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Former Richmond High School golf standout Brianna Broderick is heading back home. Broderick, who won the Missouri State High School golf title three years in a row from 2000-2002, has been named the head women’s golf coach at UMKC.
Broderick comes to UMKC after serving last year as the assistant coach at Kent University in Ohio.
“We are excited to welcome Brianna back to her home and to the place where she honed her skills – Metro Kansas City,” said UMKC Director of Athletics Tim Hall. “She has a record of success in collegiate women’s golf, both as a player and a coach. We look forward to watching her team compete for the league championship on a consistent basis.”
After graduating from RHS in 2002, Broderick attended the University of Michigan where she was a two-time All-Big Ten selection including a first-team honor in 2005 and a second-team nod in 2007. In her four years, she started in 47 straight events for the Wolverines. Broderick was also ranked among Golf Week’s Top-50 Players in 2005 and helped Michigan to nine team titles and a pair of NCAA Central Regional appearances. She finished her career at Ann Arbor with a 77.19 scoring average, which ranks second all-time at the school, in addition to winding up with 23 top-20 finishes and seven top-5 finishes.
During her lone year at Kent, Broderick helped the Golden Flashes to their 11th straight Mid-American Conference championship and NCAA Regional appearance. Three of her players earned First-Team All-MAC honors.
“I would like to thank Director of Athletics Tim Hall for providing me the opportunity to return to my hometown of Kansas City to serve as the head women’s golf coach at UMKC,” said Broderick. “I am looking forward to hitting the ground running to build the women’s golf program into a perennial contender in The Summit League.”
Prior to joining the coaching staff at Kent, Broderick, who graduated from Michigan in 2007, spent eight months as the Boatwright Intern for the United States Golf Association.
As the Junior Golf Coordinator for the Kansas City Junior Tour, she was responsible for the promotion, scheduling and planning of the Tour events.
Brianna, the daughter of Dave and Kathleen Broderick of Richmond, received the 2000 Harry Devine Award for being the outstanding junior golfer in the KCGA and was named the 2002 Midwest Section PGA Player of the Year. She also competed at the 2001 and 2002 United States Girls’ Junior Championship, and was a three-time medalist at the Missouri Junior Championships where she was a runner-up in 2001.
(Information provided by the UMKC athletic department)
PHOTO: After serving as an assistant for one season at Kent University, Brianna Broderick (left) returns to the area as head coach of the UMKC womens’ golf program. Broderick, a three-time Missouri state golf champion for the Lady Spartans, played her college golf for the University of Michigan. (Photo courtesy of UMKC)