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(updated July 2014)
With her student-athlete first approach, her love of the game of golf, her unbridled enthusiasm for Florida State and her knack for recruiting top-level talent, Amy Bond is constantly working to take the Seminole women’s golf program to a higher level. That higher level is in the class room, in her relationships with her players, on the golf course and in her role as the President of the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.
In her fifth season as the Seminoles’ head coach, Bond continues to build a team that will consistently qualify for the NCAA Championship Tournament, compete for ACC and national championships, produce academically successful student-athletes and develop All-ACC and All-American student-athletes.
In her first four seasons at Florida State, the Seminoles have played in four NCAA Championships, produced the school’s first NCAA Regional Champion (Maria Salinas in 2012), earned three All-American citations (Matilda Castren in 2014, Salinas in 2011 and 2013), earned five All-ACC selections (Salinas in 2011 and 2012, Jessica Negron in 2013, Castren and Alex Milan in 2014) and had 12 players earn All-ACC Academic honors.
As the fifth head coach in the history of the program, Bond’s commitment to success at Florida State has become a way of life. First as a player, then an assistant coach and now as its head coach, Bond’s energy and enthusiasm for elevating and securing the tradition of the program is rivaled by few coaches in all of collegiate golf.
As a player she earned a spot on the ACC’s 50th Anniversary team, as an assistant coach she helped the Seminoles to three NCAA Tournament appearances and as the head coach, she has led Florida State to four NCAA Championship appearances in her first four years as the head coach of the Seminoles.
Throughout her career at Florida State, she has 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 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 nine seasons as a Seminole coach (five as an assistant and four 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 four seasons on Bond’s head coaching tenure at Florida State.
BOND AS A TOURNAMENT HOST
SEMINOLES AT THE 2013 U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN
COMMUNITY SERVICE CHAMPIONS