Broken Arrow Athletics has selected Julia Dierker to serve as the head girls golf coach
Dierker brings experience to Broken Arrow as a former athlete, competitor and coach in the sport of women’s golf. “I am so excited to be joining such a phenomenal program with Broken Arrow Athletics,” Dierker said. “I am eager to continue to improve the girls golf program and develop my girls into the best golfers, athletes and students they can be, through the course of this year.”
Most recently, Dierker served as the Assistant Program Director at First Tee Tulsa. After high school, Julia went on to be captain for the women's golf team at Coffeyville Community College for two years. She represented the Ravens in the 2015 and 2016 National Junior College Athletic Association’s National Championship golf tournaments.
Dierker closed out her collegiate golf career at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2018 with a degree in history. In 2019, Dierker played for one year on the Women's All Pro Tour. Overall, she brings with her over 12 years of competitive play experience.
“I am super excited for Julia Dierker and the Broken Arrow school district,” said Daniel Hayden Head Men’s & Women’s Golf Coach at The University of Arkansas Fort Smith. “From day one at UAFS, Julia worked harder than anyone in the program and knew what it took to be successful. I know she will take her passion and drive into this next chapter in her life and become a successful teacher and coach. Julia has tremendous leadership skills and knows what it takes to be successful as an athlete and student. The current and future players at Broken Arrow are lucky to have Julia as their coach.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Coach Dierker to Broken Arrow,” said Associate Director of Athletics Amanda Snider. “Golf is a game that teaches valuable life lessons and Julia brings with her the confidence, positivity and experience, making her a great fit for this role.”
“We are excited to welcome Julia to our Broken Arrow Athletics family,” said Executive Director of Athletics Darren Melton. “She brings a strong golfing background and we look forward to the positive impact that she will have on her teams for years to come.”
Any students who are interested in participating in girls golf are encouraged to contact their school counselor with that request. There is an upcoming girls tryout 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19 at Forest Ridge Golf Course. Please email Darren Melton at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.