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Todd Oehrlein
Todd  Oehrlein

Head Coach

Beginning his 12th season as head coach, Todd Oehrlein continues to mold Wisconsin women's golf into his vision of a successful program, building and growing upon each season. The Badgers have qualified for three NCAA Regional tournaments in the past four years. The 2014 team tied for ninth just missing a return to the NCAA National meet.

The 2013 team qualified for the NCAA National championships for just the second time in school history and first under Oehrlein. The young team placed seventh at the NCAA Central Regional to advance.

The Todd Oehrlein Coaching File
Coaching Experience
• UW-Madison, Head women's golf team, 2003-present
• UW-Eau Claire, Head men's golf team, 1997-2003
• UW-Eau Claire, Assistant men's basketball coach, 1995-2003
Coaching of the Year Honors: 6
• 2011 Big Ten Co-Coach of the Year
• 2003 GCAA Central Region Coach of the Year
• 2001 GCAA National Coach of the Year
• 2001 Golfweek NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year
• GCAA Central Region Coach of the Year
• 2000 GCAA Central Region Coach of the Year
National Championships: 1
UW-Eau Claire, Men's golf team, 2001
National Top-Five Finishes: 4
National Qualifying Teams: 9
National Player of the Year: 1
UW Eau Claire, Ryan Quinn, 2003
NGCA All-American Scholar Athletes: 4
• Jeana Dahl, 2008
• Kimberly Dinh, 2012, 2013, 2014
• Lindsay Danielson, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
• Lindsay McMillan, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
NGCA All-Americans: 14
All-Big Ten Athletes: 3
• Malinda Johnson, 2003, 2004
• Katie Elliott, 2007
• Kris Yoo, 2013
Big Ten Golfers of Week: 8
• Kimberly Dinh, 3/20/13
• Lindsay Danielson, 10/17/12
• Katie Elliott, 3/3/06; 3/5/08
• Jessie Gerry, 9/28/11
• Malinda Johnson, 4/4/02; 2/26/04; 3/4/04; 3/24/04
• Lindsay McMillan, 3/4/05
• Jackie Obermueller, 2/17/05
• Kris Yoo, 9/25/13
UW-Eau Claire Athletics Hall of Fame
Inducted October, 2009

Oehrlein was named head women's golf coach at UW in August 2003. In his first year, he led the Badgers to a fifth-place tie in the Big Ten Conference championship. He also worked with one of the most accomplished players in school history, Malinda Johnson. Johnson was a two-time All-Big Ten team member and an honorable mention All-American in 2004.

Oehrlein draws from a previous coaching experience at UW-Eau Claire where he led the Blugolds to the 2001 NCAA Men's Division III National Golf Championship.

During his tenure at UW-Eau Claire, Oehrlein's teams qualified for the NCAA championship all six years, finishing among the top-five four times including winning the 2001 national title. He was named the 2001 Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) National Coach of the Year and the 2001 Golfweek NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year. Oehrlein earned GCAA Central Region Coach of the Year honors three times during his six-year appointment.

At UW-Eau Claire, Oehrlein coached two first-team All-Americans including the 2003 Division III Player of the Year, Ryan Quinn of Galesville, Wis. He also coached four second-team All-Americans, four third-team All-Americans, and four honorable mention All-Americans. Before being named head coach, Oehrlein served as the assistant golf coach for two years beginning in 1995 at UW-EC.

Oehrlein graduated in 1991 from UW-Eau Claire with a degree in biology. He has plenty of athletic experience as a four-year letterwinner in basketball. He earned 1990 NAIA Academic All-America honors and was named WSUC All-Conference and NAIA All-District in 1991.

After earning his degree, Oehrlein continued his education at the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, graduating magna cum laude in 1995. He returned to UW-Eau Claire as an assistant men's basketball coach, a position he continued until coming to the UW. He helped guide the Blugold program to the national basketball tournament twice, including an NCAA Division III national runner-up finish in 2000.

In October of 2009, Oehrlein was recognized by his alma mater as an inductee to the Bluegold Athletics Hall of Fame.

Todd and his wife Dina have one son, Nathan (17), and two daughters Taylor (15) and Olivia (13).

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