Jill McCoy completed her first season at the helm of the Valpo women’s golf program in 2018-2019.
In addition to her coaching responsibilities, McCoy helped oversee and organize the 2019 MVC Women’s Golf Championship, which was hosted at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton. It marked the first Valley championship event hosted by Valpo in any sport.
On the course, McCoy led her team to improved scores during her first year at the helm. In the final tournament prior to the MVC Championship, Valpo posted a 36-hole team score of 639 at the Indiana State Invite, a mark that ranked tied for ninth in program history. The team’s performance in that event also cracked Valpo’s all-time Top 10 in the 36-hole team score in relation to par at +63, which tied for seventh. During her first fall season, McCoy led Valpo to a +99 over 54 holes at the Loyola Fall Invitational, a 54-hole score that ranked 10th in program history in relation to par.
Under McCoy’s tutelage, Kylie Shoemake rounded out her four-year career. She finished her career with a scoring average of 83.08, which ranked ninth in program history. In McCoy’s first season at the helm, she also instructed junior Tiffany Curtis, who finished the season with a 234 (+18) at the MVC Championship, a 54-hole score that ranked tied for 10th in program history in both overall score and in relation to par. Junior Kayla Krueger also made improvement under McCoy’s direction in 2018-19, finishing the season with an 82.13 scoring average.
McCoy currently serves as the director of golf instruction at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Indiana, where she manages, oversees and directs the golf instruction and player development program for the facility.
Before taking her current role at Sand Creek, McCoy was the head golf professional at The Brassie Golf Club in Chesterton from 2014–2018. She has served as the executive director of the Northwest Indiana Junior Golf Association since 2016. McCoy was an assistant golf professional from 1995–2014.
During her playing days, McCoy was a captain at the University of Southern Indiana from 1996–1998, then was a member of a Purdue team that won the Big Ten championship in 1999–2000. She earned a degree in organizational leadership and supervision from Purdue in 2001.