· 2009 Big West Conference Coach of the Year ·
· 2005 Big West Conference Coach of the Year ·
Sue Ewart is entering her 16th season with the 49er women's golf team. From 1996-2009, Ewart served as the head coach at Long Beach State. In 2009, she guided the 49ers to their first Big West Conference championship inSan Luis Obispo, Calif., and second ever-appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Ewart received her second Big West Coach of the Year award and four 49ers were named to the All-Big West Tournament Team.
In 2007, the 49ers finished in second place at the Big West Conference Championships for the third consecutive year and All-American Kay Hoey captured the Big West individual title. Hoey was named Big West Golfer of the Year for the second time in her career and went onto the NCAA West Regionals as an individual as she tied for 10th place and participated in the NCAA Championships
In 2006, the 49ers received their first-ever at-large bid to the NCAA Championships as LBSU finished second at the Big West Championships.
In 2005 the 49ers finished in second place in the Big West Conference, led by freshman Kay Hoey. Hoey earned Big West Conference Golfer of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors, and advanced to the NCAA Championships as a individual. Hoey placed fifth in the NCAA West Regionals and tied for 27th at the NCAA Championships. She was the first 49er to receive an invitation to play in the NCAA Championships. Ewart was honored for her outstanding season as the 2005 Big West co-Coach of the Year.
In her 13 years (1997-2009) as the head women's coach at Long Beach State, Ewart finished in the top half at the league championships nine times, including second place finishes in 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2007. She coached 32 student-athletes who earned all-conference honors.
Since the winter of 2008, Ewart has been a member of the Women's Nominating Committee for the United States Golf Association (USGA). Prior to that she was a member of the USGA Rules of Golf Committee that is responsible for the interpretations of the Rules of Golf. They meet at least three times annually and authorize new decisions and amendments of the rules and confer with the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland, on decisions and proposed amendments.
Certified as a USGA Rules Official, Ewart has also served as a rules official at the U.S. Women's Open, Women's Amateur, the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and The Master's from 2004-07.
Ewart was a member of the USGA Women's Committee from 1994-2004. While on the Committee her responsibilities included: International Team selection, Chair of the Women's Amateur Public Links in 2002, sectional qualifying events for the Women's Open and Women's Amateur. Prior to her role on the women's committee, she served a two-year stint on the Women's Mid-Amateur Championship Committee. Ewart was also a member of the NCAA Regional Advisory Committee, as well as the Intercollegiate Relations Committee for the USGA.
Ewart played on the LPGA Tour in 1981-82 in 24 events before regaining her amateur status. She won the Long Beach City Women's Championships (1977, 1978, 1979, 1990), and participated in seven U.S. Women's Amateur Championship (1977, 1991-92, 1995-98), as well as the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship. She captured the Los Angeles City Championship in 1979 and won the Southern California Masters Championship in 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993 and 1995. In 1998 she was awarded the Women's Southern California Golf Association's Distinguished Service Award in 1998.
Ewart is no stranger to Long Beach State athletics. She attended LBSU from 1975-79 on a golf scholarship and competed in four consecutive AIAW National Championship Tournaments. In 1987-88, she served as an assistant golf coach at Long Beach State under Marty Walker. Ewart was also a member at Long Beach State's home course, Old Ranch Country Club. In 1997 she was inducted into the Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame. In the spring of 1998, she graduated from LBSU with a degree in Physical Education.
A LBSU graduate, Ewart was elected into the LBSU Athletic Hall of Fame in October of 2004. Ewart and her husband, Bob, reside in Seal Beach.