Two-time NAIA coach of the year M.J. Desbiens has resigned as OCU women’s golf coach to become Arkansas State coach.
Desbiens guided the Stars to two NAIA championships, a national runner-up finish and three Sooner Athletic Conference titles in three seasons with OCU.
Overall, Desbiens directed OCU to 17 tournament victories in 30 starts since taking over the Stars in 2007-08. OCU won its first six events and seven of its first eight under Desbiens’ guidance.
A national search for the next OCU women’s golf coach will be conducted beginning immediately. OCU has captured five national championships, the most NAIA women’s golf crowns of any school.
“M.J. Desbiens has done an excellent job guiding the Oklahoma City University women’s golf program, and we wish her the best of luck,” OCU athletic director Jim Abbott said. “Women’s golf is important to the university. We will be looking for an outstanding individual to lead our program and continue our tradition of success both on and off the course.”
“I’m excited to pursue a new career goal,” Desbiens said. “I’m really grateful to Oklahoma City University for the opportunity to be successful. I’m sad to leave because of my love of the people there. The people there have been a big part of our success.”