Christa Teno Named LPGA Southeast Coach of Year
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Christa Teno Named LPGA Southeast Coach of Year
Courtesy: Seminole State College Athletics Department
October 11, 2018
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DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) membership has selected the recipients of annual section Teacher, Professional, Coach, and Junior Golf Leadership awards. Each of the six sections of the LPGA T&CP—Central, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Western, and International—winners are selected by the Section Officers and Section Nominating Committee Chair annually in each of the four categories.

The 2018 LPGA T&CP Section Of The Year Award winners are as follows:

  • Central Section - Teacher – Tina Tombs, Professional – Marci Bozarth, Coach – Lisa Strom, Junior Leader – Kelli McKandless
  • International Section - Teacher – Yoshie Koyama, Professional – Ah-Ram Suh
  • Midwest Section - Teacher –Maria Palozola, Coach – Mary Swanson, Junior Leader – Debbie Williams-Hoak
  • Northeast Section - Teacher – Tiffany Faucette, Professional – Kelley Brooke, Coach – Kathryn Schnauel, Junior Leader – Michelle Holmes
  • Southeast Section - Teacher – Dona Lerner, Professional – Judith Alvarez, Coach – Christa Teno, Junior Leader – Mackenzie Mack
  • Western Section - Teacher – Alison Curdt, Professional – Kelley Spooner, Coach – Mary Ritchie, Junior Leader – Jennifer Bermingham

Director of Athletics, Kurt Esser noted, "This is a wonderful honor for Coach Teno. She is a fantastic teacher and our kids always improve throughout their time as a Raider."

The LPGA T&CP National Awards Selection Committee will select the overall national award winner in each category from among the section award winners. The national winners will be announced in the coming weeks.


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  • The overall athletic department GPA during 2017-18 was 3.04
  • Seminole State Golf has finished in the top 3 in the Nation for the last 6 years including 2nd in 2018
  • The 2018-19 Returns three All-Americans (Tai, Karn and Sam)
  • Seminole State Golf has finished in the top 3 in the Nation every year since 2009
  • Both 2018 graduates, Erica Chiang (Baylor) and Alex Naumovski (Coastal Carolina) are playing at four-year programs
  • Coach Christa Teno was inducted into the NJCAA Golf Hall of Fame in May of 2017
  • For sponsorship information, please email Kurt Esser,

About the Seminole State Raiders:

The Raider Athletics Department of Seminole State College was established in 1965 and initially led by Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach Joe Sterling. Seminole State sponsors five sports all competing in the NJCAA Division I.  Both Baseball and Softball facilities are located on College Drive on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.

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Media contact: Kurt Esser, Director of Athletics, 407.708.2092,

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