Mary Michael Maggio, one of the most decorated golfers in Conway history, has managed a Texas "three-step."
After her college career at Texas A&M, where she was Big 12 women’s champion 2012, she is the new assistant women’s golf coach at Baylor University in Waco after serving a year as the assistant golf coach for the University of Houston’s inaugural women’s program.
Her coaching career began as the program’s volunteer assistant coach at Houston before being promoted to full-time assistant in February.
"Mary Michael is going to be a great addition to the Baylor family," Baylor head women’s coach Jay Goble said. "She is young, energetic and enthusiastic about helping build one of the elite women’s golf programs in the country here at Baylor.
"Her ties to the Big 12 Conference and the state of Texas are invaluable, and I know her strengths are too numerous to name. I could not be more excited to have her by my side next year."
At Houston, Maggio worked under head coach Gerrod Chadwell, and the duo led the program through its inaugural season with only three participating players, making the Cougars ineligible to compete as a team.
However, Raegan Bremer won the individual title at the 2014 HBU Husky Invitational, and she went on to earn a pair of The American Golfer of the Week awards and was named to the All-American Athletic Conference Team. The trio of golfers combined to record 13 Top-25 individual finishes out of 26 total events played.
Maggio began her collegiate playing career at LSU, where she played two seasons before transferring to Texas A&M for her final two years. She won the 2012 Big 12 Conference Championship and was named to the All-Big 12 and All-Big 12 Tournament teams as a senior.
Throughout her collegiate career, Maggio helped her teams to seven tournament championships and earned seven Top-10 and 10 Top-25 individual finishes. She won Big 12 Golfer of the Month in April 2012, and she was named GolfWeek Player of the Week in October 2012.
At Conway High School, Maggio was a medalist in 37 of 42 tournaments and was runner-up in the other five.
A four-time all-stater, she was the Arkansas state high school champion in 2006 and 2007 and was Arkansas Women’s Golf Association Player of the Year three times.