MSUM's head golf coach stepping down

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Minnesota State University Moorhead head golf coach Chelsey McGinnis has opted to step down athletic director Chad Markuson announced. McGinnis cited spending more time with family as a reasoning for the departure.

McGinnis gave a heartfelt message saying, "I knew in my heart it was time to step away as the Dragon golf coach. I'm so incredibly thankful for the relationships and memories I have made...once a Dragon, always a Dragon." She continued, "I am so proud and humbled as I look back on all the positives and the hard work and dedication the student-athletes have given me. I am grateful for the relationships I've had the honor of making with colleagues and the respect I have for them. It's time for a new chapter in my life as I'll begin to walk down a new fairway in life."

The 2022-23 season was her 12th as the head coach at MSUM. She began with the Dragons as an assistant coach prior to taking over as head coach in 2011. MSUM finished 12th in the NSIC Championships.

Before her time coaching, McGinnis golfed as a student-athlete at MSUM. She earned All-NSIC honors in 2008 along with competing in three straight NCAA Regionals from 2008-10. McGinnis was also a three-time team MVP.

Athletic Director Chad Markuson commented on McGinnis’ departure saying, "I have had the privilege to know Chelsey as a great golfer from my time as a golf coach. I have enjoyed working with her as a coach over the past 12 years." He continued, "She is a true Dragon and I want to thank her for all she did for Dragon athletics both as a student-athlete and as a coach. We wish her well in her next chapter of her life."

MSUM is now in search of the program's next women’s golf head coach.