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UT Arlington hires former TCU standout to coach new women’s golf team

Catherine Matranga was a Mountain West all-conference player at TCU. She was an assistant pro at a Fort Worth country club before moving into college coaching.
Catherine Matranga was a Mountain West all-conference player at TCU. She was an assistant pro at a Fort Worth country club before moving into college coaching. rrodriguez@star-telegram.com

Former TCU player Catherine Matranga was announced Tuesday as the new UT Arlington associate head coach for the women’s golf team. UTA women’s golf begins play at the start of the 2017-18 season.

Matranga joins the Mavericks after serving one year as an assistant coach for Division II Rogers State in Claremore, Okla. Matranga helped the Hillcats pick up three top-10 performances at the Heartland Conference Championship during the team’s provisional season of competing.

“I believe we now have the best coaching staff in the country on both the men’s and women’s side and look forward to building championship winning teams,” UTA golf coach Stuart Deane said in announcing the hire, according to UTAmavs.com.

A Fort Worth native and a former Paschal High School golf standout, Matranga graduated from TCU with NCAA honorable mention All-American honors in 2007. She played seven seasons on the LPGA Symetra Tour and played in the U.S. Women’s Open in 2013.

“I am excited about the hiring of coach Matranga to lead our women’s golf program,” UTA athletic director Jim Baker said. “She fit everything we were looking for in our search.

Before going to Rogers State, Matranga was assistant golf professional at Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth.

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