Coaching Staff

Tyler Stith

Tyler Stith

Men's Head Coach

Tyler Stith completed his fourth year as head coach at the University of Iowa after being named the UI head coach on Aug. 22, 2014. Stith, a former assistant coach and student-athlete at Iowa, served as assistant coach at Minnesota from 2011-14.
 
During Stith's tenure as head coach of the Iowa men's golf program, the Hawkeyes have finished in the top-four of the Big Ten Championships all four years, advanced to three NCAA Regionals, and totaled three or more top-three tournament finishes all four seasons.
 
This past year, Stith directed Iowa to three top-three finishes, including a third place finish at the Big Ten Championships. Stith also helped mentor sophomore Alex Schaake to six top-20 finishes, including placing in the top-five four times, and an individual berth at NCAA Regionals.
 
Stith captured his first tournament title as head coach of the Hawkeyes in the fall of his second year, guiding Iowa to a team title at the GolfWeek Conference Challenge. Raymond Knoll claimed co-medalist honors with a 54-hole total of 205 (-11; 66, 67, 72) -- the lowest three-round total in program history.
 
In his first season as head coach at Iowa, Stith guided the Hawkeyes to their seventh straight NCAA Regional. Iowa finished sixth at the event, one stroke behind eventual national champion LSU. Sophomore Carson Schaake led the Hawkeyes to a second place finish at the 2015 Big Ten Championships after earning co-medalist honors and becoming the first Hawkeye to win the event since Brad Klapprott in 1992. Schaake and fellow sophomore Raymond Knoll earned All-Big Ten honors in addition to garnering PING All-Region honors.
 
During his time at Minnesota, the Gophers won the 2014 Big Ten title, their first team conference crown since 2007. Jose Mendez captured medalist honors to become Minnesota's first individual Big Ten champion since 2003. The Gophers went on to finish ninth at the NCAA Raleigh Regional, their first regional appearance since 2009. Minnesota won four tournaments during the 2013-14 season, marking the program's first victories since 2006-07.
 
In Stith's three seasons in Minneapolis, the Gophers' national ranking climbed from No. 104 to No. 68. The Gophers also improved in the classroom, earning GCAA All-Academic Team recognition during all three seasons (2012-14) and the Gopher Athletics' Norman Borlaug Commitment to Academic Excellence Award in 2014.
 
Stith served as an assistant coach to Hankins for three-and-a-half seasons at Iowa prior to joining the Minnesota staff. During that time, the Hawkeyes' national ranking improved from No. 155 to No. 9. Iowa recorded a school-record 10th-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Championships, eclipsing a previous program-best 17th place finish at the 2009 NCAA Championships. He was named a semifinalist for the Jan Strickland Award in 2011, an honor given to the top assistant in NCAA golf.
 
As a Hawkeye, Stith was a four-year letterwinner and a team captain during his senior season. The Mount Pleasant, Iowa, native graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in management information systems in 2002.
 
Stith heads a program that has advanced to NCAA competition in nine of the last ten seasons, joining Illinois as the only Big Ten teams selected to NCAA Regional competition in at least nine regionals over the last ten years. Iowa has advanced to the NCAA Championship finals three times in the last ten years.

Megan Menzel

Megan Menzel

Women's Head Coach

Megan Menzel enters her eighth year as the head coach of the University of Iowa women's golf program in 2018-19. Menzel joined the Hawkeyes in August 2011 after serving as a teaching professional at the Denver Country Club from 2009-11.

In her seventh season at the helm (2017-18), Menzel guided four different Hawkeyes to nine top-30 finishes. Senior Jessica Ip led the team with four, while junior Kristin Glense and freshman Rachel Fujitani added two, and junior Shawn Rennegarbe registered one. The Hawkeyes faced one of the toughest schedules in the nation. In 10 tournaments, Iowa faced 22 top-25 opponents.

In her sixth season (2016-17), the Hawkeyes recorded a team scoring average of 76.0 to mark the second-lowest team average in school history. At the Westbrook Spring Invitational, the team posted top-5 marks for 18-holes, 36-holes, and 54-holes with scores of 287, 586, and 873. Junior Jessica Ip registered the second-lowest 18-hole score in school history with two rounds of 68, and recorded the sixth-lowest stroke average during the spring season with a 74.2 average. Freshman Sophie Liu recorded the eighth-lowest stroke average with a 74.8 during the fall slate.

During her fifth season at Iowa (2015-16), the women's golf team had one of their best seasons in Hawkeye history. At the Johnie Imes Invitational, the team set records for best team performance for 18-holes, 36-holes and 54-holes with scores of 282, 571 and 864.  During the spring slate, the Hawkeyes registered the lowest scoring average in team history (73.9).

Menzel led senior Amy Ihm to one of the best seasons in Hawkeye history. At the Big Ten Championships, Ihm the record for best individual performance for 54-holes with a score of 211. Ihm was named a second team All-Big Ten selection, the recipient of Iowa's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, and a two-time Big Ten Player of the Week. The Peosta, Iowa, native set records for individual 54-hole performance (-5; 211), individual 36-hole performance (-6; 138), and individual 18-hole performance (-4; 68). In her senior campaign, Amy registered a 73.1 stroke average -- the lowest season average in program history by 3.2 strokes.

Ihm concluded her record-breaking Hawkeye career in NCAA Regional competition. She earned a bid to the NCAA Bryan Regional where she became the first UI women's golfer to compete in NCAA postseason competition since Stacey Arnold in 1990 and the second individual qualifier in program history. Ihm finished the regional with a three-round total of 231 (+15; 79, 75, 77) to tie for 69th overall.

In her fourth year (2014-15), Menzel led five different Hawkeyes to 11 top-20 individual finishes. Sophomore Jessie Sindlinger and freshman Jessica Ip each registered three top-20 finishes, while freshman Elisa Suarez and junior Amy Ihm each had two and senior Shelby Phillips registered one. Three Hawkeyes registered stroke averages below 77, including Suarez (76.4), Sindlinger (76.5), and Ihm (76.7).

Menzel's third year in Iowa City (2013-14) was highlighted by a record-breaking performance in the spring opener, as Iowa fired an 877 (+13) to establish a new 54-hole school record at the Westbrook Invitational on Feb. 23-24. The Hawkeyes' 36-hole score of 585 was good for third overall in Iowa history, and their 18-hole score of 291 tied for fifth. Off the course, Briana Midkiff and Nicole Rae garnered Academic All-Big Ten honors.

During her second campaign (2012-13), the Hawkeyes registered six individual top-10 finishes, highlighted by Lauren English's eighth place finish at the Challenge at Onion Creek, which earned her Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors. Off the course, two Hawkeyes -- Gigi DiGrazia and Briana Midkiff -- were named Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars. Student-athletes must carry a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 to be selected to the All-American Scholar Team. DiGrazia earned Academic All-Big Ten honors and was also honored by the Big Ten Conference with the Distinguished Scholar Award -- the Distinguished Scholar Award is presented to student-athletes who have earned a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year.

In her first season as the head coach of the UI women's golf program (2011-12), Menzel`s squad improved, both on the course and off the course. The Hawkeyes recorded top-five finishes in five out of 11 tournaments, including a first place finish at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic. Additionally, Menzel's team had seven individual top-10 finishes, highlighted by two runner-up finishes by Chelsea Harris and Kristi Cardwell. In the classroom, Gigi Digrazia earned Academic All-Big Ten Honors.

Menzel brings a wealth of collegiate coaching experience with her to Iowa City, having served as the head coach at three separate institutions -- Boise State (1998-99), Colorado State (2000-2002) and Kansas (2002-04).

During her most recent coaching stint with the Jayhawks, Menzel recruited the first individual conference champion at KU, while helping the program improve its overall conference and national rankings. She also initiated an $800,000 fundraising effort to improve the Kansas facilities and created the program's booster organization.

After two seasons in Lawrence and five seasons as a head coach, Menzel resigned her post as the Jayhawks' head coach to focus on her growing family. Menzel returned to the golf teaching circles as the assistant golf professional at Lawrence Country Club from 2007-09. In April 2009, she joined the golf teaching staff at the Denver Country Club in Colorado.

Menzel's first coaching opportunity came at Boise State, where she was in charge of the program during the 1998-99 campaign at the age of 23. She recruited the first ever individual NCAA Regional qualifier in Bronco history.

Following one season in Boise, Menzel took over as head coach at Colorado State in July of 2000. During her stint with the Rams, she recruited and coached the 2002 Mountain West Conference individual champion. Her squad qualified for NCAA Regionals in 2001 and 2002 and claimed the 2001 CSU Invitational team title.

Academically, Menzel's team led the CSU Athletics Department in cumulative grade point average during the 2001 season, and she coached three academic all-conference student-athletes during her stint at the school.

Menzel played collegiate golf at the University of New Mexico from 1993-97, where she led the Lobos to three Western Athletic Conference titles (1994, 1995, 1996). The two-time team captain (1995, 1996), was a two-time academic all-conference selection, while being named the 1996-97 Bank of America Academic Athlete of the Year.

Menzel graduated from New Mexico in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She is an LPGA Apprentice and A.C.E. certified personal trainer. She also holds golf fitness certification levels I and II from the Titleist Performance Institute.

Menzel, who was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is married to Craig Menzel and the couple has three children -- Kennedy, Callie, and Maclayne.

Mike Roters

Mike Roters

Women's Assistant Coach

Michael Roters enters his fourth year as assistant coach for the University of Iowa women's golf team in 2018-19. He was introduced as the new assistant women's golf coach on June 30, 2015. 

In his second season with the Hawkeyes, the Hawkeyes recorded a team scoring average of 76.0 to mark the second-lowest team average in school history. At the Westbrook Spring Invitational, the team posted top-5 marks for 18-holes, 36-holes, and 54-holes with scores of 287, 586, and 873. Junior Jessica Ip registered the second-lowest 18-hole score in school history with two rounds of 68, and recorded the sixth-lowest stroke average during the spring season with a 74.2 average. Freshman Sophie Liu recorded the eighth-lowest stroke average with a 74.8 during the fall slate.

During the 2015-16 season, Roters helped the women's golf team to one of its best seasons in Hawkeye history. At the Johnie Imes Invitational, the team set records for best team performance for 18-holes, 36-holes and 54-holes with scores of 282, 571 and 864.  During the spring slate, the Hawkeyes registered the lowest scoring average in team history (73.9).

 

Roters guided senior Amy Ihm to one of the best seasons in program history. At the Big Ten Championships, Ihm the record for best individual performance for 54-holes with a score of 211. Ihm was named a second team All-Big Ten selection, the recipient of Iowa's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, and a two-time Big Ten Player of the Week. The Peosta, Iowa, native set records for individual 54-hole performance (-5; 211), individual 36-hole performance (-6; 138), and individual 18-hole performance (-4; 68). In her senior campaign, Amy registered a 73.1 stroke average -- the lowest season average in program history by 3.2 strokes.

 

Ihm concluded her record-breaking Hawkeye career in NCAA Regional competition. She earned a bid to the NCAA Bryan Regional where she became the first UI women's golfer to compete in NCAA postseason competition since Stacey Arnold in 1990 and the second individual qualifier in program history. Ihm finished the regional with a three-round total of 231 (+15; 79, 75, 77) to tie for 69th overall.

Roters attended Mt. Hood Community College where he obtained his Associates of Science in 2002. He went on to attend New Mexico State University from 2002-03. In 2014, he earned his Bachelors degree in General Business Studies at Lewis Clark State College. 

Roters became a golf professional in 2007 and joined the Canadian Tour in 2009. He participated in many professional golf events, including the U.S. Open Sectional, Boise Open (Nationwide Event) in 2008, the PGA National Assistants Championship in 2012 and the Times Colonist (Canadian Tour Event) from 2008-2010. He won the Lilac Open in 2012. 

In 2013, he served as the lead teaching instructor for the Washington State and University of Idaho Nike Junior Camps. Roters helped three members of the Idaho women's golf team earn first team all-conference honors and five more become WGCA All-Scholar Academic Team members. He also helped one member of the team become an NCAA national qualifier. In 2014, Roters coached an individual conference champion as well as a WAC player of the year. 

The former Vandals coach played collegiate baseball at Mt. Hood Community College from 1999-2002, where he served as the team captain and was a first team All-Conference Southern NWAAC award winner in 2002. He also played at New Mexico State from 2002-2003.