|Title:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
Brooke Valente joined the Coker women's golf staff in November of 2013.
Valente came to Coker from Samford University where she served as the head women's golf coach for one year. Under Valente's leadership the Bulldogs registered their best SoCon Tournament performance since 2010 and notched top-five finishes in seven tournaments, including a pair of championship titles.
Prior to her time at Samford, Valente worked as an Instructor at the prestigious Hank Johnson School of Golf in Birmingham. She instructed a roster of 85 students from 2007-2012. All of Valente’s protégé’s improved their scoring averages, handicaps and course management skills under her instruction.
Valente spent three years as a Senior Recruiter and Committee
Member at Greystone Invitational. In her capacity, she was
responsible for elevating the rankings and competitive nature of
the tournaments. Valente also worked in 2011 and 2012 as a Golf
Instructor and Professional Fitter at Inverness Golf and
During her time at Inverness Golf and Repair, she oversaw a state-of-the-art indoor facility that was equipped with the top-of-the-line Launch Monitor and swing software that is used for analysis and club fitting.
Collegiately, Valente starred at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University where she was named the Team Captain in both 2002 and 2003. She was named the Lead Eagle MVP in 2003 and earned a pair of Individual Medalist titles throughout her illustrious career.
Valente led Embry Riddle’s women’s golf team to 15 tournament titles and NAIA conference and regional championship titles in both 2002 and 2003. Her college squad also made national championship appearances in 2002 and 2003.
A three-time all-conference performer and two-time NAIA All-Region member, Valente was also named to the NAIA All-Tournament Team in 2002 and 2003 and was named the 2003 Florida Sun Conference Player of the Year in 2003.
Following her successful collegiate career, Valente was named the Lead Instructor and Site Director for LPGA USGA Girls Golf in 2003. During her eight-year tenure, she grew the up-and-coming program to 130 members and over 80 percent of the young ladies went on to compete in junior golf tours and 13 are currently playing collegiate golf.
Additionally, in 2004, Valente was hired as an Instruction Administrator at Greystone Golf and Country Club where she organized the facility’s teaching program and was responsible for all facets of the instructional program.
Valente and her husband, Joe, reside in Birmingham and have two sons, Aiden and Hodges.