Amanda Carmichael enters her fourth season as a full-time employee of the UCLA golf program. She served the previous two seasons as assistant coach of the women's team and two years ago worked as the assistant men's coach.
In her second season as Golf Operations Director, Car-michael is responsible for identifying potential recruits, managing any UCLA-hosted tournaments, 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 addition to her regular duties, Carmichael served as director of the 2003 and 2004 Pac-10 Men's and Women's Championships, which UCLA hosted.
Prior to coming to UCLA, Carmichael played competitive golf in 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 she was awarded Big Sky All-Academic honors, and she received the team's Scholar-Athlete award three straight years. She also earned NGCA Academic All-America honors in 2001. Carmichael graduated from Cal State Northridge in May 2001, with a 3.88 GPA in Business Administration Honors 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.
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