Reports: Women’s golf coach Brenny resigns after two months

Gophers womenâÄôs golf coach Katie Brenny has resigned after just two months on the job, according to reports by the Associated Press and Golfweek Magazine. Though the Golfweek report says both Brenny and a University spokesman confirmed her resignation, team spokesman Matt Slieter said he would not comment. A former Minnesota high school state champion, Brenny had no college coaching experience when new director of golf John Harris hired her as associate womenâÄôs head coach in September. She did instruct as an assistant club professional at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C. Brenny played at Wake Forest and played on the Duramed Futures Tour and the WomenâÄôs Canadian Tour before joining the Gophers. She writes a column for Florida Golf Central Magazine. Harris took over in July for Brad James, who led the menâÄôs program to a national championship in 2002, and promptly had to fill the head coaching positions for both the menâÄôs and womenâÄôs team. Former womenâÄôs associate head coach Krissy Wessinger left the school in late July to start a womenâÄôs golf program at St. CatherineâÄôs College in St. Paul. In our tournaments thus far, the womenâÄôs team placed no worse than eighth and shattered the programâÄôs 54-hole tournament team-scoring record. Brenny did not accompany the team to any of their tournaments, according to the Golfweek report.