Jan Mann, a well-respected individual in collegiate women's golf, is in her sixth year as head women's golf coach at the University of North Carolina. Mann, a proven and experienced head coach, became the third head coach in Carolina history and took over the program July 2009.
Jan Mann, a well-respected individual in collegiate women's golf, is in her ninth year as head women's golf coach at the University of North Carolina. Mann, a proven and experienced head coach, became the third head coach in Carolina history and took over the program July 2009.
In Mann's first five years at the helm, the Tar Heels have won five team championships and three individual championships. In 2010-11, Carolina won the Cougar Classic and the ACC Championship while in 2012-13, the Tar Heels won the Liz Murphey Fall Preview, the Ruth's Chris Tar Heel Invitational and the UCF Challenge. Two of the individual titles came in 2012 when Catherine O'Donnell won the 2012 LSU Golf Classic and the 2012 NCAA West Regional while Elizabeth Mallett won the 2014 SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational.
Last year Carolina carded a fourth-place finish at the ACC Championships and finished 14th at the NCAA Central Regional. In 2012-13, the Tar Heels finished 10th at the NCAA East Regional and posted five top-five finishes. In 2012, Carolina finished 10th at the NCAA Championships and carded seven top-five finishes. In addition, Carolina's Catherine O'Donnell captured two individual titles, the LSU Classic and the NCAA West Regional. After winning the 2011 ACC Championship by 24 strokes, the Tar Heels went on to a runner-up finish at the NCAA East Regional and then tied for eighth at the NCAA Championships. Carolina also won the first tournament of the year, the Cougar Classic, and was the runner-up at The Landfall Tradition. In 2010, Carolina earned an NCAA bid to the NCAA East Regional where they finished 13th.
Mann was crowned the 2011 ACC Coach of the Year, the second time she has received that honor. She was also selected the 2005 ACC Coach of the Year when she was the head coach at Virginia.