Aug 29, 2013
HOUSTON - Former Texas A&M letterwinner Mary Michael Maggio will join the first University of Houston Women's Golf program as a volunteer assistant coach in 2013-14, head coach Gerrod Chadwell announced Wednesday afternoon.
This will be Maggio's first coaching position at the collegiate level. She joins the Cougars after an outstanding playing career at Texas A&M.
"I am happy to welcome Mary Michael to the University of Houston," said head coach Gerrod Chadwell. "As we build this program from the ground up, it was important to have the right person on our staff. Mary Michael competed at the highest levels in college and knows what it takes to be successful in competition and in life. She will be an outstanding role model for our young women, both on and off the course."
"It's exciting to be a part of the first Women's Golf program in Houston history. With Gerrod's record of developing champions, the tradition of the men's program at Houston and the tremendous talent base in this area, we have so much potential within this program," Maggio said "I can't wait for the 2013-14 season to start."
It will be a homecoming for Maggio when she, Chadwell and the Cougars open 2013-14. The Cougars tee off at the "Mo"Morial Invitational on Sept. 9-11 at The Traditions, hosted by Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. It will be the first of four fall tournaments for the Cougars.
After competing her first two seasons at LSU (2009-11), Maggio transferred to Texas A&M for her final two years. There, she won two individual titles, including the 2012 Big 12 Conference crown. For her impressive efforts, she was named to the All-Big 12 Team and the Big 12 All-Tournament Team.
Maggio was honored as the Big 12 Golfer of the Month for April 2012 and was named a GolfWeek Player of the Week in October 2012.
By the time that her collegiate career was finished, she had led her teams to seven tournament championships and earned seven top-10 and 10 top-25 individual finishes.
Throughout her career at both schools, she was an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and served as the Women's Golf team representative for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee with the Aggies.