Gerrod Chadwell
Gerrod  Chadwell

El Reno, Okla.

High School:
East Central '97

Last College:
East Central '02 '03

Head Coach

Joined Houston:
June 2013

Hometown El Reno, Okla.
Education East Central • 2003
Master's in sports administration
East Central • 2002
Bachelor's in exercise science

El Reno High • 1997
Family Married to the former Stacy Lewis
Year School, Position
2013 - Houston, women's head coach
2010-13 Oklahoma, women's assistant coach
2008-10 Redlands CC, women's head coach
2005-07 David Pelz Golf, instructor
2002-03 Redlands CC, women's asst. coach
Years Team (Years)
2018 NCAA Regional
2017 NCAA Columbus Regional
2016 NCAA Championships -- Ind.
2016 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional
2015 NCAA San Antonio Regional
2013 NCAA Championships
2013 NCAA Norman Regional
2012 NCAA Championships
2012 NCAA West Regional
2011 NCAA West Regional
Years Team (Years)
2018 American Athletic Conference Champions
American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
2016 American Athletic Conference Champions
American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
2012 NCAA Individual National
Champion Chirapat Jao-Javanil
2012 Big 12 Champions
2009, 2008 NJCAA National Champions
2009, 2008 NJCAA Individual
National Champion Nicola Race
2009, 2008 NJCAA Coach of the Year
23 Team Tournament Titles
   (5 at Houston)
18 Individual Tournament Titles
   (3 at Houston)
25 American Athletic Conference
   All-Academic Team members
Years Team (Years)
1997-01 East Central
Year Honors
2001 All-America
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Gerrod Chadwell became the first head coach in Houston Women's Golf history with his hiring in May 2013 and has wasted little time in putting the Cougars in the national spotlight.

His resume is decorated with team national championships, individual national champions, NCAA Championships and NCAA Regional appearances and Coach of the Year honors and has continued to develop during his Houston tenure.

In 2016-17, Chadwell led the Cougars to NCAA Regional player for the third straight season and three top-five team finishes, including third-place showings at the American Athletic Conference Championships and MountainView Collegiate.

Leonie Harm was named to the All-American Athletic Conference Team for the first time in her career and set a school record with a 66 at two tournaments.

In the classroom, nine Cougars were named to the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, while Megan Thothong was named a WGCA All-American Scholar for the third straight season.

During the 2015-16 season, Chadwell -- whose first name is pronounced GAIR-ud -- led the Cougars to three tournament titles and three individual crowns while advancing to NCAA Regional play for the second straight season.

After winning the UCF Challenge and UNF Collegiate titles during the regular season, Chadwell's Cougars used stellar rounds over the final two days to win the program's first American Athletic Conference Championships title.

With a conference championship and three All-American Athletic Conference performers in Raegan Bremer, Yuka Kajiki and Megan Thothong, Chadwell was recognized as the league's Coach of the Year.

From there, the Cougars advanced to the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, where they fell only two strokes shy of advancing to the NCAA Championships for the first time in school history.

While the team just missed its goal, Leonie Harm opened and closed the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with 69s to qualify for the NCAA Championships as an individual player.

As the Cougars' first representative to the NCAA Championships, Harm tied for 81st at Eugene Country Club.

Although Houston competed in only its second year of existence and first season of team eligibility in 2014-15, Chadwell led the Cougars to the NCAA San Antonio Regional, a first in program history.

Houston enjoyed six top-5 team finishes and five top-3 showings in 2014-15 and made history on March 9-10, 2015, by capturing the program's first team championship by 15 strokes over second-place Texas at the UNF Collegiate.

Megan Thothong became only the second player in school history to win an individual title, closing that tournament with a Final-Round 68 on the way to a 1-stroke victory.

Raegan Bremer and Yuka Kajiki were named to the All-American Athletic Conference Team with Bremer earning the postseason honor for the second straight season.

Off the course, Thothong, Courtney Ferguson, Emily Gilbreth, Kelli Rollo, Yuka Kajiki and Courtney Tibiletti were named to the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.

In 2013-14, Chadwell guided Bremer, Ferguson and Gilbreth as the founding members of the first Houston Women's Golf team in school history. While those three young women could only compete as individuals in tournament play per NCAA rules, they helped lay the foundation for the program.

Under Chadwell's leadership, Bremer posted four top-10 finishes and etched her name in the Houston records book forever after winning the HBU Husky Invitational individual title with a score of 221. She was named to the All-American Athletic Conference Team and was a two-time American Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week.

Ferguson posted four top-20 showings with Gilbreth adding a pair of two-20 finishes in their first seasons with the Cougars. Bremer, Ferguson and Gilbreth joined Rollo on the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.

Chadwell came to Houston after spending the previous three seasons at Oklahoma. There, he helped lead Oklahoma to three straight appearances in the NCAA Regionals from 2011 to 2013, two straight NCAA Championships berths and a No. 2 national ranking from Golf World/Women's Golf Coaches Association in 2012-13.

In three years at Oklahoma, Chadwell helped lead the Sooners to top-five team finishes in more than half of their tournaments, including nine of 10 in 2012-13 alone. In their most recent event, the Sooners finished second at the NCAA Norman Regional on May 9-11 with three players placing among the top-six individual leaders.

During his time with the Sooners, he was a part of teams that advanced to three consecutive NCAA Regionals in 2011, 2012 and 2013, won the 2012 Big 12 championship and finished sixth at the 2012 NCAA Championships, tying for the best showing in school history.

In 2012, he mentored Oklahoma's first NCAA national champion in Chirapat Jao-Javanil, who won the title by four strokes with a 6-under-par effort in Franklin, Tenn.

Before joining the Sooners, Chadwell served as head coach at Redlands Community College in his hometown of El Reno, Okla., from 2008 to 2010.

In addition to their on-course accomplishments, Chadwell's student-athletes at Oklahoma and Redlands CC also were successful in the classroom. His Sooner teams posted a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher each year with a 3.7 mark in 2011-12. During his career, he mentored a combined 11 NCAA and NJCAA Academic All-Americans.

As women's head coach at Redlands Community College. Chadwell led the Lady Cougars to the National Junior College Athletic Association national championships in 2008 and 2009 and a third-place showing in 2010 after winning the regional crown by an astounding 94 strokes.

He also guided Nicola Race, who captured the NJCAA individual national championships in 2008 and 2009. For his and his team's impressive efforts each season, he was named the National Coach of the Year in both 2008 and 2009.

Golf has been a part of Chadwell's life since the age of 14. As a student-athlete at El Reno, High, he led the Indians to a state runner-up finish as a senior and competed from 1997 to 2001 at East Central University in Ada, Okla.

As a collegian, he was honored as an All-American in 2001 and earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science in 2002. After receiving his master's degree in sports administration from East Central in 2003, he joined the staff at Redlands CC as assistant coach for the 2002-03 season. That year, he led the Lady Cougars to a third-place national finish.

From 2005 to 2007, Chadwell worked on the staff at Dave Pelz Golf, a nationally renowned school that has worked with numerous professionals, including Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh and Annika Sorenstam. As an instructor there, he worked with all levels of players, from beginners to tour professionals.

He married two-time LPGA Player of the Year and two-time LPGA major championship winner Stacy Lewis in August 2016.

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