Texas Tech Head Coach JoJo Robertson will serve as 2018 Texas Tech Girls’ Golf Camp lead instructor.
In eight seasons as Texas Tech's head women's golf coach, JoJo Robertson has turned the Lady Raiders into one of the top programs in the country and a consistent NCAA Tournament participant.
The Lady Raiders have reached a NCAA Regional seven times during Robertson’s tenure, two trips of which resulted in advancing to the NCAA Championships. During her career as a player at Oklahoma State, as an assistant coach at Purdue, and as Tech’s head coach, she has made it to the NCAA Tournament in all but one season.
Possibly the highlight of Robertson’s tenure came at the end of the 2014-15 season when she led the Lady Raiders to a fifth-place finish in the NCAA Championships, Tech’s highest finish ever nationally. The Lady Raiders, who were making just their second all-time appearance in the NCAA Championships, used a strong final round to overcome a five-shot deficit and advance past the stroke play portion as one of the top eight teams.
Former LPGA player Laurie Brower rejoined the Texas Tech women's golf staff in January 2018 as the program's volunteer assistant coach.
Brower, one of the top golfers in Tech history, previously served on the golf staff during the 2011-12 campaign that saw the Red Raiders advance to their third of now seven NCAA Regional appearances under Robertson.
“I’m really excited to welcome back Laurie as our volunteer coach,” Tech head coach JoJo Robertson said. “Her LPGA playing experience will be a huge asset to our program. Laurie was an outstanding player at Texas Tech, and it will be great to have her back in the program.”
Brower was a two-time Southwest Conference Player of the Year during her Tech career from 1982-85. She spent six years on both the Futures and Players West Tours before joining the LPGA as a rookie in 1992.
After a 10-year career that resulted in numerous top-10 finishes, Brower was ranked 214th in total earnings when she retired from the tour in 2002. Brower, who has amassed over $360,000 on various tours over her career, came out of retirement in 2008 to qualify and then play in the U.S. Women’s Open.