Former Walsh graduate (2006, Business Marketing) and four-year letter winner Christina Paone begins her eighth season as Walsh University Women’s Golf Coach. Last season, Paone guided the Maroon and Gold to a victory in the annual Phipps Invitational. Walsh also finished fourth in its first appearance at the G-MAC Championships as well as the Saginaw Valley Spring Invitational.
In her first year the Cavs were quite successful, finished 66-25, and captured the five-team Ohio Independent Championships. Walsh won six tournament championships and finished second in two others. The Cavs were 43-50 in 2012-13 in their first year in the GLIAC. She also coached Jenny Tsangeos to the NCAA Super Regional for two consecutive years.
Paone formerly assisted at North Canton Hoover High School from 2008-10 as an assistant for the boys’ and girls’ programs.
Paone graduated from Canton McKinley High School (2003) and was a member of the Bulldogs state qualifying team in 2002. Paone then played on Walsh’s first intercollegiate team, and played on back-to-back American Mideast Conference Championship teams in 2004 and 2005. Walsh’s 2005 team was the first team to qualify for the NAIA National Championships. Paone earned All-AMC honors four times and was named All-Region IX in 2005 when she finished fourth at the AMC championships.
Paone resides in Canton with her husband Jason and sons Caden and Roman.