• Eight NCAA Postseason Appearances
  • Four NCAA Final Appearances

Jan Dowling

“Our vision for the women's golf program at Michigan is to grow into a perennial top 15 program in the country and win national championships. This comes with hard work, passion and finding student-athletes that are determined to represent Michigan in a first class manner. My passions include teaching the game of golf and helping young women accomplish their dreams. This is accomplished by providing guidance in all areas of the game and holding student-athletes accountable, so that they can do their very best in everything they do and strive to become better each and every day. I feel extremely fortunate to be a part of Michigan Athletics. We are given the tools necessary to accomplish our dreams ... our job is to get after it each and every day!! GO BLUE.”

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Coach Bio

No stranger to collegiate golf, Jan Dowling has spent the last decade continuing to show she is one of the up-and coming women's golf coaches following a stellar career at Kent State and professionally. The 2016-17 season marks the fourth for Dowling with the U-M women's golf team. Named the fifth women's golf coach in U-M history in the fall of 2013, Dowling has spent the last three seasons reshaping the Wolverine program. In year three, the hard work paid off as her Wolverines posted arguably one of the top seasons in U-M history. The 2015-16 season began with U-M capitalizing on a strong fall season as the Maize and Blue posted three top-five finishes in four events. Carrying the fall's momentum into the spring, the postseason started with a sixth-place showing at the Big Ten Championships (April 22-24), leading to U-M's first NCAA regional bid in four years. With another sixth-place finish, the Maize and Blue advanced to the NCAA Finals for just the second time in program history. Heading to Eugene, Ore. and the Eugene Country Club for a shot at the national title, the Wolverines tied for 18th -- just missing the first team cut by four shots.

Prior to accepting the Michigan job, Dowling served as an assistant coach at Tennessee in 2012-13 and spent three years as the head coach at Florida. Dowling led the Gators to back-to-back NCAA Championship appearances. She also spent three years as a touring professional and served as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Kent State, helping guide the Golden Flashes to their 10th consecutive Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship with back-to-back titles in 2007 and 2008.

Fun Fact

Coach Dowling was a member of the inaugural women's golf team at Kent State and helped lead the team to four straight MAC championships and three NCAA Regional appearances.

Career Highlights

  • Fourth year as U-M head coach
  • 11th year as a collegiate coach
  • Eight NCAA regional appearances
  • Four NCAA Final appearances
  • Four-time first-team All-MAC selection
  • 2000 MAC Player of the Year
  • Individual medalist two years in a row at the MAC Championship (1999, 2000)
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Mandi Morrow

Assistant Coach

Beginning her first season with the U-M women’s golf team, Mandi Morrow joined the Wolverine program in June of 2016. Prior to her arrival in Ann Arbor, she spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Tulane (2014-16). With the Green Wave, she helped the program to back-to-back NCAA regional appearances, culminating in an NCAA Finals appearance in 2015. Tulane nearly made it two straight NCAA championships appearances after missing the 2016 cut by a single shot. A native of Kent, Ohio, Morrow played for her father, Mike, at Kent State (2008-12) and helped the Flashes to four consecutive Mid-American Conference (MAC) crowns. She was a two-time second team All-MAC selection (2011, ’12) and finished among the top 10 at the MAC Championships twice in her career.