Amanda Carmichael will enter her fourth season as a full-time employee of the UCLA women's golf program. She served two seasons as assistant coach of the women's team and in 2002-03 also worked as the assistant men's coach.
In her new role, Carmichael is responsible for identifying potential recruits, managing any hosted events, creating a bi-monthly newsletter, organizing UCLA's Junior Golf camps, computing individual statistics for each player, organizing fundraising efforts, managing the new on-campus practice facility, ordering equipment and monitoring the players' academic progress and eligibility.
In the past two years, UCLA has hosted a pair of Pac-10 Championships. Both events drew unanimous praise from players, coaches and fans as a result of Carmichael's outstanding efforts. This season, UCLA hosted the inaugural Gold Rush California Collegiate Showcase, and Carmichael served as the tournament director.
Prior to coming to UCLA, Carmichael played competitive golf through high school and college. After playing four years of varsity golf on the boy's team at South Pasadena High School, Carmichael walked on to the women's team at Cal State Northridge in 1997 and earned a scholarship for her subsequent three years. She represented the Matadors in more than 25 tournaments throughout her career. At Northridge, she served as team captain for two years, twice was awarded Big Sky All-Academic honors, and she received the team's Scholar-Athlete award three straight years. She also received NGCA Academic All-America honors in 2001.
Carmichael graduated from Cal State Northridge in May 2001 with a 3.88 GPA in Business Administration with an option in Law.
Carmichael, 26, has been working in the golf industry for more than 10 years. Following college, she worked as the Assistant General Manager at Vista Valencia Golf Course prior to accepting the opportunity at UCLA. Prior to that, she worked at local golf courses including Brookside Golf Course and Arroyo Seco Golf Course, where she served as the assistant director of their Junior Golf academy for five years teaching youth players aged 6-14.