Jamie Futrell is in his 16th season at the helm of the Cougars women's golf program.
In the 2011-12 season the Cougars finished third at the Southern Conference Championship and had three golfers named to the All-Conference Team.
In the 2010-11 season junior Leigh Whittaker qualified for the NCAA Regional held at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The Cougars received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament in 2010. The Cougars finished in the top 10 in seven of 12 tournaments, including a win at the Pinehurst Challenge and a second at the Wendy's Intercollegiate and Southern Conference Championship. Sophomore Vanessa Koechli led the Cougars at Pinehurst with a second-place finish. The Cougars return All-Conference member Leigh Whittaker and All-Freshman honoree Koechli to the lineup for the 2010-11 season.
The women's golf team, in 2009-10, participated in its third NCAA tournament in four years. The Cougarstook home five top six finishes out of eight tournaments this regular season. The Cougars won the Stono Cup and finished tied for fourth at the Palmetto Intercollegiate and Challenge at Wolfdancer. Steffi Kirchmayr and Fiona Puyo tied for individual medalist honors at the Stono Cup, while Kirchmayr tied for third at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic, the largest women's golf tournament in the Country with 43 teams. Charleston competed at the Southern Conference tournament held in Hilton, Head, S.C. and finished fourth. Puyo led the team with a tie for seventh. Her and teammate Kirchmayr earned SoCon All-Conference honors.
Charleston had a successful 2007-08 season. The Cougar women's golf team competed in four tournaments, picking up a seventh at the Myrtle Beach Invitational for their highest finish of the fall season. Steffi Kirchmayr finished tied for fourth with a 143, after firing a one-under par-71 in the first round. Other notable finishes this fall include an eighth-place finish by Fiona Puyo at the Cougar Classic, and top 30 finishes by Fiona Puyo and Steffi Kirchmayr in the Edwin Watts Palmetto Intercollegiate. Highlighting the Cougars' spring season was a win at the Cuthbert Cup. Kirchmayr and Courtney Brink tied for individual medalist honors at that tournament. Kirchmayr followed that up with a win at the Pinehurst Challenge the next weekend. Charleston came in eighth in the event. Kirchmayr recently tied for third at the Bryan Park Collegiate. The only two players to defeat her in the tournament were the number one and two players in the country. Charleston rounded out the regular season with a sixth at the Canes and Cardinal Classic. Kirchmayr continued her dominance of the spring with a tie for second at the tournament. Charleston finished fourth at the Southern Conference tournament. Kirchmayr, SoCon Player-of-the-Year for the second straight year, earned an spot in the NCAA Tournament as an individual.
In 2006-07 Futrell led the Cougars to six top 10 finishes in 10 tournaments. They won the Myrtle Beach Classic by shooting a school-record 890. Steffi Kurchmeyer won the Palmetto Intercollegiate in October and finished second in the SoCon Championships held at Patriots Point. Kirchmayr was named the SoCon's Player of the Year while Kirchmayr and Megan Miller earned all-SoCon honors. Futrell and his team earned their second consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament and became the first CofC women's team to receive and NCAA at-large bid for any sport.
Futrell enjoyed one of his most successful seasons as a coach in 2005-06, taking his Cougars to the NCAA tournament for the first time in the history of the program. Charleston, which earned the automatic bid with the win at the Southern Conference tournament. At the NCAA tournament Angie Hill broke a CofC record with a tournament low 67 in the third round. In 2005-06 the Cougars finshed in the top 10 in eight tournament, inlcuding a second at the Edwin Watts Palmetto Intercollegiate.
During the 2001-2002 season Futrell guided the Cougars to two first-place finishes and a third-place in the Southern Conference Tournament.
In 2000-2001, He led the Cougars to a third place finish in the Southern Conference season and garnered Coach-of-the-Year honors for his efforts.
Futrell became the youngest NCAA Division I head baseball coach in the country when he took that position at Charelston Southern University at the age of 24. He was baseball coach for four years before taking over the men's and women's golf programs at the school in 1993. Futrell was the head of those programs until he took the College of Charleston job in 1997.
He has played in several amateur events in the Carolinas and plays to a one handicap. Among Futrell's amateur credits is winning the Santee Amateur Championship in 1997.
Futrell has also served on the Women's Golf NCAA East Regional Selection Committee.
Futrell is a 1987 graduate of Charleston Southern University. He is also a member of their Athletic Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in baseball. Futrell still holds the school's single season batting mark at .450 and the career fielding percentage for a shortstop at .965.
Futrell is married to the former Michelle Groves. They have a son Tyler, who is 12, and a daughter Kylie Grace, who is nine.