Kim Lewellen enters her second year as the head coach of the East Carolina women's golf program, which she took over on Jan. 10, 2006.
In her first year at the helm of the Pirate program, Lewellen guided the Pirates to their first ever Conference USA Championship at Ironwood Golf Club with a team score of 887, which is third-lowest score in school history. Under her direction, she coached a pair of all-conference selections in Lene Krog (first-team) and Heidi Helliesen (third-team), while watching Krog take home the C-USA individual championship and Freshman-of-the-Year honors.
During the 2006 spring semester, the Pirates claimed four top-six finishes in six events including a second place finish in her first tournament at the Papa Johns Miami Intercollegiate and earned ECU's third NCAA East Regional berth with the C-USA Championship win.
Lewellen, a 1993 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, joined the Pirates after serving as the head men's and women's golf coach at The Citadel (S.C) during the 2003-04 season.
Prior to her appointment with the Bulldogs, she served as golf tournament director for the Carolina Celebrity Classic in Raleigh, N.C.
During her tenure as tournament director, Lewellen was selected as a member of the 2002-03 Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary Women's Golf Team. In 1997, she was nominated as North Carolina's Favorite Golf Teacher in Golf For Women Magazine, while teaching professionally at the Camel Country Club in Charlotte, N.C.
Lewellen replaced Kevin Williams, ECU's first women's coach, who resigned as the Pirates' head men's and women's coach Dec. 1, 2005.
A two-time All-ACC performer and a 1993 All-America selection for the Tar Heels, Lewellen earned a bachelor's degree in speech communications and psychology. During her four-year career, she earned Scholastic All-America honors (1989) and captured the NCAA Eastern Regional Collegiate Golf Tournament Championship as a senior in 1993.
After graduation, Lewellen spent two seasons on the Women's European Professional Golf Tour (1994-95) before gaining full membership status on the Future's Professional Golf Tour, where she claimed her first victory at the Briarwood Invitational in 1997.
Lewellen and her husband John have two children, Jack and Simon.