Sheryl L. Maize is in her first year as the Head Women's Golf Coach at Memphis, replacing Katie Gallina-Rump, who filled the position on an interim basis during 2001-02.
Maize comes to Memphis from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minn. At Augsburg, Maize guided Janell Johnson to the Minnesota Women's Collegiate Golf Association Conference Most Improved Player award for the 2001-2002 season.
"The University is excited to have Sheryl Maize join the staff," Associate Athletic Director Lynn Parkes said. "We think she's going to be a great asset to the program. She has wonderful credentials, has worked with some of the best teachers in the country and has a good competitive background as a player herself. We think this combination will make her one of the best young coaches in the country."
Maize, who has her LPGA Class A teaching certificate, has served as a teaching and club professional at Baker National Golf Course in Medina, Minn. and at Oak Ridge Country Club (Hopkins, Minn.). She has also taught at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Resort (Southern Pines, N.C.), North Oaks Golf Club (North Oaks, N.C.) and Phalen Park Golf Course (St. Paul, Minn.).
Maize has also taught in LPGA Golf Clinics in Minneapolis, Chicago and Orlando and has participated in LPGA National and Sectional championships.
In 1997-98, Maize served as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Minnesota.
As a prep golfer in Florida, Maize earned Junior All-America and state championship honors and later played for the top-ranked University of Miami (Fla.) team. Maize graduated from the University of Miami with a dual degree in public relations and sociology and a minor in marketing. She was also a member of the Dean's List at Miami.
After her collegiate playing career, Maize went on to play on the LPGA Futures Tour.
In her off-seasons, Maize has served as an instructor at several golf schools and junior golf camps in Florida, including the Ben Sutton Golf School, one of the top 10 golf schools in the country.