Brianna Broderick is in her ninth season as the head coach of the UMKC women's golf program. The Richmond, Mo., native joined the 'Roos after serving as the assistant women’s golf coach at Kent State during the 2008-09 school year.
Last season, UMKC matched its best finish in a conference championship as the Roos finished second in the WAC Championship, just five shots back of New Mexico State, with Cynthia Diaz recording her second striaght top-five finish in the event and her second straight First Team All-WAC honor. Off the course, Diaz, Abbey Campbell, Chandler Gallagher and Cyrielle Kern were named WGCA All-American Scholars.
In 2015, the Roos finished third in the WAC Championship, with Susan Kirschenman being honored as Second Team All-WAC after finishing her career at UMKC with the lowest scoring average in school history. During the year, Broderick guided the 'Roos to what was then five of the ten lowest round in school history and five of the nine lowest tournament scores, including the lowest marks in both.
Broderick guided the 'Roos to a fourth place finish in their first ever WAC Championship in 2014, while helping Kirschenman to Second Team All-WAC honors. Academically, Kirschenman, Emily Isaacson and Micah Radler were each honored as Academic All-WAC selections, while the trio along with Abbey Campbell all garnered WGCA All-American Scholar honors.
In 2012-13, Broderick oversaw the 'Roos match their best finish in school history with a runner-up finish in the 2013 Summit League Championship with Isaacson earning all-tournament honors in the process. During the regular season, Isaacson and Kirschenman were each named to the First Team All-Summit League, while Taylor Fisher garnered Second Team honors.
Academically, Kirschenman and Isaacson were named to the Summit League Academic All-League Team, while the duo, along with Micah Radler were honored as WGCA All-American Scholars. Four 'Roos, meanwhile, were named to the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence, while five were named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll, including one Distinguished Scholar.
During the 2011-12 season, Broderick guided the Kangaroos to a third place results at the 2012 Summit League Championships with a three-round score of 916 that included a school record final round of 299. Under her watch, Fisher garnered her third consecutive all-league recognition and her second consecutive first team selection, while Kirschenman was named to the Second Team in her first season as a 'Roo. Academically, six UMKC linksters were named Distinguished Scholars on the Summit League Winter/Spring Academic All-League Team.
In the 2010-11 season, Broderick led the 'Roos to a fifth place finish in The Summit League Championships with Fisher earning First Team all-League honors and Kati Scholten earning Second Team all-League honors under her guidance. Scholten, meanwhile, was named The Summit League Golfer of the Week after finishing as the individual medalist at the Wichita State Spring Invitational. Academically, five 'Roos earned Academic all-League recognition and four were named to the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence.
During her first season in Blue and Gold, Broderick guided UMKC to a top-three finish at the 2010 Summit League Women's Golf Championship, which was the program's second straight top-three showing. Additionally, a pair of student-athletes - Chelsea Cadwell and Fisher - earned Second Team all-Summit League honors.
Broderick also coached the 'Roos to the top two single round scores in school history in back-to-back rounds during the 2009-10 campaign. UMKC fired a school record total of 300 during the final round of the Jackrabbit Invitational on March 16 before firing a 301 during the first 18 holes of the UNCW Lady Seahawk Classic on March 22 in North Carolina.
The 'Roos also excelled in the classroom under Broderick's guidance as a pair of student-athletes were named NGCA All-American Scholars. The program also had four of its five golfers earn Summit League Academic all-League honors and it had three student-athletes named to the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence.
Prior to moving to Kansas City, Broderick helped lead the Golden Flashes to their 11th straight Mid-American Conference Championship and NCAA Regional appearance during her lone season in Kent. She also coached three players - Kirby Dreher, Mercedes Germino and Martina Gavier - to First Team all-MAC honors, while Dreher also earned honorable mention all-America recognition by Golfweek and MAC Player of the Year honors. Germino, meanwhile, was tabbed as the MAC Freshman of the Year.
Broderick also coached three student-athletes that earned NGCA All-American Scholar honors and two student-athletes that were named to the 2009 Women’s Golf Academic All-MAC team.
Prior to joining the KSU coaching staff, Broderick spent eight months as the Boatwright Intern for the United States Golf Association. As the Junior Golf Coordinator for the Kansas City Junior Tour, she was responsible for the promotion, scheduling and planning of the Tour events.
Broderick’s coaching career began at Michigan, her alma mater, where she served as an undergraduate assistant coach for four months while completing her degree.
A standout player at the University of Michigan from 2003-07, Broderick was a two-time all-Big Ten selection, earning first team honors in 2005 and a second team nod in 2007. During her four years at U-M, Broderick did not miss a single tournament, as she played and started 47 straight events for the Wolverines.
Broderick, who was ranked among Golf Week’s Top-50 Players in 2005, helped Michigan to nine team titles during her career in Ann Arbor, and she led her squad to a pair of NCAA Central Regional appearances (2005, 2007). She finished her career with a 77.19 scoring average, which ranks second all-time in U-M golf history, and tallied 23 top-20 finishes, 14 top-10 finishes and seven top-five finishes in Maize and Blue.
On the national scene, Broderick advanced to three United States Women’s Amateur Championships from 2004-06.
As a prep, Broderick was the 2001 and 2002 Kansas City Female Metro Player of the Year at Richmond High School. The three-time Missouri state champion also earned MSHSAA First Team all-State honors in 2000, 2001 and 2002 and was selected to the 2000 all-Metro First Team by the Kansas City Star. She also received the 2000 Harry Devine Award for being the outstanding junior golfer in the KCGA and was named the 2002 Midwest Section PGA Player of the Year.
Additionally, Broderick competed at the 2001 and 2002 United States Girls Junior Championship and at the Missouri Junior Championship, where she was the medalist in 2002, a runner-up in 2001 and placed seventh in 2000.
Broderick graduated from Michigan in December 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in general studies.