Texas Tech Head Coach JoJo Robertson will serve as 2019 Texas Tech Girls’ Golf Camp lead instructor.
In nine seasons as Texas Tech's head women's golf coach, JoJo Robertson has turned the Red Raiders into one of the top programs in the country and a consistent NCAA Tournament participant.
The Red Raiders have reached a NCAA Regional eight 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 Texas 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 Red Raiders to a fifth-place finish in the NCAA Championships, Tech’s highest finish ever nationally. The Red 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.
Laurie Brower, a former standout on the LPGA Tour and one of the top players in school history, enters her first season as an assistant coach for the Texas Tech women’s golf program.
Brower was elevated to a full-time role with the program after helping push the Red Raiders to yet another NCAA Regional appearance in a volunteer coaching role during the 2017-18 campaign. She rejoined the program in January in time for Tech to record four top-five finishes that spring, including a team title at the Lady Boilermaker Invitational.
It was her second stint as Tech’s volunteer assistant as she previously served on staff during the 2011-12 campaign that saw the Red Raiders advanced to their third of now eight NCAA Regional appearances under head coach JoJo Robertson.
Not long after Texas Tech wrapped play at the NCAA Austin Regional, Brower was back on the course herself, qualifying for the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open at a sectional back in the state capital. Brower finished in 50th place at the event after making the cut behind a strong 2-over-par 75 second round.
Brower is no stranger to success in professional golf after a 10-year career that resulted in numerous top-10 finishes. Brower was ranked 214th in total earnings when she retired from the LPGA Tour in 2002 as she amassed over $360,000 on various tours over her career. She briefly came out of retirement in 2008 to qualify and then play in the U.S. Women’s Open.