to her alma mater after serving as as assistant golf pro at The University of Texas Golf Club from October 2003 until her appointment at UT. Tavcar also was a volunteer assistant coach for the Longhorns women's program in 2005-06. While a teaching pro at the UT Golf Club, Kristin was instrumental in forming both the women's and junior programs at UT Golf Club.
Tavcar graduated from UT in May of 2003 with a bachelor of arts degree in economics and a minor in business foundations. In 2002-03, she gained her first collegiate coaching experience by serving as a student assistant with the Longhorns program as she completed her degree. She played her final two years of collegiate golf at Texas after transferring to the Forty Acres from the University of Miami.
In addition, Tavcar has been an instructor, counselor and camp director at the summer UT Golf camps from 2001 to the present.
"It made perfect sense to look at Kristin when our assistant coaching position became vacant," noted Watkins, who coached Tavcar during her days at Texas. "We are losing a terrific person in (former) assistant coach Shannon Arnett, who has decided to leave coaching and concentrate on spending time with her young family, yet we are gaining an incredible resource with the hiring of Kristin Tavcar. She has been around our program for a long time, and served as our volunteer assistant last year. I expect Kristin to be a huge asset. She is a great teacher and motivator and understands the standards of excellence that we demand in our golf program."
Tavcar grew up in Austin, starring at Westwood High School where she helped lead the Warriors to the state championship 5A tournament twice. As a senior, she led Westwood to seventh place at the 1997 UIL state championships with a team-best 12th-place finish.