Chawwadee Rompothong is head coach of the Yale women's golf team. She graduated from Yale in 2000, was a three-time All-Ivy golfer, and helped the Bulldogs win three Ivy League championship titles in her playing days. She earned All-Ivy honors in 1997, 1999 and 2000 and finished fourth at the Ivy League championships in both 1999 and 2000 and was sixth in 1997. Rompothong served as assistant coach for the Bulldogs in 2005 and proceeded to guide the Bulldogs to the Ivy League championship in her first season as head coach in 2006.
After Yale, Rompothong played professionally on the Futures Tour in 2001 and 2002. Rompothong is currently a PGA Apprentice and is currently in the process of becoming a PGA Class A golf professional. She has worked as the second assistant professional at the Pinehurst Resort, home of the 1999, 2005, and 2011 U.S. Open, and as a teaching professional at Montammy Golf Club in Alpine, N.J. Her current teaching credentials include, Aim Point Certified,Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified Level 2 and US Kids certified. When not coaching, she teaches privately, mentoring and training kids and adults both individually and in groups.
As coach of the Yale women’s golf team, Rompothong has steered the Bulldogs to victories at the Ivy League championship in 2006 and 2011, as well as second-place finishes in 2009, 2010, and 2015 In recent years under Rompothong’s leadership, the Bulldogs have put in several stellar performances, including wins 21 team titles and11 Runner-Up finishes. In addition, Coach Rompothong has coached four Ivy Individual Champions, one NCAA All- American, three Ivy League Player of the Year, two Ivy League Rookie of the Year and 30 WGCA All- Academic honorees.
Rompothong was named Ivy League Coach of the Year in its inaugural year in 2015.
Sarah Nguyen, M.D. is a board certified psychiatrist who received both Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology and Doctor of Medicine from the University of California, Irvine. She completed her adult psychiatry residency in New York and served as Chief Resident of the ER with additional fellowship training from Yale University School of Medicine. Her professional interests include medical education, healthcare and systems-based practices, and sports psychology with an emphasis on motivation, mindset, and performance anxiety and management. She has had extensive training with psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness approaches and often uses a combination of these techniques in her practice. Dr.Nguyen believes in a comprehensive approach to help players succeed not only in golf but also in their academic and professional lives. She has dedicated a large part of her time mentoring students and players. She has pursued a career in academia in large measure because of her passion for teaching, training, and mentorship. In her spare time, Dr.Nguyen is an avid runner, cyclist, golfer, outdoor enthusiast, and of course, Assistant Coach to the Yale Women's Golf Team!