Allison Akin, a former college golfer for the University of Alabama and past tournament director for the American Junior
Golf Association, has joined the LSU women’s golf program as assistant golf coach.
Akin moves into the position held by Shane Warren, who served as the assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s golf
teams last season and will serve exclusively with the men’s team this year.
Akin, a native of Hope, Ark., worked for the AJGA as tournament director for 2 1/2 years before coming to LSU. There she was in charge of planning, coordinating and conducting some 25 events as the AJGA representative with the local organizing committees, handling all tournament budgeting, contracts and purchasing. She was also responsible for all tournament marking and course setup and handled tournament fund raising events that supported local grass roots
junior golf programs and the AJGA Foundation.
Prior to joining the AJGA, she served as assistant coach for the men and women’s golf teams at Troy in the fall of 2003.
Akin received her Bachelor of Science in sports gitness management from the University of Alabama where she was a three-year-letterman on the Tide golf team. She was a three-time member of the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll and a seven-time Alabama Dean’s List honoree.
“We are very pleased to have Allison joining our women’s golf program,” said LSU Coach Karen Bahnsen. “She brings a wealth of experience from the AJGA and a vast knowledge of the game and today’s players, not to mention having been involved in the college game during her playing days at Alabama.”
Name: Allison Akin
Hometown: Hope, Ark.
Date of Birth: Feb. 10, 1980
College: Alabama, 2002, Sports and Fitness Management