Augusta University women’s golf head coach Caroline Hegg knows what it takes to make it to the pinnacle of a collegiate sport.
Hegg, who was announced as the head coach for the Jaguars on August 4, 2015 at a press conference in the J. Fleming Norvell Golf House, spent five seasons at as assistant coach at Purdue University and helped coach the team to three top-10 showings at the NCAA Championships including a runner-up finish in 2011 and third place in 2013. Under Hegg and the Boilermakers staff, there individuals earned Big Ten Championships while the team garnered the 2013 Big Ten Team Championship.
She is entering her third season at the helm of the women’s golf program going into 2017-18 and she is coming off back-to-back bids to the NCAA Regional Championships.
Hegg being announced with Director of Athletics Clint Bryant at a press conference on Aug. 4, 2015. (Photo courtesy of Augusta Chronicle)
In 2016-17, Augusta was ranked as high as No. 42 in the nation and finished top 10 in 10 of their 11 events in 2016-17. Augusta was top five in four of the five fall events and were top 10 in five of the six spring events. The Jaguars were one of 72 teams in the nation to be selected to the NCAA Golf Regional Championships. The selection for Augusta was the seventh in the 16-year history of the program and marked the second-straight trip for Augusta head coach Caroline Hegg in her second season at the helm of the program.
During her time in West Lafayette, Hegg coached five All-American selections, three Big Ten Players of the Year, and nine Academic All-American Scholar team recipients. She also coached Paula Reto for all four years at Purdue. Reto represented South Africa in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and finished tied for 16th.
Prior to coaching, she played four seasons for Purdue from 2003 to 2007. The Culver, Ind., native graduated in May 2007, with a classical studies degree and a minor in philosophy. Hegg was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, an NGCA All-Scholar Team recipient and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest academic honor society.
Before Purdue, Hegg served as a staff professional at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill in Prattville, Ala. Her career began in June of 2008 at the Randall Oaks Golf Course in Dundee, Ill., where she served as the golf professional.
Formerly Caroline Haase, she married Stefan Hegg in the summer of 2013.