New assistant coach Jenny Coluccio
July 8, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois women's golf coach Renee Slone announced the hiring of Jenny Coluccio, as assistant women's golf coach, effective July 8, 2013. Coluccio spent the previous three seasons as the head men's and women's golf coach at NCAA Division II University of Sioux Falls.
Coluccio led the USF men's golf team to a third place finish at the 2013 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Men's Golf Championship, while the women took fourth. Sophomore Tavia Rutherford became the first Cougar golfer to compete in the NCAA Central Region Tournament since USF reached NCAA Division II status.
In 2011, Coluccio led her men's and women's teams to second and third place finishes, respectively, in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. In the same year, she produced six All-GPAC selections (four men, two women) while her teams set impressive grade-point averages in the classroom (3.2 for the men, 3.5 for the women).
Before she became head coach at USF, Coluccio served two seasons as a graduate assistant for Dakota Wesleyan University, working with both men's and women's teams. DWU would claim men and women's GPAC regular-season championships and advance to the NAIA national championships during her stint as a GA.
Coluccio, a 2007 Drury University graduate, had a successful playing career; being named a three-time All-Great Lakes Valley Conference golfer while also collecting 12 top-15 tournament finishes. She's played in several tournaments including the Women's Western Amateur, Women's Trans National Amateur, College Players Tour, Futures Tour Qualifying School and LPGA Qualifying School.
Coluccio is married to Brett Coluccio, who served as her assistant at USF.