Song Named Assistant Coach of Women's Golf

Song Named Assistant Coach of Women's Golf

By Fred Schernecker '89

Each fall in college athletics brings new faces and renewed energy.  This year the new faces will include Naree Song who will be joining the program as Claire Sheldon's '10 replacement as assistant coach for women's golf.  We are excited for Naree's arrival and the unique abilities and perspective she will bring to the program.

Naree began her golf career at the age of seven and quickly became one of the top junior golfers in the world. She won her first professional event, The Thailand Ladies Open, at the age of 14. She also went on to win three AJGA major championships and became a two-time AJGA First Team All-American. She competed in her first U.S Women's Open at the age of 14 where she took Low-Amateur honors.

Naree attended University of Florida at the age of 17 and after one semester, turned professional and competed on the Symetra and LPGA Tours, winning one event on the Symetra Tour in 2004.

Due to illness and injury she retired from professional golf and turned to education at Rollins College where she assumed the Assistant Women's Golf Coach position. During her tenure the team finished runner-up at D2 NCAA Nationals two years in a row. Shortly after graduating Rollins with a B.A in English and an M.A in Human Resources Naree accepted a Programming Coordinator position at The Golf Channel. Naree's passion for coaching led her back to IMG Academy where she was a former student-athlete for seven years.

Please join us in welcoming Naree to the program.

Fred Schernecker '89
The Paul M. Weissman Director of Harvard Golf

Kevin Rhoads
Head Coach of Men's & Women's Golf