Janet Carl has brought continued improvement to the University of Cincinnati golf program during her four seasons as head coach. This marks Carl's second full season heading the men's team and her fourth year in charge of the women's program.
Over the last two seasons, the Bearcats women's program showed continued growth under Carl's watch, due in part to the play of Hillery Wilson and Allison Mayborg. Carl has coached Wilson to five tournament titles, while the duo have finished 1-2 on the team in scoring average each season.
Her work with the program was recognized on a national level in the fall of 2006, when Carl was named the LPGA National Coach of the Year.
On the men's side, Carl mentored a men's squad that finished tied for fifth in its first BIG EAST Tournament. Geoff Newman also became UC's first-ever All-BIG EAST selection.
During the 2002-03 season, Carl was essential in the continued development of Allison Couch. Under Carl's tutelage, Couch became the first Bearcats woman to win a tournament since 1999. For her efforts, Carl was named the LPGA Midwest Section Golf Coach of the Year.
Carl's program continued to improve, again led by the play of Couch during 2003-04. Under Carl's guidance, Couch won back-to-back tournaments to earn her second Conference USA Golfer of the Month award.
Prior to her appointment at UC, Carl served as golf coach at Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills, Ky. from 1999-2001, winning Cincinnati Enquirer Coach of the Year honors all three years and Cincinnati Post Coach of the Year twice. She came to the Cincinnati area in 1993 and served in various positions within the golf community prior to taking the post at Notre Dame Academy.
The graduate of the University of Alabama served as assistant director of the LPGA Junior Girls Golf Clubs in 1994 before being named executive director. She is a Class A member of LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals. Carl was also an instructor in Mexico, Georgia, Vermont and Florida. She currently teaches at the Golf Ranch in Burlington, Ky. and golf schools at Pine Needles Resort and Golf Club.
The Janet Carl File
College: Alabama, 1982
Year at Cincinnati: 5th
Previous experience: Instructor, Miller Golf Schools (1989-92); Asst. Pro, Chateau Elan Golf Club (1991-92); Instructor, The Golf School (1992-93); Program Coordinator, City of Cincinnati (1993-95); Asst. Director, LPGA Headquarters (1993-94), Executive Director, LPGA Headquarters (1994-96); Head Pro, Woodland and Dunham Golf Courses (1996-97); Area Golf Specialist, American Cancer Society (1997-98); Account Executive, Lynx Golf (1998); Head Coach, Notre Dame Academy (1999-2001); Instructor, Pine Needles Resort and Golf Course (1997-present); Assistant Coach, University of Cincinnati (2003-04); Head Women's Coach, University of Cincinnati (2004-present); Head Men's Coach, University of Cincinnati (2005-present).
Personal: Married, husband Robert; son Josh (19), daughter Alex (15).