“If you love what you do, it turns into doing what you love.”
That’s what former LPGA player Meredith Duncan says about her job as a physical education teacher – and the boys' and girls' golf coach – at C.E. Byrd High School in Shreveport, La.
Last week, she led the Yellow Jackets to not one, but two LHSAA Division I state championships. The 39-year-old took over the boys' team last fall, and has been coaching the girls since 2015.
This was the boys’ fifth title in six years, but it was the first team title for the girls.
“I don’t necessarily know if I’m breaking any barriers as a female coach, but there’s not a lot of women coaching boys,” Duncan said. “I know there are a couple but I played on tour and played around the world doing all things related to golf. I think I can relate to them and a lot of what the boys want to do.
“I think I have a unique perspective for both the boys and the girls.”
Meredith Duncan (left) along with Peyton Johnson, Jake Mar...
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