COLUMBUS, Ohio – Lisa Strom has been named assistant coach of the Ohio State women’s golf team, Therese Hession, Ohio State head coach, announced Thursday. Strom brings 10 years of professional golf experience to the squad as well as four years as a collegiate golfer for the Buckeyes.
“I am thrilled to have Lisa return to the Ohio State women’s golf team as our new assistant coach,” Hession said. “Lisa was a great collegiate player with a lot of Buckeye spirit. Since her graduation, her knowledge of the game has grown through competition, practice and hard work on the LPGA and Futures Tours. She will inspire our players to take their games to the next level.”
Strom turned pro in August of 2000 and has competed in more than 50 LPGA sponsored events as a member of the LPGA Tour (2003, 2007-2010). She earned her best career finish in 2007 when she finished tied for 13th at the Navistar LPGA Classic. Strom carded a career-low 67 on two occasions in 2009 with the first coming in the second round of the LPGA State Farm Classic and the next in the opening round of the Navistar LPGA Classic.
Aside from joining the Tour, Strom also competed on the Futures Tour for seven years. Her best finish came at the 2002 El Paso FUTURES Golf Classic where she finished second. Also, Strom is a three-time winner of the Ohio Women’s Open (2007, 2009, 2010) and two-time winner of the Michigan Women’s Open (2007, 2010).
“During my professional playing career, I learned so much about the full swing, short game and mental game,” Strom said. “Those experiences, along with my experience as a collegiate golfer, are the things I’m excited to bring to the Ohio State team. It is great to be back at Ohio State and to be on this side of the sport. I’m looking forward to helping the girls develop as students, athletes and productive Ohio State graduates.”
After attending Lansdale Catholic High School, in Lansdale, Pa., Strom was a five-year member of the Ohio State women’s golf team and graduated with a degree in exercise science in 2000. She was a two-time All-Big Ten and four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection as a Buckeye. Highlighting her career was a first-place finish at the 2000 NCAA East Regional Championship and being a member of the 1999 Big Ten Championship team.