Paul Thompson enters his sixth season as the head coach of the Warrior program and has brought both stability and national attention.
Last year, Thompson was named the Frontier Conference’s Men’s Coach of the Year for the fourth time and led the men’s team to its second straight conference championship. He also has helped the women’s team become a regular at the NAIA national tournament.
The men’s team finished the year ranked No. 34 in the country and despite winning the conference title and being the top FC finisher at the Region I Tournament, the Warriors barely missed a berth to the national tournament.
This season, the Warriors are hoping to change that. Golf World’s preseason NAIA rankings have the Warriors at No. 25 and the team is looking to remain in the Top 25 and secure a national tournament berth.
Thompson led the Warrior men to conference titles in 2001, 2002, 2005, and 2006.
Paul's retirement from his position as Vice President of Pepsi Cola in Lewiston, Idaho, six year's ago opened the door of opportunity to pursue collegiate coaching. With 38 years of experience in the business world, he has a strong background in fund raising and managing.
Thompson makes his home in Clarkston, WA., and has been married to his wife Judy for 43 years. They have four children Polly (42), Tami (40), Todd (37), and Scott (36).
Tilden's passion and love for the game of golf has been evident for
the past 31 years, as he has played and coached at various levels of
competition. Recently, he spent more than five years as the
assistant golf professional at the Lewiston Golf & Country Club. His
coaching career includes involvement with the junior golf programs
here in the Valley, and his service as LCSC's assistant golf coach
since the spring of 2002.
Tilden is a graduate of Lewiston High and also attended Lewis-Clark State College. He has been in the insurance business since 1992 where he is an agent for Stonebraker, McQuary insurance.
LCSC Career: As the lone senior on last year’s team, Kara finished up a strong career by helping the Warriors place 12th at the national tournament….she was a second-team All-Frontier Conference selection and was one of five Warriors to play at the national tournament…she had a solid fall season when she placed second and third on consecutive weekends for the Warriors...she is serving as a student assistant coach this season while she finishes her degree work.
PERSONAL: Born June 12, 1985 to Danie and Denise Player. She has one brother Xavier, and one sister, Cassandra Ward
GOLF HIGHLIGHTS: She has won several honors and awards during her playing career and was a member of the Queensland Golf Team her junior and senior years in high school
GOAL AFTER GRADUATION: Finding a job that I can succeed at
FAVORITE FOOD: Vegemite sandwich
FAVORITE CLASS: Exercise Prescription
FAVORITE MOVIE: “Bad Eggs”
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Watching golf
FAVORITE BOOK: There are too many to name just one
FAVORITE MUSICIAN: The Format
FAVORITE ATHLETE: Adam Scott
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE: Ken Player.
REASON YOU CHOSE LCSC: “To play college golf and to get an education.”