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Stacy Snider became a Buckeye in August 2016, donning the Scarlet & Gray as the program's assistant coach, and immediately enjoyed one of the greatest seasons in program history. In her first Ohio State campaign, the Buckeyes advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals after placing fourth in stroke play at the NCAA Championships (tied for the best OSU finish ever).
Snider's player development acumen was quickly evident, resulting in a trio of Buckeyes earning 2017 All-Big Ten recognition.
Snider arrived in Columbus after spending the previous four seasons as the head coach at Western Michigan University (2014-16) and the University of Louisiana-Monroe (2012-14).
Snider brought a decade-worth of teaching and coaching experience to the OSU campus. She served as WMU head coach for two seasons and concluded her time with the Broncos by the leading her 2015-16 squad to the lowest season stroke average in school history, breaking the previous best mark by four strokes. The Grand Rapids, Mich., native preceded her time in Kalamazoo propelling ULM to new heights. Under Snider's tutelage, Alison Knowles earmed 2014 Sun Belt Conference (SBC) Player of the Year distinction and the team registered its highest finish in the SBC Championships since joining the league in 2006.
Prior to coaching at ULM, Snider was the teaching pro at the Golf Club at Thornapple Point in Grand Rapids, Mich., following a two-year stint as the volunteer assistant coach for her alma mater Michigan State. She also made previous stops at the Blythefield Country Club (Belmont, Mich.) and SD Golf & Fitness LLC (Wyoming, Mich.) as a club pro and teaching professional, respectively.
Snider turned professional after a collegiate career which included a pair of All-Big Ten selections (2001, 2002). The Spartan (Stacy `Olson') played in all 51 events during college (1998-2002) before a three-year run competing on the Symetra and LPGA Tours (2004-06). Snider graduated from MSU in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Family Community Ecology with a focus on Youth Emphasis.