RICHMOND, Ind. - Brittany Whatley, a Women's Collegiate Golf All-American
Scholar during her NCAA Division I playing career, has been appointed as the
women's golf head coach at Indiana University East.

"I really looked into the school and the players, and IU East really seemed
like a good home feel," Whatley said. "It seemed like a good fit for me,
somewhere I could expand my repertoire of skills."

Whatley is a Henderson, Nev., native who played at the NCAA Division I
programs at the University of Nevada and Morehead State University during
her college career. 

Whatley won the Southern Nevada Women's Amateur in 2016. She has served as a
volunteer for The First Tee's Northern and Southern Nevada chapters. She was
a three-time participant in the Callaway World Junior Championships and
two-time Future Collegians World Tour All-American.

Whatley graduated from Morehead State with a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic
Communication.

Whatley's message for prospective Red Wolves: "We are definitely interested
in trying to make the athletes into better players and better people and
give the athletes the best experience we can. My assistant, Seth (Biava),
and I are trying to create a home, family feel for the girls. Hopefully we
can do that with girls we have so far, and add some other girls who have
good chemistry with the team."

IU East is an NAIA program. The Red Wolves open the 2017-18 season with
their own IU East Fall tee-Off on Aug. 25 at Richmond Elks Country Club &
Lodge.

 

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT BRITTANY WHATLEY

 

"Brittany is a hard-working, knowledgeable and caring individual. Her
attention to detail and great attitude are just a glimpse of the many
attributes that will help Brittany serve her student-athletes as a coach and
mentor tremendously well. Brittany has always represented herself and
university with the utmost of class. I expect great things in the near
future." - Stephanie Barker, Women's Head Golf Coach, Morehead State
University

 

"I have known Brittany since she was in high school. She is an outstanding
golfer who has a very solid knowledge of the fundamentals of the game. She
has won regional women's tournaments and worked with successful junior golf
programs. That combination will help her a lot in her new position." - Mike
Davis, PGA Master Professional/Instruction, GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teacher 

 

"In Brittany we are bringing in a talented young player who is really going
to be able to relate to the team. I think they are going to have a really
good and really fun year with the players who are returning and the players
we have coming in." - Joe Griffin, IU East Director of Athletics