Kate Schanuel, a two-time All-ACC golfer and four-year letter winner for the University of Maryland, is now in her second full season as the Tigers head coach for the women's golf team.
After serving as an assistant coach at Towson, the former Kate Stepanek was named Towson's women's head coach at the start of the 2011 spring season.
Schanuel's appointment coincided with the restructuring of the Tigers' golf program. Brian Yaniger, who served as head coach of both the men's and women's programs, was named Director of Golf and handed the women's reins to Kate.
Her first season at the helm of the women’s team in 2010-11 was highlighted by Airielle Dawson’s impressive performance at the 25th Annual PGA of America Minority Collegiate Golf Championship. Dawson became the first golfer in program history, male or female, to win a national title at Towson.
An All-Atlantic Coast Conference Player and All-Academic selection, Kate graduated in 2007 with a degree in Kinesiology. She played number one for the Terrapins her junior and senior years. She won several tournaments including the Taco Bell Intercollegiate (East Carolina), the Wolverine Invitational (Michigan) and the Lady Jaguar Invitational (Augusta State).
The 211 (69-67-76) she shot at East Carolina included her best 54-hole score and 18-hole round of her career. A former team captain for the Terrapins, she led Maryland in scoring average twice, 77.2 in her junior year and 73.6 in her final season.
Her low finish in the ACC Tournament was a tie for fourth.
She finished second at the 2005 Women's Eastern Amateur Championship and was second at the 2006 Connecticut Amateur Championship.
The first female golfer at Maryland to turn pro, she competed on the Duramed FUTURES Tour. After qualifying school she earned exempt status and played in 14 events.
Prior to joining Towson's staff she coached the girls' team at the Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington, Md.
A native of Guilford, Conn., Kate was the only girl on an all-boys team at Guilford High School where she was team captain and team MVP in her last two years. She was All-State in 2002. She qualified for the boys' state championship. She tied for 6th at the league championships as a junior by shooting a 76.
Her two younger sisters, Brooke and Morgan, played for the newly formed Guilford girls’ team. Brooke began her collegiate career at Rutgers before transferring to William & Mary where she is a junior. Morgan competed for the Tribe from 2007-11.