The Oxford College of Emory University Center for Healthful Living and Athletic Department is thrilled to announce that Molly McNamara joins us as the new Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach and Instructor. Molly holds a bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Monmouth College (IL), a master's degree in Sports Management from Western Illinois University and is currently pursuing her PhD in Sports Leadership. She served as the women's golf coach, Director of Wellness/Fitness Center and instructor in the Department of Kinesiology at Monmouth College.
"We are excited to welcome Coach McNamara to the Oxford College family," commented athletic director Roderick Stubbs. "She is well-suited and prepared to lead a very young golf program."
As a student-athlete, Molly was part of the inaugural golf team at Monmouth College, was a 3-time All-Conference performer, 3-time Academic All-Conference, 2-time National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) All-Scholar and helped her team earn a conference championship in her senior year. As coach, she coached 3 All-Conference athletes, 13 Academic All-Conference athletes, 3 NGCA Academic All-Scholars and was named Midwest Conference Coach of the Year in 2012. Molly was inducted into the Monmouth College "M-Club" Hall of Fame as a player and coach in 2014.
Prior to starting at Oxford, her work focused on student success serving as an Academic Coach and Academic Advisor in Indiana.
In addition to playing golf, Molly enjoys spending time hiking and exploring the area with her husband, Jacob Klinger, and their dogs.