Dupree Resigns, Stuart Takes Over As Ladies Golf Coach
Thursday, August 31, 2006

Dupree coached Centenary
the past five seasons

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary College women’s golf coach Ken Dupree announced his resignation Thursday. Former golf coach Mary Lynn Stuart will take over the Ladies golf program, effective immediately.

After coaching the Ladies for the past five seasons, Dupree decided to leave Centenary to pursue other opportunities outside of collegiate athletics.

"I truly appreciate the experience that Centenary College has afforded me the last five years," Dupree said. "I will continue to support Centenary athletics in the future."

Under Dupree, the Ladies program has produced numerous Academic All-Mid-Continent student-athletes, including four this past Spring. In the 2006 season, the team finished fifth in the conference tournament, highlighted by All-Mid-Continent performer Jessica Garza (McKinney, Texas/McKinney North).

Stuart, wife of Gents golf coach Martin Stuart, served as the inaugural coach of the Ladies program starting in 1995.

"I’m really excited to come back," (Mary Lynn) Stuart said. "The golfers that are here seem very talented and I’m look forward to working with them."

Having to resign as coach following the 1999 season to spend more time with her family, Stuart focuses on helping the Centenary women’s golfers develop their strengths and minimize their weaknesses.

Stuart played collegiately at the University of Texas and has served as an LPGA Class A teaching pro. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the Louisiana State University at Shreveport.

The Ladies golf program begins the 2006-07 season in the Centenary Fall Classic, played Sept. 9-10 at Stonebridge Country Club, in Bossier City.