Jessica Yadloczky, a pro player on the Ladies European Tour and LPGA Symetra Tour, was hired as assistant women's golf coach at North Carolina State in August 2013.
"Jessica understands the game at a high level and what it takes to prepare to win at a high level," NC State head coach Page Marsh said. "She is passionate about the game and her desire to help others be their best. She is excited about helping us win ACC and NCAA championships. Jessica has had the opportunity to learn how to practice and compete under excellent teachers and coaches. She is respected by her coaches, teachers and peers."
With Yadlocczky on staff, NC State enjoyed its best finish in school history in 2014. The Wolfpack tied for 10th at the NCAA Championship in Tulsa, Okla. In addition, the Pack placed third at both the ACC Championship and the NCAA East Regional.
Yadloczky came to NCSU after playing on the Ladies European and LPGA Symetra Tours since 2011. She was the top American at the LET qualifying tournament in 2012 and has maintained a full playing card. She's had two top 10 finishes on the LET and two additional top 25 showings. In 2012, she qualified as an alternate for the Ricoh's Women's British Open.
Yadloczky, a native of Casselberry, Fla., was a standout player for the University of Florida from 2007-11. She was a two-time first team All-SEC honoree and helped the Gators to the 2007 SEC Women's Golf Championship, earning SEC All-Freshman Team honors. She also won the SEC's sportsmanship award after taking a penalty at Grumman Regional Challenge and earned a spot on the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll. Yadloczky was also named GolfWorld National Player of the Week in 2008 after Florida won the Bryan National Collegiate.
As a sophomore in 2008-09, she was named first team All-SEC while leading her team in stroke average, rounds at or under par, top 5 finishes and top 10 finishes. Her collegiate bests all came at the UCF Challenge that season, as she shot a round of 66 that led to a second-place finish score of 209.
Some of Yadloczky's amateur accomplishments include being ranked 13th by Golfweek magazine and being named an AJGA All-American in 2006. She qualified for the LPGA Futures Tour as a 17-year-old and garnered a top 10 finish at an LPGA Futures event in 2006. In 2005, she earned a spot on the AJGA Canon Cup team. In high school, she was a three-time state runner-up at Lake Howell High School, helping the team to a pair of state championships. She was a four-time all-conference and all-district player while earning Seminole County Golfer of the Year accolades four times.
In addition, Yadloczky has training in the science of predictive putt technology and green reading. She's also worked with many golf psychologists to understand the mental aspect of the game and performing at the highest level. Her golf swing teacher, Patti McGowan, formerly coached three-time Masters champion Nick Faldo.
Yadloczky earned her bachelor of liberal arts and sciences from Florida in 2011.