Friday, April 13, 2012

Inkel resigns as UIS golf coach to take job as professional

A dream of a lifetime awaits University of Illinois Springfield women’s golf coach Nichole Inkel.

The Springfield native is resigning to take a job in suburban Richmond, Va., at Windy Hill Sports Complex in Midlothian, where she will work as an LPGA teaching professional. Inkel’s resignation is effective June 1. She has coached the Prairie Stars since April 2009.

“The changes within the athletic department were just not a good fit with me, so this was the perfect opportunity at the right time,” she said.

“I’ve had a great four years here with my players. The majority of my time spent here has been amazing. I’ve had success with the program.

“I’ve had great girls. We’ve had great team bonding, so it was a great experience.”

Inkel, who is also an athletic development officer at UIS, has nearly completed a LPGA teaching certification program. She takes her playing test in May.

She was featured in an April 13, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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