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Jill Trujillo
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: New Mexico '90
Experience: 6 Years
Jill Trujillo is in her seventh season as head coach of the nationally-recognized University of New Mexico women's golf program. The UNM graduate became the ninth coach in Lobo history on June 14, 2007. Trujillo was promoted to her current position after serving as the interim head coach for the latter part of the 2007 spring season. She guided UNM to its 16th consecutive NCAA regional appearance as well as reaching the NCAA Championships for the 13th time. The Lobos placed 22nd at the 2007 championships.
"Jill is an outstanding golf coach and mentor to our student-athletes," said UNM vice president for athletics Paul Krebs. "She's a Lobo alum who knows what it takes to compete at the national level. I'm delighted that she is on board and that we are continuing the strong tradition of our women's golf program."
New Mexico advanced to its 20th consecutive NCAA postseason competition in 2011-12, playing in the West Regional. In 2009-10, the Lobos tied for 16th at the NCAA Championships with a school-record, 72-hole total of 1,189 and won their third consecutive Mountain West Conference title. Senior Jodi Ewart became the first student-athlete in any MWC sport to be named Player of the Year four times. Ewart won her third MWC individual championship, and, in the process, set a school record with five career titles. She was also named the MWC Female Athlete of the Year, which included all sports. In 2008-09, the Lobos won two tournaments, including their second straight Mountain West Conference team title. UNM finished 19th at the NCAA Championships. Ewart was named first team All-America and MWC Player of the Year for the third consecutive season.
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) membership recognized Trujillo as the 2009 Central Region Coach of the Year. She also won the award in 2007. Trujillo's first full season (2007-08) provided a number of highlights. First and foremost was New Mexico capturing the 2008 Mountain West Conference championship on its home course by a staggering 19 shots. Sophomore Jodi Ewart won the individual title to complete the Lobo sweep. UNM also won the 2008 Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational title in Austin, Texas, beating No. 5 Florida and No. 6 Arkansas in the process. For all of the accomplishments throughout her rookie season, Trujillo was honored as the 2008 MWC Coach of the Year. Prior to becoming the Lobos head coach, Trujillo served as an assistant with UNM women's golf for three seasons starting in the fall of 2004. She helped lead New Mexico to a pair of regular-season tournament titles and three consecutive NCAA Championships appearances, while remaining nationally-ranked and among the nation's elite programs.
Before joining the UNM staff, Trujillo was the head golf professional at the Isleta Eagle Golf Course south of Albuquerque. She was responsible for the overall operations at the course from 1996 to 2003, and was the tournament director for numerous events, including the Futures Golf Tour, the PGA Junior Series and the AJGA Southwestern. While working at Isleta, Trujillo earned numerous accolades, including the 1997 Sun Country Section PGA Merchandiser of the Year, the 2001 Junior Golf Leader award and the LPGA Central Section Professional of the Year in 2000 and 2002. Additionally, she was named one of Golf For Women magazine's Top 50 teachers in the United States in 2002 and 2003. Trujillo served as the assistant golf professional at the University of New Mexico Championship Course from 1990 until August of 1996. During her tenure, Trujillo assisted with the day-to-day operations at the course. Trujillo was a member of the Lobo women's golf team from 1986-90, and earned all-conference and academic all-conference honors her senior season. She also won the 1988 New Mexico Women's Amateur Open. Trujillo has more than 20 years of experience as a golf professional and is a Class A member of the PGA of America and the LPGA T&CP. The Silver City, N.M., native graduated from UNM in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
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