Janine Fellows is in her third year as assistant coach of the Clemson women's golf program. Fellows, a 2011 graduate of Tulane University, was a top player under Head Coach J.T. Horton at Tulane and also had coaching experience at Houston Baptist.
Fellows was a strong part of Clemson's success in its first year of competition in 2013-14. Clemson reached the NCAA Tournament in its first year, just the second Clemson program to do that in its first season of competition. The Tigers finished No. 22 in the final Sagarin Computer ranking against a schedule that included competition against 21 of the 24 teams that reached the national tournament. Clemson had a winning record against those teams collectively, including an 11-2-2 mark against teams that ranked 6 through 10 in the final tournament standings.
Fellows had a hand in tutoring All-American Ashlan Ramsey and All-ACC golfer Sloan Shanahan. Both also finished in the final top 40 of the Golfstat rankings. Three Tigers, were named to the All-ACC academic team as well. All six players on the roster were freshmen in 2013-14.
"Janine played for me at Tulane and played an integral role in not only starting the program at Tulane, but also making it successful quickly," said Horton. "She is one of the hardest workers and most motivated players/coaches I have ever worked with or coached. She had a very distinguished playing career in college golf, and that will pay dividends in assisting the development of the players here at Clemson. Her collegiate coaching accomplishments in a short time at Houston Baptist University are impressive, and we look forward to her joining us here in Tigertown."
Fellows helped Houston Baptist to an outstanding 2012-13 season in both men's and women's golf. The men won three events, including the conference title, while the women won two tournaments, including the conference title.
""My experience and success with three newly established programs either as a player or coach demonstrates my commitment and dedication to achieving success from the ground up," Fellows said. "Coaching at the Division I level, junior golfers, as well as providing lessons to clientele as an assistant golf professional has increased my ability to teach all levels of play and illustrates my knowledge of coaching all aspects of the game."
Fellows played at Tulane under Horton from 2008-2011, where she was a team captain, a two-time All-Conference USA first- team selection, and the 2010 Conference USA Co-Player of the Year. She played in the 2010 U.S. Women's Open at Oakmont as an amateur. She was then a member of the LPGA Futures Tour from 2011-2012 and worked as an assistant golf professional near Houston, TX at Timber Creek Golf Club.