NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Loyola University New Orleans has started a national search to replace men's and women's golf coach Lisa Tinkler, who has resigned.
In a news release Thursday, the university says Tinkler resigned to pursue opportunities in collegiate athletic administration. However, the university said she will coach the women's squad through the NAIA National Championship on May 20-23.
Tinkler led the school's effort to bring back golf at Loyola with the women's program in 2012-13 and commanded the return of the men's team this season. In their first season competing, the men's team finished ninth in the conference, while the women earned a second place finish at the Southern States Athletic Conference Women's Golf Championship and an automatic bid to the national tourney.