Tomas Adalsteinsson Named National Women's NCAA DIII Golf Coach of the Year

Tomas Adalsteinsson Named National Women's NCAA DIII Golf Coach of the Year

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Williams College women's golf coach Tomas Adalsteinsson has been named the Division III Golf Pride Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) National Coach of the Year.

In his third year at the helm of the Eph women's program Adalsteinsson has guided the Ephs to three top four finishes at the NCAA DIII Championship. After finishing fourth in 2017 the Ephs have placed second in the last two years. 

This year Adalsteinsson's lone competing senior won the NCAA DIII individual title while the team was competing for the NCAA team title recently in Houston. Cori Chan shot a four-round 296 to take medalist honors in Houston.

Williams won its fourth consecutive NESCAC title this past fall, third under Adalsteinsson, to secure the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship. 

In his first three years at Williams Adalsteinsson has coached four All-Americans, six All-East Region honorees, and seven Scholar All-Americans (this year's Scholars will be announced at the end of June). 

At this year's NCAA Championship at the Women's Golf Coaches association banquet Adalsteinsson was named the East Region Coach of the Year.

"I'm very honored to be recognized by my peers in the Women's Golf Coaches Association and I thank them for it," stated Adalsteinsson. "I share this honor with our team and all the credit goes to their hard work and the success they've created. I wouldn't be in this position without them, and I couldn't thank them enough." 

This academic year Adalsteinsson's Ephs posted their best single round score when they toured The Ledges in South Hadley, Mass. with 289 strokes. The Ephs also registered their best ever NCAA 1-Round score when they shot 300 at Bay Oaks Country Club this month in Houston. 

In April Williams notched their best 2-round score when they shot 597 (308 – 289) at The Ledges in South Hadley, Mass. and on May 4 & 5 they recorded their lowest home course 2-round score, shooting 599 (296 – 303) at Taconic Golf Club.

Senior Cori Chan won NCAA DIII medalist honors in Houston at the 2019 NCAA DIII Championship with a 4-round total of 296.