From CMU Athletic Communications
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Cheryl Stacy has been hired to lead the Central Michigan women’s golf program, Director of Athletics Dave Heeke announced on Wednesday. Stacy will draw upon a wealth of experience as an instructor, collegiate coach and professional player in guiding the Chippewas.
“I am excited to announce the addition of Cheryl Stacy as our women’s golf coach,” Heeke said. “Coach Stacy brings a diverse background that is important as we continue to build a solid foundation for our program. Her head coaching experience and leadership ability makes her a great fit and I expect that she will work well with our student-athletes. I am excited for the future of our program with Coach Stacy at the helm.”
Stacy served as the head coach of the women’s golf program at Michigan from 2009-13. During her time in Ann Arbor, Michigan advanced to NCAA Central Region twice as a team, placing 18th in 2011 and 16th in 2012, and two student-athletes earned All-Big Ten recognition. In 2012, the Wolverines earned their highest finish at the Big Ten Championships under Stacy, garnering fourth place.
Stacy’s student-athletes also excelled in the classroom, as they earned a total of 14 Academic All-Big Ten honors and 16 U-M Athletic Achievement Awards. Two were named Big Ten Distinguished Honors Scholars and one received the prestigious NGCA All-America Scholar-Athlete award.
“I am excited and thrilled to be at Central Michigan,” said Stacy. “It is a great opportunity. I am really looking forward to meeting the team and getting started working on the spring season. I am very grateful and honored.”
While at Michigan, she also assisted in the planning and development of its $2.5 million indoor golf facility.
Prior to her stint as head coach at Michigan, she was assistant with the Wolverines for four years (2005-09).
Since leaving Michigan, Stacy has worked as a teaching professional at the Lake Forest Golf Club and served as the boys’ golf coach at Pioneer High School, both in Ann Arbor.
Before joining the staff at Michigan, Stacy served as a teaching professional for over a decade at several locales throughout the state of Ohio.
As a golf professional from 1985-1994, Stacy was a member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour, the Futures Golf Tour, the Women’s Florida Golf Tour, the Central Florida Golf Tour, the Central Florida Challenge Golf Tour and the Kosaido Asahi Asian Golf Tour. She won a total of six tournaments on the Futures and Florida Women’s Golf Tour.
Stacy was a standout collegiate player at Ohio State, where she earned All-America honors in 1984 and 1985. She was instrumental in leading OSU to eight tournament wins, including three consecutive Big Ten titles, and was a two-time medalist at the conference championship.
Stacy was inducted into The Ohio State University Women’s Sport Hall of Fame in 2001.
Stacy is a Class A Member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division.