Chawwadee Rompothong, who guided the Bulldogs to the Ivy League championship in her first season (2006), is head coach of the Yale women's golf team. Rompothong is a 2000 Yale graduate and was a three-time All-Ivy golfer who helped the Bulldogs win three Ivy titles in her playing days. Rompothong, who served as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs in 2005, earned All-Ivy honors in 1997, 1999 and 2000. She finished fourth at the Ivy League championship in both 1999 and 2000 and was sixth in 1997.
After Yale, Rompothong turned professional and competed on the Futures Tour in 2001 and 2002. In 2003, she enrolled in the PGA Professional Golf Management Program and is currently in the process of becoming a PGA certified Golf Professional. In addition, she is certified Level 2 by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Rompothong also has worked as the second assistant professional at the Pinehurst Resort, home of the 1999 and 2005 men's U.S. Open, and as a teaching professional at Montammy Golf Club in Alpine, N.J.
As coach of the Yale women’s golf team, Rompothong has steered the Bulldogs to victories at the Ivy League championship in 2006 and 2011, as well as second-place finishes in 2009 and 2010.
In recent years under Rompothong’s leadership, the Bulldogs have put in several stellar performances, including wins at the 2010 Princeton Invitational, 2010 Yale Women’s Intercollegiate, 2010 Harvard Invitational, 2010 Sacred Heart Invitational and 2011 William & Mary Spring Invitational. Under her leadership, the team started off the 2012-13 season with a victory at the Dartmouth Invitational and also claimed a win at the Brown Invitational.
Last updated Apr. 28, 2013.
THE CHAWWADEE ROMPOTHONG FILE
As a Yale Student:
Residential College: Trumbull
Future Plans: Win the Ivy League Championship many times and advance to the NCAA National Championship
Lowest Score: 69
Why She Chose Yale: The question is how could I possibly turn down the opportunity to play and practice at the No. 1 Collegiate Course in the country and receive the finest education offered in the world.
Other schools officially visited: Do not remember. Once I saw Yale, I knew it was the one...
Favorite place at Yale: CCL
My favorite class at Yale: Devane Lecture on the History of Yale
Band: Dave Mathews Band
Song: "Imagine" by John Lennon
Food: Anything spicy
Book: "Catcher in the Rye"
Golf Course: Ballybunion in Ireland
Place She'd love to visit: New Zealand
Yale’s All-Ivy League Golfers Under Rompothong:
2007: Cindy Shin
2009: Harriet Owers-Bradley, Cassie Boles
2010: Alyssa Roland (First Team), Callie Kemmer (First Team)
2011: Seo Hee Moon (First Team), Harriet Owers-Bradley (Second Team)
2012: Sun Gyoung Park (First Team), Seo Hee Moon (Second Team)
2013: Marika Liu (First Team), Seo Hee Moon (First Team), Shreya Ghei (Second Team)
Yale’s Academic All-Ivy League Golfers Under Rompothong:
2008: Lindsay Hong
2009: Natasha Spackey
2012: Lily Boettcher
Other Team and Player Honors Under Rompothong:
2013: A trio of golfers—Shreya Ghei, Marika Liu and Seo Hee Moon—earn All-Ivy honors, with three Bulldogs in the top 10 at the Ivy League Championship
2012: Lily Boettcher, Shreya Ghei and Caroline Rouse recognized as NGCA All-American Scholars
2011: Lily Boettcher, Alyssa Roland and Sun Gyoung Park recognized as NGCA All-American Scholars; Seo Hee Moon recognized as Ivy League Player of the Year
2010: Alyssa Roland clinches outright victory in the Ivy League Championship