(LC State Sports Information release)
LEWISTON, Idaho – Park City native Kyla Clancy has joined the Lewis-Clark State College athletics staff as the head coach for men’s and women’s golf.
Clancy most recently has been the assistant coach at Rocky Mountain College – a position held since she graduated from the Billings school in 2016. Not only did she coach players on course management and tournament strategy, but she worked with the golfers’ fitness, strength and conditioning.
“Golf is, and always will be, a major pillar in my life,” Clancy said. “I have met so many amazing people through golf and I love the connections I make while playing and coaching the sport.”
Director of Athletics Brooke Cushman said Clancy has everything she wanted in a head coach.
“I am very excited to have Kyla on staff,” Cushman said. “She is very organized and has great enthusiasm for golf and for Lewis-Clark State.”
A head coaching job is yet another step in Clancy’s golf journey.
“When I was younger,” she said, “my goal was to play collegiate golf. Once I reached that goal, I made a new one for myself – I wanted to coach. I’ve been an assistant coach for two years and have loved every moment of it.
“My goal as a head coach is to leave a lasting, positive impression on my student-athletes. I strive to lead by example and be a mentor for my players on and off the golf course.”
Clancy was highly regarded as a player and student at Rocky Mountain. She graduated with high honors and a first and second-team all-conference selection. Additionally, she earned academic all-conference recognition, was a two-time recipient of the NAIA Character Award, was Rocky Mountain’s Helen Mathew Award winner, and was on the Dean’s List three of four seasons for the Battlin’ Bears.
She finished as high as third at the NAIA National Tournament and qualified for the event three seasons. She wrapped up her career with 12 individual tournament titles and two seconds for a total of 15 top-five finishes and 22 top-10 outings. She was a team co-captain as a junior and senior.