Duluth grad Courtney Swaim Trimble will step down as head women’s golf coach at the University of Louisville at the end of the 2018-19 season, the school announced this week.
Assistant coach Whitney Young was named as the replacement for Trimble, effective July 1, 2019. Trimble plans to spend more time with her family and move to Chicago, where her husband’s new job will take the family. The Trimbles have two young sons.
“It has been my privilege to work at the University of Louisville and lead the women’s golf program over the last six years and be a part of the Louisville community,” Trimble said. “We have achieved a great deal on the golf course, within the community and in the classroom. I am so proud of how the program has grown and improved. Working with exceptional student-athletes has made this job truly special.
“A new adventure lies ahead allowing me to spend more time with my young family and husband in the Chicago area at the end of this season. I’m very confident that Whitney Young taking over the program will keep driving things forward and this team will continue to flourish and achieve great things under her guidance.”
Trimble is in her seventh season as the Cardinals’ head coach. Her past five teams have advanced to the NCAA Regional Championships.
“We sincerely appreciate all Courtney has done at U of L while advancing our program,” Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra said in a school release. “This past year’s success in becoming our second team to reach to the NCAA Championships is a great achievement in which we intend to build upon moving forward. I know she’ll do all that she can to help us finish strong before moving on to a new chapter in her life with her family.”
Trimble, a member of the Gwinnett Sports Hall of Fame, is a former All-American golfer at Auburn University, where she also was an assistant coach from 2005-09. She was head coach at the University of Central Florida from 2009-12 before being hired at Louisville.