Former Auburn golfer named AU assistant golf coach

AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - Former All-SEC standout Margaret Shirley is returning to the Plains as an assistant coach, head coach Kim Evans announced Thursday.

"I could not be more excited to come back to Auburn," Shirley said. "I love this place, loved my time here as a student-athlete and to be able to come back as a coach is something special."

Shirley was a three-time All-SEC selection from 2005-2008 for the Tigers. On her career, she recorded eight top-10 tournament finishes and 14 top-20 finishes. She was the runner-up at the 2008 Lady Puerto Rico Classic. She finished her Auburn career as one of just seven Tigers to compete in four straight NCAA championships.

Shirley spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Georgia. While in Athens, the Bulldogs made two NCAA Regional appearances and finished fourth at the 2010 SEC Championships.

"Margaret feels like she has come home, and I am excited to bring her home," said Evans.

"I am thrilled with the opportunity to come back with the Auburn family," Shirley said.