Cano steps down as UHV golf coach

Cano spent the last four years at UHV

VICTORIA, Texas — University of Houston-Victoria coach Christi Cano has tendered her resignation as head men’s and women’s golf coach.

Cano is in her third season as the Jaguars head golf coach after serving a year as the assistant coach.

“I want to thank everyone for their support and friendships over the past four years,” Cano said. “I have learned and developed as a coach while at UHV and will always be appreciative of the opportunity.”

She was named UHV’s head golf coach in at the start of the 2017-18 season after serving a year as the school’s assistant coach.

A native of San Antonio where she began her golfing career, she has competed at all levels from junior golf, to college and the professional level.

“I want to thank Christi for her efforts in getting the golf program back to one that is competitive and relevant in the NAIA,” said UHV Athletics Director Ashley Walyuchow. “She’s done a great job and I wish her well.”

Her years of experience have shown in her teams as the UHV program prospered under her guidance.

The UHV men’s team is currently ranked No. 21 in the NAIA, the first time for either UHV golf team to be ranked since 2014. The 2020 men’s team won the UHV Fall Classic and collected two runner-up finishes before the season was canceled this past week because of COVID-19 concerns.

Due the past three years, UHV’s men’s teams have won three PGA WORKS (Minority) Collegiate Championships, two Sterling College South Padre Intercollegiate titles and one Trinity Classic title.

Her women’s team recorded one second place and three third place finishes this season in a five events.

“I want to thank (Athletics director) Ashley Walyuchow for giving me the opportunity 3 1/2 years ago to lead the programs as the head coach,” said Cano.

 

Courtesy: University of Houston-Victoria Athletics

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