Mandigo speaks to the team in 2015.
Middlebury head women’s golf coach Bill Mandigo has stepped down from the helm of the program, Director of Athletics Erin Quinn ’86 announced on Thursday, May 25. Mandigo will continue in his role as the head women’s ice hockey coach, a position he has held since 1988.
“I am grateful for Bill’s leadership of the women’s golf program,” said Quinn. “He has proven to be an expert coach in his career in women’s ice hockey, football, and baseball, as well as golf. With Bill Beaney’s retirement from the head men’s golf position, the time was right to create a head women’s golf position.”
The addition of this position allows for both the women’s golf and women’s ice hockey programs to have dedicated head coaches.
Mandigo remarks, “I have been honored and privileged to have coached the Middlebury women’s golf team for the past 15 years. During this time, I have met incredible student-athletes who have left a lasting impression on my life. I will miss the daily interaction with the players on the golf course, but will continue to support them in all of their endeavors.”
Mandigo was named the head coach of the women’s golf program in the fall of 2008. During his tenure, Mandigo led the team to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, while having three individual NCAA qualifiers. He coached five All-Americans and one NESCAC Player of the Year during that span. In 2016, Mandigo was tabbed the NESCAC Coach of the Year after leading the squad to second place in the conference tournament. Mandigo guided the program to NESCAC runner-up status the following year as well.
Middlebury has begun a national search for the next head coach of women’s golf. The job posting can be found here.