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Den Herder Appointed Head Women's Golf Coach

June 05, 2019 8:49am

Northwestern College Athletic Director Earl Woudstra announced that Courtney Den Herder has been named head coach of the Red Raider women’s golf program.

Den Herder takes over for Catherine Van Der Weide, who served in the same role since 2013.

“Catherine has a done an excellent job leading our women’s golf team the past several years,” commented Woudstra. “We wish her the very best as she and her husband, Michael, pursue new opportunities outside of the area. We are grateful for the contributions she has made to Northwestern and the impact she has had on the lives of our women’s golf team members.”

A 2017 graduate and four-year letter winner for the Red Raiders, Den Herder most recently served as the head girls’ and boys’ golf coach for West Sioux High School the last two years. She helped one player qualify for the girls’ state tournament and led the Falcons to a fifth-place finish at the girls’ conference meet.

“We are pleased to have Courtney return to Northwestern as our head women’s golf coach,” said Woudstra. “Courtney was a key contributor to our team as a player, and I am confident she will be a great addition to our athletic department as she leads the women’s golf team.”

Den Herder enjoyed a standout four-year playing career for the Red Raiders, earning all-conference honors in both 2016 and 2017. She was part of a Red Raider team that was GPAC runner-up in 2014 and finished with the ninth-best career scoring average in program history.

Den Herder and her husband, Jacob, live in Sioux Center.