Maggie Nobbe Takes Over as Zionsville Community High School Girls Golf Coach
Photographer / Amy Payne
Maggie Nobbe, the new Zionsville Community High School (ZCHS) head girls golf coach, says she couldn’t be happier about her new job.
“I’m very excited and honored to have this opportunity,” Nobbe says. “As a proud alum, I’ve experienced firsthand ZCHS’s history of success, and know the strong foundation they have in place.”
Nobbe, who graduated from ZCHS in 2018, is excited to start the next golf season.
“Our official practice is scheduled to begin July 31, as we watch closely and hope everything continues to safely open back up,” she says. “In the interim, I started communicating with players and parents, I worked with vendors, and I’ve even been able to work with seniors on uniform selections, which has been getting me excited for the season.”
When Nobbe attended ZCHS, she played on a team that won a state championship.
“I played varsity for four years, and was on the 2017 state championship team,” she says. “Each year was special, but placing first was our ultimate goal, as up to that point no female team had won a state championship for Zionsville. All the girls I played with meant so much to me, and we have become like family. I’m now fortunate to be going to Butler University with two of them.”
Nobbe has several goals for the upcoming season.
“My goal is to encourage the players into a mindset where they can overcome hurdles, and push their limits to see what’s possible if they set their minds to something,” she says.
Nobbe also plans to get ZCHS alumni involved in the school’s golf program.
“As the high school coach, I’ll also make sure to watch over the middle school golf programs, as those girls will be headed to my program soon after,” she adds.
Until practices begin, Nobbe will be keeping up with tournament scores, and meeting with players via Zoom calls to start putting names to faces and developing relationships.
“The girls have already started to submit scores, which is very encouraging,” she says. “We have Lauren Kaltenmark back, who has been a key performer, placing in the top ten at the state tournament. Otherwise, we’ll have a lot of first-time varsity players, which can be a steep learning curve, but also provides a tremendous opportunity for newer players.”
Upon graduating from ZCHS, Nobbe, who is now 20 years old and will be a junior in the fall at Butler, knew that although her high school golf career was over, her time spent with the sport wasn’t finished.
“I wanted to stay active in the sport in some form,” Nobbe says. “Sure enough, it started small by giving golf lessons to younger kids, which led to an assistant coaching position at Brebeuf Jesuit High School, and now as ZCHS girls golf head coach.”
Nobbe is enjoying her time attending Butler University.
“I love everything about Butler, and I could not think of a better place to further my academics,” Nobbe says. “My advisor and professors have been great with helping to make this coaching position possible, as have my former high school coach Jeff Anderson, Coach Steve Simmons and Assistant Director Greg Schellhase. As it’s only been a couple of years, I also know the stress of being an athlete and a student, and will lean on these experiences when working with the team.”