Sue Nyhus
 Sue Nyhus
Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
4th Season

Email:
Sue.Nyhus@uvu.edu


02/26/2014

Via Wightman joins Nyhus' women's golf staff

Wightman was a PGA Professional at the Holyoake Country Club in Holyoake, Mass., for the past 30 years.

11/21/2013

Nyhus signs two incoming golfers

Sabrina Naulu (Spanish Fork, Utah) and Carson Pickett (Meridian, Idaho) will both be Wolverines in the fall of 2014.

10/09/2013

Nyhus' 72 leads UVU on final day at Price's Give `Em Five

Junior Lynn-Marié Nagel led the Wolverines at the tournament by carding 12-over-par over the three rounds.

09/22/2013

Coach Nyhus featured by the USGA

The Wolverine women's golf coach is currently playing at the 52nd USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif.

09/17/2013

Wolverines finish Bronco Fall Invite in ninth place

Redshirt freshman Kimberly Nyhus led UVU in the final round with a four-over 76.

Sue Nyhus enters her fourth season with Utah Valley after spending 11 seasons at BYU.

Nyhus has guided her Wolverines to a second-place finish at the Great West Conference Championships each of the past two seasons and coached the top medalist at the 2012 championships (Lynn-Marie Nagel) and the second-place finisher in 2013 (Jordyn Dougal).

While at BYU the two-time Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year, guided the 2006-07 BYU women's golf team to one of its most successful seasons in school history with a 17th-place finish at the NCAA Championships. That season, BYU had the ninth-best team rating in the nation and finished in the Top 5 in nine of 12 events that year.

Nyhus coached six academic All-Scholars, two All-Americans, and one LPGA Tour player (Carrie Summerhays Roberts) during her tenure at BYU. She also led the Cougars to NCAA Regionals six times and the NCAA Championships twice.

As a player she competed for the Cougars in the 1980s when the team had its best national finish at No. 14 and later went on to play five seasons on the Women's Professional Golf European Tour.

After graduating from BYU with a BS and MS in health education, she received her Ph.D. from the University of Utah in Sport Psychology (Psycho-social aspects of sport) in 1992.

After regaining her amateur status, Nyhus represented Utah in five USGA Women's Team Championships and eight Utah-Arizona matches. In 1997, Nyhus placed sixth individually in the USGA Women's Team Championship.

In 1996 and 1998, she was recognized as the Utah Women's Golf Association Golfer of the Year, and she is a two-time winner of the Utah State Women's Amateur (1985, 1999). Nyhus continues to compete in the summer months with her best finish to date at the 1999 USGA Women's Amateur Public Links where she was runner-up. In 2010 she won the local qualifying and once again competed in the WAPL national championship.

In 1999 she was the first woman named the Utah Golf Association Player of the Year, and she was also named the Female Golfer of the Decade by the UGA.

Nyhus and her husband, Steven, are the parents of three daughters, Stina, Kimberly, Katie.