Nov. 27, 2012
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Devon Brouse, current Head Women's Golf Coach at Purdue University, will be inducted into the WGCA Hall of Fame on Tuesday afternoon, December 11, 2012. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. Brouse becomes the 45th member of the WGCA Coaches Hall of Fame and the first golf coach to be inducted into both the WGCA (women's) and GCAA (men's) Coaches Halls of Fame.
Devon Brouse is in his 15th season as the head coach and director of golf operations for the Boilermaker men's and women's golf teams. Brouse graduated from Purdue in 1971 with a B.S. in agronomy, returned to his alma mater in 1998 and has led Purdue golf to unprecedented success.
Brouse has led the women to a top-10 finish in each of the last seven NCAA Championships. Under his guidance, the women's team has advanced to the NCAA Championships every year since 2000, a feat accomplished by only two other Division I programs - Arizona State and Southern California.
The Boilermakers have not just appeared at the NCAA Championships, but in three of the last four seasons have won an individual title (Maria Hernandez in 2009), a team title (2010) and in 2011, came close to repeating as national champions, finishing in second place, just four strokes off the lead.
Brouse's women's teams have captured five Big Ten team championships and six Big Ten individual medals. He has won five Big Ten Coach of the Year honors and was named the WGCA and Golfweek's National Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2010.
Many of Brouse's golfers have earned national accolades. Hernandez won the Honda Sports Award and PING/WGCA National Player of the Year after her national title in 2009. Hernandez and LeBlanc both earned first team WGCA All-American and overall Brouse's players have earned 31 All-America awards in the last decade, including six first team All-America recognitions.
While with Purdue, Brouse has coached eight Big Ten Players of the Year (Lee Williamson, Gonzalez-Escallon, Gulyanamitta, Hernandez (three times), Stacy Orschell and Onnarin Sattayabanphot) and eight Big Ten Freshman of the Year (Christel Boeljon, Kari Damron, Whitney Frykman, Stefanie Endstrasser, Laura Gonzalez-Escallon, LeBlanc, Chris Mayson and Adam Schenk).
In addition to his coaching duties for both the men's and women's golf teams at Purdue, Brouse is responsible for overseeing operations for the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex. The 36-hole masterpiece features two distinctly challenging courses - the Ackerman Hills and Kampen layouts. The latter was the designed by the legendary Pete Dye and was the site of the 2008 NCAA Men's Championships and the 2003 NCAA Women's Championships. The complex features state-of-the-art practice facilities and ranks among the finest in college golf.
A native of Indianapolis, Devon Brouse and his wife, Kathy, have two sons, Matt and Brent, a daughter, Ashley, and grandsons, Colin, Scott and Tyler.
About Women's Golf Coaches Association
The Women's Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women's collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents over 500 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.