Black Hills State University Director of Athletics, Jhett Albers, has announced that Kelly Welker has been named the new head women’s golf coach at BHSU.
“I am extremely excited to begin my coaching career at Black Hills State University. I look forward to the opportunity and challenge in taking Yellow Jacket golf to the next level,” said Coach Welker. “I am anxious to start working with, and getting to know, our current team, as well as establishing relationships with our former players. The Spearfish community is very supportive of college athletics, and getting this town enthused about BHSU women’s golf will be very important to me and our program.”
Welker comes to BHSU from the University of Central Missouri, where she has been a graduate assistant coach of the women’s golf team for the last year, overseeing strength and conditioning and recruiting for UCM.
Welker graduated from Central Missouri, playing golf for the Jennies during her time in Warrensburg. She is currently working on her Masters of Sport Management.
“We are very excited to have Coach Kelly Welker on board as our head women’s golf coach,” said athletic director Jhett Albers. “She comes from a very successful program at Central Missouri, and will bring those experiences and a high level of energy to our golf program and Yellow Jacket Athletic Department.”