UMHB Women’s Golf
Monday, 18 February 2013 by Keith Bahlmann
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has named Darla Kirby interim head women's golf coach for the spring 2013 season. Kirby takes over the reins from Nancy Taylor-Capps who resigned to become Associate Head Women's Golf Coach at Queens University.
Kirby served as head coach of the Cru women's golf team for the first 16 years of the program's existence before moving to a full-time administrator's role as Associate Athletic Director in the summer of 2012. Kirby started the UMHB women's golf program in 1996 and won the school's only national championship when the Cru claimed the 2000 NAIA National title with a nine-stroke victory over the University of British Columbia. Under her leadership, UMHB women's golf has won nine American Southwest Conference Championships and made 12 National Tournament appearances. Kirby won NAIA Women's Golf National Coach of the Year honors in 2000, NGCA Regional Coach of the Year five times and has earned ASC Women's Golf Coach of the Year recognition nine times in her coaching career. Kirby has coached 17 All-Americans and 50 All-Conference selections in her tenure at UMHB. She also helped coach Holly Glover to NGCA Division III National Player of the Year honors in the spring of 2005.