Alabama claims the 2012 Women's Golf National Championship.
Head coach Mic Potter is aided at the Capstone by assistant coach Susan Rosenstiel, who is entering her 13th season on the Crimson Tide staff and ninth with Potter. A former collegiate golfer, Rosenstiel joined the Alabama coaching staff in the fall of 2003.
Rosenstiel’s efforts in Tuscaloosa were honored following the 2010 season as the National Golf Coaches Association recognized her as National Assistant Coach of the Year. She brings her vast and diversified experience in women’s collegiate golf to a Tide program that has shown unmatched growth during her time at the University.
Rosenstiel’s wealth of SEC experience includes a playing career at Tennessee and Florida, plus time on the staff at the University of Florida and as an assistant golf professional. She was also the tournament director for the 2010 SEC Championship at the NorthRiver Yacht Club in Tuscaloosa.
Rosenstiel assists Potter in all facets of developing the Crimson Tide players and program, including instruction, course management, coordination of golf operations and recruiting.
“Susan is a tremendous asset to this program,” said head coach Mic Potter. “Her experience as a player and her ability to relate to our athletes make her an invaluable asset. I’m thankful to have a coach with her ability in the program.”
During her 12 years at the Capstone, Rosenstiel has mentored numerous top players who have combined for 16 All-America honors and 21 All-SEC accolades. Her career with the Tide has included the 2012 NCAA Championship, 10 NCAA Championships appearances and two SEC Championships.
Rosenstiel, formerly Susan Conger, began her collegiate playing career at the University of Tennessee, playing two seasons (1992-94) for the Lady Vols. She then transferred to the University of Florida, where she finished her playing career (1994-97) as a Gator.
During her stay at Florida, Rosenstiel garnered Academic All-America honors and SEC Academic Honor Roll accolades. She earned her bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food and resource economics from the University of Florida in 1996 and received her master’s in exercise and sports sciences, sports management in 1999.
While working on her master’s, Rosenstiel spent time as an assistant with UF’s College of Health and Human Performance. She also served as an intern to Florida’s Associate Athletic Director and Senior Women’s Administrator. After graduation, Rosenstiel was an assistant golf professional at the Tradition Golf Club in Royal Palm Beach, Fla., and then at the Turtle Point Yacht and Country Club in Killen, Ala.
The North Fort Myers, Fla., native was born on June 5, 1974, and is married to Tom Rosenstiel. The couple has two children, Henry and Elizabeth.