Women’s Golf Announces Travis Lauterbach as Assistant Coach
By ODU Athletics
“We are excited to welcome Travis, his wife Lara and daughter Collins to the Monarch family,” Hetzel said. “Travis brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team. He is committed to developing the person, the student and the athlete. He is very energetic and loves the game of golf. This is a tremendous hire for us, and I look forward to working with him going forward.”
Lauterbach comes to Norfolk from Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, where he spent his previous five years coaching both the men’s and women’s golf programs.
Over his five seasons at Faulkner, Lauterbach led the men’s and women’s golf programs to 19 tournament titles and 13 Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) all-conference team selections. He also guided three student-athletes to SSAC Freshman of the Year awards, had one SSAC Player of the Year and four PING NAIA All-American selections under his tutelage.
Off the course, Lauterbach stressed the importance of academics, as three student-athletes at Faulkner were named NAIA Scholar All-Americans under his direction.
Prior to Faulkner, Lauterbach caddied full time for 3 years at some of the nation’s top courses including: Augusta National, Whistling Straits, TPC Sawgrass, Liberty National and TPC Potomac. He served as a caddie for Jack Nicklaus at Augusta National and for former president Bill Clinton while he was at TPC Potomac, among others.
“I am extremely excited and appreciative of the opportunity that Old Dominion has given to me and my family,” Lauterbach said. “To get to come to work every day at a great school and work alongside a great coach like Mallory has been something I have been looking forward to. I would like to thank the athletic department and Bruce Stewart for giving me a chance to do something I love. I think this will be a great fit for me, and I look forward to helping Mallory succeed in her vision for a very competitive women’s golf program.”
Hetzel, Lauterbach and the Monarchs will voyage to Jacksonville, Florida March 6-7 to compete in the UNF Collegiate at the Jacksonville Golf and Country Club.