High Point University Athletic Director Dan Hauser has announced that Lord Botetourt High graduate Lyndsey Hunnell has been hired to be the next head coach of the women’s golf program. Hunnell becomes the sixth head coach for HPU women’s golf since the program began in 2004.
Hunnell, a native of Troutville, comes to High Point after spending the previous three seasons as an assistant coach at Campbell University where she helped the Fighting Camels to three-straight Big South Golf Championships in her three seasons on staff. She also helped develop the 2021 and 2022 Big South Golfers of the Year in Anna Nordfors and Emily Hawkins. As three-time Big South Champions, Hunnell joined the Fighting Camels as NCAA Regional participants as eight Campbell golfers earned WGCA Scholar All-American honors.
Prior to Campbell, Hunnell herself was a student-athlete at Virginia as she graduated with her undergraduate degree in 2018 before transferring to Xavier to play as a graduate transfer. She competed in the 2016 U.S. Women’s Amateur championship and was a member of both UVA Women’s Golf ACC Championship teams in 2015 and 2016. While earning a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from Xavier, Hunnell earned Big East All-Conference honors and lead the Musketeers to their first Big East title and NCAA Regional appearance.