Bears making third NCAA Championship appearance in program history
Mary Michael Maggio joined Baylor after spending the 2013-14 season as assistant coach during the University of Houston women's golf team's inaugural season. Her coaching career began as the program's volunteer assistant coach before being promoted to full-time assistant in February.
"Mary Michael is going to be a great addition to the Baylor family," Goble said when he announced her hiring. "She is young, energetic and enthusiastic about helping build one of the elite women's golf programs in the country here at Baylor. Her ties to the Big 12 Conference and the state of Texas are invaluable, and I know her strengths are too numerous to name. I could not be more excited to have her by my side next year."
At Houston, Maggio worked under head coach Gerrod Chadwell, and the duo led the program through its inaugural season with only three participating players, making the Cougars ineligible to compete as a team. However, Raegan Bremer won the individual title at the 2014 HBU Husky Invitational, and she went on to earn a pair of The American Golfer of the Week awards and was named to the All-American Athletic Conference Team. The trio of golfers combined to record 13 top-25 individual finishes out of 26 total events played.
Maggio began her collegiate playing career at LSU, where she played two seasons before transferring to Texas A&M for her final two years. She won the 2012 Big 12 Conference Championship and was named to the All-Big 12 and All-Big 12 Tournament teams as a senior.
Throughout her collegiate career, Maggio helped her teams to seven tournament championships and earned seven top-10 and 10 top-25 individual finishes. She won Big 12 Golfer of the Month in April 2012, and she was named GolfWeek Player of the Week in October 2012.