May 16, 2009
NORMAN, Okla. - University of Oklahoma Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Programs & Director of AthleticsJoe Castiglione announced today that he has accepted the resignation of women's golf coach Carol Ludvigson.
Ludvigson, who also played for the Sooners, is wrapping up a 24-year run as women's golf coach, and will move to a position in the athletics department's Academics unit.
"I love the University of Oklahoma and am so honored to have served as the head coach here for 24 years," she said. "That just doesn't happen these days."
Ludvigson is working to complete a doctoral degree in Adult and Higher Education to fulfill yet another career goal.
"I have always looked forward to working in the student life area," she said.
Castiglione said he is pleased that Ludvigson is remaining with the athletics department.
"Carol has a positive attitude and a very high regard for student-athletes," he said. "Her talents will be of great benefit for our department.
"Her efforts in leading our golf program and her loyalty are greatly appreciated."
Ludvigson is currently accompanying Kendall Dye to the NCAA Women's Golf Championships Owings Hills, Md.
The head coach since 1985, Ludvigson coached Oklahoma to 31 tournament victories. Among those championships were a Big Eight title in 1995 and the Big 12 crown in 2000. She also led the Sooners to five team appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including OU's first trip to the event in 1993.
Ludvigson was a seven-time regional and conference coach of the year, and was co-national coach of the year in 1995.
As a Sooner player, she was a four-year letter-winner and a member of OU's 1981 Big Eight Championship team.
Castiglione said a search for a new coach will begin immediately.