Loyola women’s golf coach Carly Schneider told her team Thursday morning she is leaving the program, sources close to the team tell The PHOENIX. The school confirmed Friday that Schneider will not return next season.
“In analyzing the golf program throughout the course of the season, we’ve decided to make a change in its structure,” Loyola Athletics said in a statement to The PHOENIX. “Combined with Carly’s outside commitments, we believe this is a move that is in the best interest of both parties as we continue to strive to be at the top of the Missouri Valley Conference.”
As a student-athlete at Loyola from 2010-14, Schneider tallied an 82.4 stroke average. She was hired as the Loyola women’s golf coach in 2016 to fill a position that had been left empty since 2012.
The Ramblers finished tied for fifth at the MVC Championship April 15-17 — their highest finish at the tournament — and are expected to return seven golfers to the roster next season, including All-MVC golfer Elayna Bowser. Director of Golf Erik Hoops will oversee the men’s and women’s programs.