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Kathleen Takaishi
Kathleen  Takaishi

Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Oregon State, 1999


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Nevada finished all three rounds under par


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Hannah and Daniel Gregg sign to play for Nevada

Kathleen Takaishi enters her third season as the head coach of the Wolf Pack women's golf program in 2015-16.

Takaishi's second year at Nevada in 2014-15 proved to be a pivotal season in the direction of the program. The Pack, led by then-senior Nikki Prichard and then-junior Caryn Khoo, captured the team title of the Cowgirl Classic, hosted by Wyoming in Arizona. Prichard and Khoo tied for third place individually at the event. The team win was Nevada's first since 2006 and provided momentum for a strong finish in the Mountain West Championships.

The program also has acheived notable off-the-course success as well. The 2014-15 season was capped by five players named Academic All-Mountain West, six players named Mountain West Scholar-Athletes and three -- Bethany Wurster, Caryn Khoo and Celyn Khoo -- named All-American Scholars.

Takaishi's first year saw similar success in the classroom and some notable success on the course as a pair of players, including Caryn Khoo, qualifying for the United States Public Links Championships.

Takaishi came to Nevada after a successful tenure at Portland State where she guided the Vikings to three Big Sky Championships in five and a half seasons as head coach. She was a four-year letterwinner at Oregon State, where she earned All-America honors in 1998 and competed in NCAA Regionals all four seasons.

"Kathleen has a proven track record of winning championships by recruiting and developing high-caliber student-athletes," athletics director Doug Knuth said when Takaishi was hired. "We are thrilled to have Kathleen join the Wolf Pack family and lead our women's golf team to new heights."

While at Portland State, Takaishi was twice named the Big Sky Coach of the Year (2010 and 2011) and produced a Big Sky Player of the Year (2013) and a Big Sky Freshman of the Year (2011). She guided the Vikings to three championships and NCAA Regionals appearances (2008, 2010, and 2011) and twice had the Big Sky Championship individual medalist. She had 13 players named to the Big Sky All-Academic Team and 11 players who earned all-conference honors.

A native of San Bernardino, Calif., Takaishi starred at Oregon State from 1995-99. She competed in NCAA Regionals in four different seasons and advanced to the NCAA Championships as a junior in 1998 and again in 1999. She was named an NCGA All-American in 1998.

Following her collegiate career, Takaishi competed professionally for three years on the Players West Tour, US Challenge Tour and the Futures Tour. She qualified for the final stage of LPGA Q-School in 2001.

She began her coaching career as an assistant for the men's and women's teams at UC Riverside in 2002. In February of 2004, she returned to her alma mater as an assistant coach for the women's team before taking the Portland State job in February of 2008.

The File on Kathleen Takaishi
Born: January 10
Hometown: San Bernardino, Calif.
Education: Bachelor's in Psychology, Oregon State, 1999.
Coaching Experience
2013-current: Head coach, Nevada
2008-2013: Head coach, Portland State
2004-2008: Assistant coach, Oregon State
2002-2004: Assistant coach, UC Riverside
Playing Experience
Four-year letterwinner at Oregon State who earned All-America honors in 1998 after finishing 25th at the national championships.
Holds Oregon State records for single-season scoring average (75.97), career scoring average (77.24), season top-10 finishes (6), career top-10 finishes (16), career rounds (130) and lowest 54-hole total (213).
Holds women's course record at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis (64).
Two-time winner of Oregon Women's Amateur Championship (1997, 1998).
Competed professionally for three years on the Futures Tour.

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