Caroline Hegg starts her first year as head coach of the GRU Augusta women’s golf team after serving as the assistant coach at Purdue University for the past five years.
Her duties include recruiting, instruction, organizing team practices, scheduling, team travel and assisting with golf camps.
Hegg, who was announced as the head coach of the Jaguars on August 4, 2015 at a press conference in the J. Fleming Norvell Golf House, spent five seasons with the Boilermakers and helped coach the team to three top-10 showings at the NCAA Championships including a runner-up finish in 2011 and third place in 2013. Under Hegg and the Boilers staff, there individuals earned Big Ten Championships, while the team garnered the 2013 Big Ten Team Championship.
Hegg being announced with Director of Athletics Clint Bryant at a press conference on Aug. 4, 2015. (Photo courtest of Augusta Chronicle)
During her time in West Lafayette, Hegg coached five All-American selections, three Big Ten Players of the Year, and nine Academic All-American Scholar team recipients.
Prior to coaching, she played four seasons for Purdue from 2003 to 2007. The Culver, Ind., native graduated in May 2007, with a classical studies degree and a minor in philosophy. Hegg was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, an NGCA All-Scholar Team recipient and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honor society.
Before Purdue, Hegg served as a staff professional at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill in Prattville, Ala. Her career began in June of 2008 at the Randall Oaks Golf Course in Dundee, Ill., where she served as the golf professional.
Hegg won the Indiana State Open the summer of her sophomore year at Purdue. She was the Indiana state high school golf champion in 2001, runner up in 2000 and earned all-state honors all four years at the Culver Academy. Hegg spent the first year after graduation from Purdue as a faculty intern at her high school alma mater.
Formerly Caroline Haase, she married Stefan Hegg in the summer of 2013.