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Women’s Golf Introduces Megan Furtney as Assistant Coach

Women’s Golf Introduces Megan Furtney as Assistant Coach

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Head coach Kristen Simpson and the Penn State women’s golf team announced the hiring of Megan Furtney as assistant coach on Tuesday afternoon. Furtney’s first day as a Nittany Lion will be Monday, May 20.

“I am excited to welcome Megan to Happy Valley! Her experience as both a student-athlete at Duke as well as Minnesota will be a great asset to our players and program,” commented Simpson. “Megan knows what it takes to compete and win at the national level! In addition, she will bring a ton of energy and passion to the team as well as the recruiting trail. I can’t wait for her to get started. WE ARE!”


Furtney, a St. Charles, Illinois, native recently completed her Master of Education in Sports Management at the University of Minnesota where she competed in all 10 tournaments for the Gophers this past season. Prior to her time in the Twin Cities, Furtney was a four-year member and two-year captain of the women’s golf team at Duke University where she graduated in 2023 with a degree in psychology and a minor in environmental science.


As a senior at Duke in 2022-23, Furtney helped lead the Blue Devils to second place finishes at the ACC Championship and the NCAA Regionals finishing tied for 15th and tied for 28th, individually at each event, her best two finishes of the season. Furtney was also a four-time WGCA All-American Scholar and a four-time ACC Honor Roll Student during her time in Durham.


“I’m excited to join a university like Penn State with such a rich tradition of exceptional academics and athletics! It is such an honor to be able to work alongside Coach Simpson,” mentioned Furtney. “I’m looking forward to continuing to build on the success of the women’s golf program in Happy Valley, this is a special place and I can’t wait to get to work with the team!”



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