WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue women’s golf head coach Devon Brouse announced the hiring of new assistant coach Kristin Paulson on Tuesday, joining the Boilermakers’ staff after one season at North Carolina State. An Iowa State alumna, Paulson served as a volunteer assistant with the Boilermakers from 2013-to-2016.
“We’re excited to have Kristin back on our staff and back in West Lafayette,” said Brouse. “She brings some great experience and a strong work ethic to Purdue golf.”
In her one season at North Carolina State, Paulson helped the Wolfpack to its 15th NCAA Regional appearance in 16 seasons and their first tournament victory since 2013, as they topped the Boilermakers’ Lady Puerto Rico Classic.
In her three seasons with the Old Gold & Black, she helped the Boilermakers to two NCAA Championship appearances, three NCAA Regionals and a pair of regular-season tournament crowns. She helped coordinate various tournaments as well as assisted in daily practice, skill instruction and goal setting for players.
“I’m thrilled to return to Purdue and rejoin Coach Brouse and his decorated history,” said Paulson. “To have the opportunity to be a young coach under his tutelage is something that I can’t wait to start.”
The Ottumwa, Iowa, native played four seasons for Iowa State, from 2008 to 2012, earning first team Academic All-Big 12 three times and was twice honored with NGCA Academic All-Scholar awards. Paulson played 129 rounds in her collegiate career, the most in Cyclone program history, and her 77.80 career stroke average ranks ninth all-time at Iowa State.
A two-time champion of the Iowa Women's Amateur in 2010 and 2011, Paulson broke the tournament scoring mark in 2011 with a 14-under par 202, to win by 10 strokes. She went on to gather some professional experience as well, participating in Stage I of LPGA Qualifying School on two occasions, and has been on the bag for other pros, including Boilermaker standout Laura Gonzalez Escallon, Kim Kaufman and 2016 LPGA rookie Prima Thammaraks.
Paulson graduated from Iowa State in May 2012, with a materials engineering degree before coming to West Lafayette where she earned her master's degree in materials science engineering.