Next month’s NCAA Women’s Golf Championship will be Carey Forsyth’s final tournament. The two-time UCLA national champion coach announced his retirement from coaching on Monday.
During his 24-year tenure as head coach, Forsyth led his alma mater to NCAA titles in 2004 and 2011, and finished second in 2005, 2008 and 2009. In her 106 national awards for her players, she led six of her players to the conference her golfers. She won the award of the year and led two of her, Alison Lee and Brontereau, to Division I women’s golf’s highest individual award, the Annika Award. Her five Pac-12 championships at UCLA under Forsythe rank her second in conference history and lead all active coaches.
“I have been fortunate to call UCLA my home for 29 years,” Forsyth said in a statement. I am honored to continue the legacy of I have had the opportunity to coach some of the most incredible and dedicated student-athletes in the sport.
Forsyth will remain at UCLA as a special assistant to athletic director Martin Germond.
“Carey is elite and one of the most accomplished coaches in UCLA history. “Her knowledge of our Bruin culture and her two her NCAA title-winning traditions is invaluable as we build for the future.”
UCLA will conduct a nationwide search for Forsythe’s replacement. The No. 24 Bruins will learn his postseason fate on Wednesday’s selection show, and starting May 8 he’ll play in the NCAA Regionals until the 10th.