Pack Women's Golf Adds Yadloczky As Assistant Coach
Aug 22, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C.- Jessica Yadloczky, a pro player on the Ladies European Tour and LPGA Symetra Tour, has been hired as assistant women's golf coach at North Carolina State.
"We are excited for Jessica to join us at NC State," head coach Page Marsh said. "Her playing experiences in amateur, collegiate and professional golf will be a great support to our players. I feel Jessica will be a great complement to our coaching staff.
"She understands the game at a high level and what it takes to prepare to win at a high level. 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."
Yadloczky comes to NCSU having played 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 joins Marsh's staff at a time when the Wolfpack appears primed for success. The team is coming off a runner-up finish at the ACC Women's Golf Championship last spring. NC State returns its entire lineup from a team that placed ninth at the Central Regional and missed the NCAA Championship by just one shot.