USM names Nunn women’s golf coach

USM names Nunn women’s golf coach

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Lucy Nunn, who spent the past four seasons helping build the University of Houston's women's golf program, was named head women's golf coach at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Nunn, a Lawton, Okla., native who played at the University of Arkansas, replaces USM interim women's golf coach Eddie Brescher, who was named men's head coach earlier this month.

"Lucy competed and now has coached at the highest levels, earning successes at every stop along the way in her career," USM athletic director Jon Gilbert said in a statement. "During the selection process, Lucy possessed the character of what we felt we needed in leading our women's golf program into the future."

Nunn, who joined the Lady Cougars during their second year as a program in 2014-15, helped guide UH to four consecutive NCAA Regional appearances and two American Athletic Conference championships.

Nunn has kept her playing chops sharp, competing in various national and state-wide events during her coaching stops in Houston and the University of Kentucky.

"First, I cannot thank the University of Houston enough for allowing me to help build and be part of their women's golf program these last four years," Nunn said in a statement. "Second it truly takes a village, and I am very thankful to the people, friends and family that I have in my corner pushing me to be better.

"Lastly, I am incredibly grateful to be given the opportunity to lead the women's golf program at Southern Miss."