Debby King

Bio

Most recently, Debby was named the 2015 LPGA T & CP Professional of the Year. In June of 2008 Debby was appointed as General Manager at Laurelwood Golf Course. A PGA & LPGA Class A Member and former collegiate player at Florida Atlantic University, King moved to the professional ranks as an assistant golf pro at St. Andrew’s Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida where she was mentored by the great Bob Toski. In 1985 she attended the LPGA Qualifying School and for the next five years played on the Asian Tour, the Futures Golf Tour and worked as a teaching professional. As a player, King won the 1991 Massachusetts Women’s Open, the 1993 West Tennessee Assistants Championship, and in 1995, the Tour America Championship. King took the coaching job at Memphis in the fall of 1995. While she was there, Debby led the Tigers to the Memphis Women’s Intercollegiate Invitational Championship in her first tournament as head coach. Her teams at Memphis won six individual tournament titles. In 1997, King was named Conference USA’s Coach of the Year as Memphis won its first conference title and advanced to the NCAA’s for the first time under her guidance. Before taking the head coaching job at Memphis, King was a noted teaching professional at the Windyke Country Club in Memphis. In 1996, she was named the PGA West Tennessee Teacher of the Year and in 1997, the LPGA National Coach of the Year. King was hired on at Notre Dame as the head coach from 2001 to 2006. Debby King guided the Fighting Irish women’s golf program to unprecedented levels. She led the Irish to 11 team tournament victories in her tenure, including two BIG EAST Tournament titles in 2003 and 2004. She took Notre Dame to the program’s first two trips to the NCAA Tournament in 2004 and 2005 and had established the Fighting Irish on the national scene.