(updated August 2016)
Mary Michael Maggio, who helped lead the Seminoles to the NCAA Championship Finals in 2016, is in her second season as an assistant coach at Florida State. During her first season in Tallahassee, she helped coach the Seminoles to a 15th place finish at the NCAA Championship Finals, a second place finish at the NCAA Shoal Creek Regional Championships and a pair of regular season team championships. Florida State’s appearance in the NCAA Championship Finals was the Seminoles’ first since 2010 and helped them finish the season ranked 16th nationally.
Florida State’s golfers also earned a great deal of individual success with Maggio on the Seminoles’ coaching staff during the 2015-16 fall and spring seasons. Matilda Castren finished as the co-champion of the NCAA Shoal Creek Regional, Castren and Kim Metraux earned All-ACC honors and Florida State finished third in stroke average in the incredible competitive ACC. A pair of Seminoles – Matilda Castren (three individual wins) and Lydia Gumm (her first career individual win) – earned individual championships and Morgane Metraux set the school record for best win and lowest school in an NCAA regional championship.
Maggio came to Florida State after one year as an assistant coach at Baylor (2014-15) and one season as an assistant coach at Houston (2013-14). She helped coach the Baylor women’s golf team to a second place finish at the 2015 NCAA Championships. As a standout player, she won the Big 12 Championship and earned All-Big 12 honors at Texas A&M in 2012.
Maggio helped coach Florida State to the fourth round of the 2016 NCAA Championship Finals as she helped the Seminoles to the cusp of match play to decide the national champion. The Seminoles qualified for the finals with a second place finish at the NCAA Shoal Creek Regional Championship – the highest regional finish in school history. Florida State’s regional finish advanced it to the championship finals for the first time since 2010 and for the 10th time in school history.
Maggio is no stranger to success in the NCAA Championship Finals and she helped coach Baylor to within one hole of the NCAA Title in 2015.
She coached the Bears to a national runner-up finish at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla., in May of 2015. The Bears fell to Stanford on the first extra hole of a playoff to finish second and earn Baylor’s highest NCAA finish in the sport of women’s golf. Baylor defeated Tennessee in the national quarterfinals and Duke in the semifinals to reach the national championship match. Baylor and Stanford split the first four matches before Stanford clinched the national championship on the 19th hole of the final match.
Maggio began her coaching career at the University of Houston where she was an assistant coach during the inaugural season for the Cougar women’s golf team during the 2013 and 2015 fall and spring seasons. She worked with head coach Gerrod Chadwell and flourished as a staff with only three golfers on their roster. With only three golfers, the Cougars were ineligible to compete as a team. Maggio helped coach sophomore Raegan Bremer to All-AAC honors and an individual victory in the Houston Baptist University Husky Invitational during the spring of 2014.
Maggio forged a successful collegiate playing career at both LSU (2010 and 2011) and at Texas A&M (2012 and 2013). During her first two seasons at LSU, she helped lead the Tigers to the team championships at the 2009 NGCA Match Play and 2010 Mason Rudolph tournaments. During her two seasons at Texas A&M, Maggio won the 2012 Big 12 Championship, earned All Big 12 and All Big 12 Tournament honors in 2012 and was named to the 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll. Individually she earned individual championships at the 2012 Big 12 Championship and the fall 2012 Liz Murphey Fall Preview.
Maggio enjoyed a stellar junior career before beginning her collegiate playing career. She earned All-American honors by the American Junior Golf Association and was ranked No. 9 nationally in the AJGA in 2009. Maggio was a two-time Arkansas state champion (2006 and 2007) and earned All-State honors in each of her four seasons on the girls’ varsity golf team. In 42 high school matches she was a medalist 37 times and was the runner-up in the other five events.
Maggio earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Communications and Journalism from Texas A&M in 2013.
MAGGIO AT FLORIDA STATE
Maggio helped Florida State finish the 2015-16 season ranked 19th nationally by Golfstat, 24th nationally by Golfweek, 15th nationally in the NCAA Division I Championship Finals, second at the NCAA Division I Shoal Creek Regional, win team championships at the fall 2015 Jacksonville Classic and the spring 2016 Florida State Match-Up, finish in the top five of nine of its 13 matches, have two players earn NCAA Shoal Creek All-Region honors (Matilda Castren and Kim Metraux) and have two players earn All-ACC honors (Castren and Metraux).
MAGGIO AT BAYLOR
Maggio helped lead Baylor to a second place finish in the NCAA Championship Finals in her only season with the Bears in 2015. The Bears finished third in stroke play and missed winning a national championship in match play against Stanford by one stroke. Baylor won four events during the regular season as it captured the team championships at the Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge, the Texas San-Antonio Tri Match, the Big 12 tournament and the NCAA San Antonio Regional Championship. Maggio helped coach senior Hayley Davis to three individual championships and All-American First Team honors in 2015. Davis was the first All-American First Team selection in Baylor history. Davis and teammate Dylan Kim both earned All-American honors in 2015. Both Davis and Kim also earned All-Big 12 honors and Kim was named the 2015 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year.
MAGGIO AT HOUSTON
Maggio joined the University of Houston Women’s Golf program as a volunteer assistant coach in the summer of 2013. She was promoted to full-time assistant coach in February 2014. At Houston, Maggio worked under head coach Gerrod Chadwell. The coaching 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 in 26 events.
SUCCESS AS A PLAYER AT LSU
Maggio began her career at LSU and completed her career as an All-Big 12 selection at Texas A&M. She averaged 75.40 strokes in 14 events during her career at LSU (2009 and 2010). Maggio helped lead the Tigers to the team championship at the fall 2010 Mason Rudolph Championship and earned her best finish as a Tiger – tied for eighth – at the fall 2009 NGCA Match Play Championship. At the Match Play Championship, she finished in a tie for eighth in stroke play and was undefeated, 3-0, in match-play.
SUCCESS AS A PLAYER AT TEXAS A&M
Maggio transferred to Texas A&M for her junior and senior seasons and flourished as a golfer in College Station. She was a two-time All-Big 12, a two-time All-Big 12 Tournament team selection and was named the Big 12 Golfer of the Month in April of her junior season. She was named the National Golfer of the Week by GolfWeek in October of 2012. Maggio averaged 74.86 strokes in 18 career events as an Aggie including a single-season career low 74.85 strokes per round as a junior. She won the Big 12 championship, earned All-Big 12 honors and was named to the All Big 12 Tournament teams as a senior in 2013. She helped Texas A&M advance to the NCAA Championship Finals during her junior season and the NCAA Regional Championships in both her junior and senior seasons. The Aggies finished in a tie for 16th place at the 2012 NCAA Championship Finals. Maggio won the individual championship at the 2012 Big 12 Tournament and won the individual title at the Liz Murphey Fall preview during the 2012-13 season.
COMMITTED TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS
Maggio earned her bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and journalism and was named to the 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll. During her first season at Florida State, all 10 members of the Seminole women’s golf team were named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll while four members of the team were named to the ACC All-Academic Women’s Golf team and two were named to the WGCA All-American Scholar Athlete team.
STANDOUT JUNIOR GOLF CAREER
Maggio enjoyed a standout junior golf career and is still considered to be one of the top high players in the history of the state of Arkansas. She was named the 2004, 2005 and 2006 Arkansas Women's Golf Association Player of the Year, was the state junior match play champion (2005 and 2006) and the state junior stroke champion (2004 and 2005). Maggio won the 2007 Valero Texas Open Championship and the 2008 Bubba Conlee event as she earned nine top 10 finishes and five top five finishes in AJGA events. She was a four-time qualifier for U.S. Girls’ Junior Open championship and finished in a personal best tied for ninth in both 2007 and 2008. Maggio graduated from Conway High School as one of the most decorated athletes in school history as a star golfer and a star basketball player. She was named the golfer of the year in each of her four high school seasons by the Conway Democrat.