Jane Lloyd, the first women’s golf coach in Duke history and a founder of the program in 1974-75, died Feb. 10. She was 91.
Lloyd led the Blue Devils for five seasons, guided them to four wins, including a then school-record two victories during the 1975-76 campaign.
In 1961, she was hired at Duke on a one-year appointment and she retired from Duke in 1993, 32 years later, as an associate professor in health, physical education and athletics. In her teaching career, she taught 14 different activity sports classes, various health courses and served as a club advisor.
Lloyd was the chairman of golf in the NCAIAW (now the NCAA) and helped start the “Big Four” competition in the 1970s with Wake Forest, North Carolina, Appalachian State and Duke.
After retiring from coaching the golf team, she continued to be active in the Duke sports club program, which consisted of 32 student-run clubs.
Lloyd was an avid golfer, competing every summer in tournaments. She was a member of the NC Golf Association and the Carolinas Golf Association, where she also was an officer. She also played in match play tournaments on the North Carolina and South Carolina teams and participated in the Trans-National and U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Pine Needles.
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