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:
Tied a school record with three team victories.
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.
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.