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Amy Solfisburg Biography
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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Entering her seventh season with the Arizona golf program, Amy Solfisburg became the first full-time assistant women's golf coach when she joined the program in January of 1994. She held the same capacity for both the men's and women's golf programs until last season, when she became solely involved with the Wildcat women's team.

A vital part of the success Arizona women's golf has enjoyed over the years, Solfisburg has been was an assistant coach with the UA's 1996 NCAA Championship team. She was also on the coaching staff for two Pac-10 Conference title squads and a pair of NCAA West Regional title teams. Additionally, since she has been at the UA, 14 Arizona golfers have been named to All-America first, second or honorable mention teams.

Instrumental in the community relations and fund raising aspects of the Arizona golf program, she also plays a part in bringing the nation's top talent to the UA. She is the tournament director of the Tucson Conquistadores Arizona Invitational and has served as tournament director for the men's NCAA West Regional Championships at the Raven Golf Club and the women's NCAA West Regional Championship held at Randolph Park Golf Course.

She also heads up team involvement with Tucson Junior Golf, Arizona All-Sports programs, clinics and the Special Olympics. In addition, she is founder and president of the newly formed Tucson chapter of EWG (Executive Women's Golf League), with a current membership of 150.

Solfisburg graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in fashion merchandising. She then moved home to Michigan to work in advertising. In 1980, she returned to Tucson and began working at the Tucson Country Club.

Solfisburg was born January 17, 1956 and is a native of Holland, Mich., where she attended West Ottawa High School and began West Ottawa's first women's golf team in 1972. She married Bob Solfisburg in 1982, and the couple have two children, Rob, 15 and Kelly, 13.

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