Shelburne Promoted To Full Time Stetson Women’s Golf Head Coach Position

DELAND, Fla. - After taking over the Stetson University women's golf program in the middle of the season and guiding the Hatters to their first tournament victory since 2012, former Stetson golfer Danielle Shelburne has had the "Interim" removed from her title as head women's golf coach for the Hatters.
Shelburne, who was inducted into the Stetson Athletics Hall of Fame in 2015, agreed to a three year contract to serve as the head coach at her alma mater.
"I have been very pleased with Danielle's performance as the interim head coach and look forward to working with her for years to come," Hatters Director of Athletics Jeff Altier said.
"I am thrilled to be able to have an alum, former captain of the Stetson women's golf team, become our head coach.  Danielle knows what it takes to be a Stetson student, a champion athlete and lead a group of talented athletes to the championship podium."
In addition to the Hatters earning a team title at the Drake Bulldog Florida Invitational this spring, two players brought home individual crowns during the spring season and three earned ASUN Player of the Week honors.
"Being named the head women's golf coach at Stetson University has been a goal of mine since I was a player here," Shelburne said. "I am honored by the opportunity and challenge to take this program to the next level."
Altier said Shelburne told him following her final competitive season in the spring of 2010 that her plan was to some day return to take over the program.
"During Danielle's exit interview, when I asked what was her plans were for the future, she said she was going to replace Coach Kerr as the head coach of the Hatters," Altier said.  
Coach Floyd Kerr, who led the Hatters to three consecutive ASUN titles in 2009, 2010 and 2011 – two with Shelburne as a player – retired as the Stetson coach in December after leading the program for more than 12 years.
Shelburne, who is expecting her first child with husband Michael, said she is excited about the future for the Stetson women's golf program.
"With four very competitive players returning, plus some talented freshmen coming to school in August, I am excited about the 2017-18 season," Shelburne said. "It will be a great year to begin a new era in Stetson women's golf."

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