Chawwadee Rompothong
Chawwadee Rompothong

Chawwadee Rompothong, who guided the Bulldogs to the Ivy League title last spring as the interim head coach, 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, she turned professional and competed on the Futures Tour in 2001 and 2002. In 2003, she enrolled in the PGA Professional Golf Management Program and became a PGA certified Golf Professional. 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.

Nickname: Chawdiddy
Residential College: Trumbull
Major: Economics
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 #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