FORT MYERS, Fla. – FGCU Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh announced on Thursday that Meghan Spero has resigned from her position as head women’s golf coach.
Spero’s resignation comes in the wake of her hiring as the Digital Marketing Manager for the PGA Magazine. She will begin her duties in this new position later in January.
“We are obviously disappointed to lose Meghan’s talents and personality after such a short duration,” said Kavanagh. “We appreciate her contributions to our program this fall, including the recruitment of two outstanding young ladies, and wish her all the best as she commences the next chapter of her career.”
Anointed the fourth FGCU head coach on July 1, 2010, the highlight of Spero’s time at the helm of the Blue and Green was the team’s third place finish to open the 2010 fall season at the 15th Annual Chris Banister Golf Classic in Glencoe, Ala. In the early signing period, Spero also signed Kristin Swindell (Bradenton, Fla./Braden River HS) and Fort Myers High School product Georgia Price (Fort Myers, Fla./Fort Myers HS) to National Letters of Intent.
Swindell won the Class 2A Region 5 tournament with a 5-under 67 and went on to finish 13th at the Class 2A state finals with a 79-77/156. Price finished in fourth place at the Class 2A Region 5 tournament despite shooting a 1-under 71. Price was named The News-Press All Area Girls Golfer of the Year for the second consecutive season.
“FGCU has been more than generous in providing an opportunity to learn and grow, and I will be forever grateful,” said Spero. “Thank you for this opportunity to be part of one of the best families out there, the FGCU family.”
A national search for Spero’s replacement is currently underway.
FGCU will open its championship season by heading to Jacksonville, Fla. for the JU Classic on February 5-8.