May 7, 2003
Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame women’s golf coach Debby King has announced that former Wichita State head women’s golf coach, Ann Slater, has joined her staff as an assistant coach.
With the Irish, Slater will oversee recruiting and be involved in every aspect of coaching the Notre Dame women’s golf program.
In making the announcement, King said, “I feel very fortunate to be able to have Ann Slater join our staff as an assistant coach. She brings outstanding coaching experience to Notre Dame after being a head coach the last four years at Ohio University (three years) and Wichita State (one year). I expect her to be a great asset to our program.”
Slater comes to Notre Dame after serving as the head women’s golf coach at Wichita State for the 2002-03 season. In her lone season as the Shockers’ head coach, Slater guided Wichita State to a fifth-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational and a 10th-place finish at the Razorback Invitational. The Shockers finished seventh at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship in April.
Prior to coaching at Wichita State, Slater was the head women’s golf coach at Ohio University from 1999 through 2002. During her tenure there, Slater’s teams won four tournament titles and were runners-up at the 2002 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championships. Four of her golfers won individual medalist honors, three were selected all-MAC and one student-athlete was named “MAC Sportswomen of the Year.” In the classroom, seven of her players were named to the National Golf Coaches Association’s (NGCA) All-Scholar teams.
A native of Cherokee, Iowa, Slater’s collegiate career began at Briar Cliff College where she earned All-America honors after finishing 10th at the 1995 NAIA Championships. She then transferred to Kansas State for her sophomore year and earned Academic All-Big Eight and All-Big XII team honors. Slater was twice selected to the NGCA Division I All-Scholar team as a junior and senior at KSU and represented the school at the NCAA National Leadership Conference in 1997.
Upon completing her collegiate career, Slater served as an undergraduate coach at Kansas State during the 1998-99 season. She also served as a co-advisor (1998-99), chairperson (1997-98) and vice-chair (1996-97) of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Slater graduated from Kansas State in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She completed her master’s degree in sports administration in June of 2001 from Ohio University.
Prior to coaching at Ohio University, Slater was an assistant golf professional at Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff, Ariz., during the summer of 1999. The course was the home of the 1996 U.S. Junior Championship and is ranked as the No. 1 private golf club in the state of Arizona by the Arizona Republic.