(updated August 2016)
• President, Women's Golf Coaches Association of America (2013-16)
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First as a player, then an assistant coach, and now in her seventh season as its head coach, Amy Bond’s energy and enthusiasm for elevating the success and storied tradition of the Florida State program is rivaled by few coaches in all of collegiate golf. During her first six seasons as Florida State’s head women’s golf coach, Bond has coached two All-Americans, two regional champions, eight All-ACC selections, 19 All-ACC Academic Honor Roll selections with 39 academic honors, 12 players who have been named to the All-ACC Academic team and four who have been named to the All-America Scholar Athlete team.
As the Seminoles’ head coach, she has led Florida State to six consecutive NCAA Championship Tournament appearances – a streak that brings the program’s current school-record streak to 11 consecutive NCAA appearances entering the 2016-17 season.
With her student-athlete first approach, her love of the game of golf, her unbridled love for Florida State University and her ability to recruit top-level talent, Bond constantly works to take the Seminole women’s golf program to a higher level. That higher level is in the classroom, her relationships with her players, and Florida State’s success on the golf course have all allowed her program to become recognized as one of the top all-around programs in all of college golf.
The Seminole women’s golf team is recognized as a star among stars as Florida State is annually celebrated as one of the top athletic programs in the nation. Florida State has finished in the top 25 in the Director’s Cup in each of the last eight years.
In her six seasons at Florida State, the Seminoles have played in six NCAA Championship tournaments, produced the school’s first two NCAA Regional Champions (Maria Salinas in 2012 and Matilda Castren in 2016), earned three All-American honors (Matilda Castren in 2014, Salinas in 2011 and 2013), earned nine All-ACC selections (Salinas in 2011 and 2012, Jessica Negron in 2013, Castren in 2014 and 2016, Alex Milan in 2014, Lydia Gumm in 2015 and Kim Metraux in 2016) and had 16 players earn All-ACC Academic honors.
As a player Bond earned a spot on the ACC’s 50th Anniversary team, as an assistant coach she helped the Seminoles to three NCAA Tournament appearances. As Florida State’s head coach she has led the Seminoles to six NCAA Championship appearances in her first six years as the head coach of the Seminoles.
Throughout her playing career at Florida State, she played as one of the Seminoles’ top players (she was named Florida State’s team MVP in 1997, 1998 and 1999), played with a number of touring professionals (including LPGA major winner and current Golf Channel analyst Karen Stupples) and has coached many of Florida State’s recent greats including the only four-time golf All-American in school history (Caroline Westrup). While achieving success during her career as a player and a coach, Bond has never lost sight of her ultimate goal: the success and achievements of her student-athletes.
In her 11 seasons as a Seminole coach (five as an assistant and six as the head coach), every student-athlete who has played golf at Florida State has earned her bachelor’s degree and every one played on at least two NCAA Tournament teams during their careers. The Seminoles are among the NCAA leaders with a perfect APR rating during the first six seasons of Bond’s head coaching tenure at Florida State.
FIRST SIX YEARS AT FLORIDA STATE
FLORIDA STATE EARNED OUTSTANDING SUCCESS IN 2016
2014 WAS A SPECIAL SEASON AT FLORIDA STATE
BOND AS A TOURNAMENT HOST
SUCCESS AT PRINCETON
RECRUITING SUCCESS AT FLORIDA STATE
RECRUITING SUCCESS AT PRINCETON
SEMINOLES AT THE 2013 U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN
BOND ON THE NATIONAL SCENE
TOP 50 PLAYER IN ACC HISTORY
COMMUNITY SERVICE CHAMPIONS