May 16, 2007
(San Francisco) - University of San Francisco head women's golf coach Josh Cupp has announced his resignation as released today by athletic director Debra Gore-Mann. Cupp spent two seasons with the women's golf team, capped by the program's sixth NCAA Regional berth in 2007.
"I would like to thank Josh for his dedication and commitment to the USF women's golf program," Gore-Mann said. "His tireless energy, enthusiasm and passion helped this team achieve great things. I wish him continued success in his future pursuits."
Cupp turned in an impressive resume of success in his two seasons on the Hilltop, leading the Dons to two tournament titles, four runner-up showings, 10 top-five finishes and 14 top-10 appearances in 20 regular season events. Dons golfers posted a medalist honor, two runner-up finishes and placed third six times during Cupp's Green and Gold tenure. San Francisco completed the 2007 regular season with a No. 36 national ranking according to GolfWeek.com.
"I have enjoyed my time at USF and the program is set to compete at an even higher level," Cupp said. "I will miss the relationships I have forged with my student-athletes the most, and leaving was a tough decision. I am eager to read up on the team's accomplishments in years to come as these student-athletes are capable of great things."
In just two seasons, Cupp directed 10 All-West Coast Conference First Team selections. Off the course, two student-athletes captured Academic All-America honors, as presented by the NCGA and four earned All-WCC Academic Team selections.
An east coast transplant, Cupp will return to Upstate New York to work at the family golf course in Rome, NY.
"I have missed too many wiffle ball games on summer nights, and family dinners back East. The opportunity to work along side my brother, Wes, is an offer I couldn't pass up," Cupp said.
USF enjoyed one of its finest seasons in school history in 2006-07, capturing two tournament titles (Kent Youel & Duck Invitational) and posted three of runner-up showings, including its eighth second place finish at the WCC Championships. The Dons turned in nine top-10 finishes in 10 regular season events and finished in the top-five six times, compiling an overall record of 189-36 during tournament play.
A nation-wide search for a successor will begin immediately.