Meghan Thomason enters her third season at CSU Bakersfield in fall of 2016. Thomason joined the Roadrunner staff in 2014 as the head coach of the women’s golf team. On Mar. 1, 2015, Thomason assumed the position of Interim Director of Golf and was named Director of Golf before the start of the 2015-16 season.
In each of her first two seasons with the ‘Runners, Thomason helped the ‘Runners lower their average team score. The 2013-14 squad posted a season average of 338.04 (+51) before Thomason’s arrival. The 2014-15 edition of the ‘Runners dropped their season scores to 326.46 (+38) in their first year under Thomason and improved to 326.17 (+38) in 2015-16. CSUB has produced four Academic All-Western Athletic Conference honorees in Thomason’s tenure.
As a former collegiate golfer, Thomason brings an array of golf knowledge as well as previous head coaching experience to Bakersfield. She has spent the past three years as the head girls’ golf coach at San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno, Calif.
A native of Fresno, Thomason was a four-time team MVP at San Joaquin Memorial. She was awarded Conference MVP in 2004 and 2005 before playing for Fresno City College in 2006 and 2007. During her junior college years, Thomason was named to the All-Conference team and was the Central Valley Conference MVP. After transferring to Chicago State, she was a member of the 2009-10 Fresno State Bulldogs women’s golf team her senior year. Thomason graduated from Fresno State in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in recreation administration and received a master’s degree in kinesiology - sport administration in 2013.
While coaching at San Joaquin Memorial, Thomason also gained vital experience as the Director of Events at the River Park Golf Center in Fresno. Her expertise and skills earned her a position with the Northern California Golf Association in 2013 where she worked as the USGA PJ Boatwright Intern, Rules and Competition in Pebble Beach.