Head Women's Coach
Veronique Drouin-Luttrell was named Oklahoma's head women's golf coach on June 24, 2009, and in just four years has converted the Sooners into a national power.
After taking over a program that finished in 10th place or worse in half of its events in 2008-09, Drouin-Luttrell has guided OU to top-five showings in 26 of 46 tournaments (58 percent) during her tenure, including in 23 of 33 events (70 percent) from the 2010-11 through 2012-13 seasons. OU has won seven tournaments under her direction, six combined the last two campaigns. The top eight and 12 of the top 14 54-hole scores in school history have come under watch, and she has presided over the 16 lowest rounds in relation to par in OU annals.
The 2012 and 2013 OU squads finished sixth and ninth, respectively, at the NCAA Championships, marking the first time that OU finished in the top 10 nationally in consecutive years. The 2012 finish tied as the program's best ever. Also in 2012, Chirapat Jao-Javanil, one of Drouin-Luttrell's first OU recruits, became the program's first individual NCAA champion. She won the national title by four shots (-6) in a field of 126 competitors in Franklin, Tenn.
After winning the Big 12 Championship (OU's first league title in 12 years) and notching the record-tying NCAA finish in 2011-12, the Sooners were even better statistically in 2012-13. Here's a list of accomplishments from Drouin-Luttrell's fourth season at OU:
Thanks to OU's remarkable success the last two seasons (which included three team victories each year), Drouin-Luttrell was named Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2012 and Women's Golf Coaches Association Central Region Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013.
Prior to arriving in Norman, Drouin-Luttrell served an assistant coach at Georgia for four seasons. During her tenure at UGA, the Bulldogs notched three top-10 and four top-20 finishes at the NCAA Championships. Individually, Georgia produced 11 All-Americans and two SEC champions while she was on staff.
During Drouin-Luttrell's first full season at Georgia in 2006, the Bulldogs won two prestigious events -- the Golf Daytona Beach Fall Preview and the SEC Championship. Drouin-Luttrell also served as interim head coach during the 2007 Central Regional and NCAA Championships, leading the Bulldogs to second- and eighth-place finishes, respectively.
Before her time at Georgia, Drouin-Luttrell was a graduate assistant at Kent State for two-and-a-half years. She also enjoyed a standout playing career with the Golden Flashes as the 2000 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Freshman of the Year, the 2003 MAC Golfer of the Year and a three-time first-team All-MAC performer.
As a senior, Drouin-Luttrell helped lead Kent State to a second-place finish at the 2003 Central Regional and a 19th place showing at the NCAA Championships. Two years earlier, she helped lead the Golden Flashes to a 15th-place finish at the 2001 NCAAs, the program's best effort ever.
Drouin-Luttrell continued to compete as an amateur, and she finished 2006 at No. 8 in Canada's national rankings.
Drouin-Luttrell was runner-up at the 2006 Royale Cup Canadian Women's Amateur Championship after tying for medalist honors and falling in a playoff.
Her additional amateur highlights include: advancing to the quarterfinals of the 2005 British Ladies' Amateur; representing Canada at the 2003 Commonwealth Games and the 2003 and 2005 Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship; winning the 2001 and 2003 Quebec Amateur Championship; finishing eighth at the 2004 Royale Cup Canadian Women's Amateur; and finishing fifth in stroke play qualifying at the 2004 British Ladies' Am.
A native of Saints-Anges, Quebec, Drouin-Luttrell received her bachelor's degree in business administration from Kent State in the spring of 2003 and her master's in sports management from Kent State in 2007. She married her husband, Evan, in March 2012.
Assistant Men's Coach
Jim Garren enters his first season as the assistant coach for the Oklahoma men’s golf program after Ryan Hybl added him to the staff on Aug. 15, 2014.
Garren comes to OU after a one-year stint as the assistant coach at the University of New Mexico. Previously, Garren spent five seasons as assistant men’s golf coach and director of recruiting at the University of Southern Mississippi.
“OU is an outstanding place. Athletically, OU is a championship-caliber athletics program across the board,” Garren said. “Every team at Oklahoma expects to be a championship-caliber team, and that is how the administration feels it should be. That is a welcome challenge for me, and that is the type of department for which I want to work.”
Garren shared that he looks forward to being a part of the continued improvement of the OU men’s golf program, which has made four straight NCAA Championships appearances.
“On the golf side, it is impressive to look at what Ryan has done in his tenure,” Garren explained. “When he took over, OU was pretty far down, and since then, he has made it a contender. He has been here five years, and the change has been amazing. I look forward to working with Ryan and taking the Sooners from being a championship contender to the very top level of golf.”
Last season, Garren helped New Mexico to four tournament wins, including a Mountain West championship. The Lobos produced a pair of PING All-West Region and All-Mountain West selections in juniors Gavin Green and Victor Perez under Garren’s tutelage. Green was also named a second-team All-American, MWC Player of the Year and individual champion and won the Western Refining All-American Classic. New Mexico also had three Academic All-America Scholars.
While Garren was at Southern Mississippi, the Golden Eagles established five team records. Southern Mississippi also produced four Academic All-America Scholars under Garren after having just two prior to his arrival, two Academic All-Conference selections, one first-team All-Conference USA selection (Paul Apyan in 2010), one second-team All-CUSA selection in Derek Plucienksi (2011) and three Conference USA Players of the Week.
As a golfer, Garren was a member of the Wallace State Junior College men’s golf team in 2003. While at Wallace State, he helped lead the team to a third-place ranking in NSCAA Division I. Garren then transferred to Kennesaw State, where he earned his degree in Sports Management in 2008.
The Cartersville, Ga., native was a three-time Georgia High School State Champion at Cartersville High School. He was a two-time qualifier for the Atlanta Open and also earned alternate status through qualifying for the 2005 U.S. Open.
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