Former football coach Willingham helping Stanford's women's golf team


Former Stanford and Notre Dame football coach Tyrone Willingham has traded in his clipboard for a golf cart.

The South Bend Tribute reported Tuesday that Willingham, 58, is currently serving as a volunteer assistant coach for Stanford women’s golf team. According to the report, he is “a specialist at helping the golfers with the psychology of the game.”

Willingham is perhaps best known for his brief stint at Notre Dame, where he was fired after three seasons (2002-04). He spent seven years at Stanford before leaving in 2001. In 2008, Willingham retired from football after coaching Washington to a 0-12 record.

Stanford’s women’s golf team is currently ranked No. 26 in the country. Anne Walker became the team’s head coach in July, replacing Caroline O’Conner, who resigned after 17 seasons.