Get to Know a Coach is a summer feature profiling Summit League head coaches with a Q&A. These coaches provide a glimpse into their personal life away from their sport.
In this week's installment, Denver's head women's golf coach Lindsay Kuhle is profiled.
Name: Lindsay Kuhle
Sport: Women's Golf
Alma Mater: Tulane '05
Seasons (Overall // School): 5th // 5th
If you were not a coach, what job would you be doing? I would love to work in athletic administration, compliance or budget, but definitely being around athletics.
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Travel abroad. It lets you see a completely new perspective, different culture and different way of life, among beautiful scenery, different from what we know and see every day.
What fad/trend do you hope makes a comeback? Jean shorts and scrunchies in the hair.
Why did you decide to become a coach? Because I have always loved teaching and coaching. My mother was a high school English teacher and her family were teachers – it's in our blood. As captain of the team I had an amazing college coach, Sue Bower, that really made me passionate about giving back to my team and helping my teammates with their games. I knew my senior year of college I wanted to coach.
What is something you will NEVER do again? It was only 13.2 miles not 26, but a half marathon.
What are some of the events in your life that made you who you are today? Having parents who were golfers living in Colorado and having an older brother who was a three-sport athlete and exceptional student, really shaped me into who I am today. My family has a wonderful work ethic and goes after their goals. Having seen this and lived with this, it inspired me to do the same and work extremely hard to achieve my goals. My brother played college golf at Denver and still holds the most individual victories on the team. Knowing that he went here, had great grades, was in a fraternity, received a wonderful degree and job after college, has truly made me love and respect him and our university even more and strive to continue the Hulwick golf legacy in our hometown of Denver, Co.
Who is your favorite professional sports team and/or athlete? My favorite team is the Denver Broncos and my favorite athlete is Chauncey Billups – a Denver native.
What is/was your favorite article of clothing that you have ever owned? My Lulu Lemon full zip sweater.
What is the best and worst piece of advice you have ever received? The best advice I have ever received is "everything happens for a reason" and the worst advice would be to sit back and wait for things for happen. I am big believer in taking action and preparing for different circumstances and situations. The more you can plan and prepare the better off and prepared you'll be when it happens.
What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten? Octopus.
What mythical creature do you wish actually existed? Hercules.
What is your favorite movie/TV show? Favorite movie is Dirty Dancing and favorite TV show is "This is Us".
What was the best thing to happen to you this year? In February, we found out we are having a baby boy in August!
What is/was your favorite vacation destination? Italy.
What is your biggest superstition? Having either my toe nails or finger nails painted for a golf tournament. As a player it used to be my finger nails, it helped visually and made me feel confident that I was ready to play.
What kind of music do you listen to most frequently? Hip hop and R&B.
If you could add one Summit League athlete to your team, who would you choose? Christian Mackey from the Denver men's basketball team. He is the nicest, most caring, hard working person, loves DU and is a competitive athlete. He has grown and matured a lot and I like to see athletes continue to improve and make progress, which he has done.
What is your one "go to" stop (dining, entertainment, other) on any Summit road trip? Starbucks!
What phrase/quote do you most frequently use to inspire your team? "If you think you can, you can, but if you think you can't, you won't." I am a big believer in the mental game and attitude. No matter how difficult the workout, training, practice, competition, test, or real-life situation can be, it is your attitude that determines your success.
What is your biggest pet peeve? People who are late!