|Title:||Director of Golf and Women's Head Golf Coach|
Carla Spenkoch is in her 17th year at the helm of the Trinity Tigers golf program.
Coach Spenkoch joined the Trinity staff in 1997. She coached both the Tiger men and women for a number of years, and took over Trinity’s women’s squad in 2010.
She guided the 2003 Trinity men’s team to the NCAA Division III Championships. It marked Trinity’s first NCAA invitation since 1975, and the Tigers came in at 18th place. Two Tiger players earned All-America honors. Golf Digest, one of the sport’s leading publications, recognized the Tigers in the top-five nationally in its 2006 collegiate “academic first” rankings.
Trinity’s men also won the 2005 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship. The Tigers had nine top-five finishes at the SCAC tournament, and were runners-up in 2002 and 2008.
A total of 14 Trinity golfers (eight women and six men) have earned National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar recognition. The latest Tiger women to receive the accolades were 2012 players Molly Zumbro and Molly McCarthy. Trinity placed in the top-five at four of their tournaments during the season.
In recent years, the Tiger women captured the Sen. Eddie Lucio Invitational at Laguna Vista, Texas (2010); and the Schreiner Invitational (2011) at Kerrville, Texas.
Coach Spenkoch’s women’s teams have finished in the top-five at 10 SCAC Championships, including 2012. A total of 14 women’s golfers have received All-SCAC honors.
A highly respected teaching professional, Coach Spenkoch is also a member of the staff at The Quarry Golf Club in San Antonio. Before joining The Quarry, she was employed in the same capacity by Precision Golf Center, also in San Antonio.
She was named as one of the Top Texas Women Instructors by Texas Golf for Women magazine, honoring the 20 most qualified teachers in the state.
Coach Spenkoch graduated from the University of Texas-Austin in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. She served as captain for the Lady Longhorn golf team during the 1975 and 1976 seasons and was voted the team’s most valuable athlete in 1976.
She is a Life Member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association Teaching and Club Division. Coach Spenkoch also captured the Austin City Women’s Amateur Championship in 1976.