LPGA veteran Redman to coach Minnesota women

LPGA Tour veteran Michele Redman has been named the women's golf coach at the University of Minnesota.

The 46-year-old Redman won twice on the LPGA Tour and played on four United States Solheim Cup teams.

"I am so excited to be selected as the new head coach for the University of Minnesota women's golf program," said Redman, who was a collegiate standout at Indiana. "It is an honor for which I am truly grateful. I feel privileged to be able to guide and encourage young women as student-athletes throughout their college experience."

In her college days at Indiana, Redman was a four-time all-Big Ten choice and a two-time All American. She was the medalist at the 1987 Big Ten Championships.

While she was on the team, Indiana competed in three NCAA Championships with their best finish in 1985 when the team took 11th place.

"Michele brings with her an unbelievable wealth of golf knowledge and experience to the University of Minnesota," said Joel Maturi, University of Minnesota director of athletics. "Our women's program is coming off its best season in history and I have no doubt that Michele's background of teaching will continue that progression."

Redman, who has earned $5.7 million in her career, is in her 20th season on the LPGA Tour. She plans to put her playing career on hold to coach.