Campbellsville High School recently hired a new boys’ golf coach.
Cassidy Scantland will take over the position from Jim Ward.
“We’re very happy to add Cassidy to our coaching fraternity here,” CHS Principal Kirby Smith said in a special ceremony to announce Scantland’s hiring.
“She brings a wealth of knowledge and success as a player. And we’re excited.”
Smith said Scantland takes over a program that is gaining momentum and he knows she will lead the team to many accolades.
CHS Athletic Director Tim Davis said Scantland has been around golf her entire life and has worked with young people.
“That’s a plus,” he said. “She’s got some high expectations. This group has a chance to be very good next year.”
Scantland said she plans to begin workouts this summer, with practices and matches beginning soon after school begins on Aug. 9.
“I want it to be serious and intentional and focused,” she said, “but I also like to have fun too.”
Scantland said she is very competitive and driven.
“I’ve heard nothing but positive things about the boys and I think they can go really far this year,” she said. “I have every intention of helping them accomplish their goals that they have set out.”
Scantland graduated from Campbellsville University last month with a degree in exercise science with an emphasis in fitness and wellness.
She now teaches golf professionally through the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
Scantland is also certified in Titleist Performance Institute, which is the only golf fitness program in the industry.
She played on the CU women’s golf team and set a school record with 11 tournament wins in her first three seasons.
Scantland has been named the Mid-South Conference Golfer of the Year three times, along with being named a Mid-South Conference Champion of Character.
She qualified for the NAIA national tournament several times.
Scantland came to CU from Green County, where she led the Lady Dragons to KHSAA state championships in 2009 and 2010 and a runner-up win in 2011.
She also led the Green County team to three Class “A” state championships and was named individual champion in 2011.
Scantland lead the team to six Heartland Conference championships and won the Fifth Region individual tournament, as well as being a four-time Academic All-State First Team member.
CHS is in the process of hiring a girls’ golf coach. Applications are accepted through June 30.
Until a coach is hired, Scantland will also work with the CHS girls’ golf players.
For more information, visit www.cville.kyschools.us.