Chawwadee Rompothong
Chawwadee Rompothong
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 203-787-8615
Previous College: Yale '00

Chawwadee Rompothong, who guided the Bulldogs to the Ivy League championship in her first season (2006), is head coach of the Yale women's golf team. Rompothong is a 2000 Yale graduate and was a three-time All-Ivy golfer who helped the Bulldogs win three Ivy titles in her playing days. Rompothong, who served as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs in 2005, earned All-Ivy honors in 1997, 1999 and 2000. She finished fourth at the Ivy League championship in both 1999 and 2000 and was sixth in 1997.

After Yale, Rompothong turned professional and competed on the Futures Tour in 2001 and 2002. In 2003, she enrolled in the PGA Professional Golf Management Program and is currently in the process of becoming a PGA certified Golf Professional. In addition, she is certified Level 2 by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Rompothong also has worked as the second assistant professional at the Pinehurst Resort, home of the 1999 and 2005 men's U.S. Open, and as a teaching professional at Montammy Golf Club in Alpine, N.J.

As coach of the Yale women’s golf team, Rompothong has steered the Bulldogs to victories at the Ivy League championship in 2006 and 2011, as well as second-place finishes in 2009 and 2010.

The Bulldogs have put in several stellar performances, including wins at the 2010 Princeton Invitational, 2010 Yale Women’s Intercollegiate, 2010 Harvard Invitational, 2010 Sacred Heart Invitational, 2011 William & Mary Spring Invitational and the 2013 Brown Invitational.

In recent years under Rompothongs leadership, the Bulldogs have continued to excel, with wins at the 2014 Yale Intercollegiate, 2014 Princeton Invitational, 2015 Brown Invitational, and the 2017 Yale Scrimmage. 

Lat updated July 16, 2017.


As a Yale Student:

Residential College: Trumbull

Major: Economics

Future Plans: Win the Ivy League Championship many times and advance to the NCAA National Championship

Lowest Score: 69

Why She Chose Yale: The question is how could I possibly turn down the opportunity to play and practice at the No. 1 Collegiate Course in the country and receive the finest education offered in the world.

Other schools officially visited: Do not remember. Once I saw Yale, I knew it was the one...



Favorite place at Yale: CCL

My favorite class at Yale: Devane Lecture on the History of Yale

Band: Dave Mathews Band

Song: "Imagine" by John Lennon

Food: Anything spicy

Book: "Catcher in the Rye"

Golf Course: Ballybunion in Ireland

Place She'd love to visit: New Zealand


Yale’s All-Ivy League Golfers Under Rompothong:

2007: Cindy Shin

2009: Harriet Owers-Bradley, Cassie Boles

2010: Alyssa Roland (First Team), Callie Kemmer (First Team)

2011: Seo Hee Moon (First Team), Harriet Owers-Bradley (Second Team)

2012: Sun Gyoung Park (First Team), Seo Hee Moon (Second Team)

2013: Marika Liu (First Team), Seo Hee Moon (First Team), Shreya Ghei (Second Team)


Yale’s Academic All-Ivy League Golfers Under Rompothong:

2008: Lindsay Hong

2009: Natasha Spackey

2012: Lily Boettcher


Other Team and Player Honors Under Rompothong:

2013: A trio of golfers—Shreya Ghei, Marika Liu and Seo Hee Moon—earn All-Ivy honors, with three Bulldogs in the top 10 at the Ivy League Championship

2012: Lily Boettcher, Shreya Ghei and Caroline Rouse recognized as NGCA All-American Scholars

2011: Lily Boettcher, Alyssa Roland and Sun Gyoung Park recognized as NGCA All-American Scholars; Seo Hee Moon recognized as Ivy League Player of the Year

2010: Alyssa Roland clinches outright victory in the Ivy League Championship

2015: Jennifer Peng named Ivy League Rookie of the Year

2016: Jennifer Peng seizes victory in the Ivy League Championship

2017: Elisabeth Bernabe, Sara Garmezy, Sabrina Long, Julie Luo, Jennifer Peng, Jayshree Sarathy, and Sandy Wongwaiwate named WGCA All-American Scholars; Jennifer Peng recognized as Ivy League Player of the Year