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Head Golf Coach

Phone: (972) ***-****  HQ Phone
Allen Independent School District
612 E. Bethany Drive
Allen , Texas 75002
United States

 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Oklahoma State University
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Karen Gravley - Head Golf ...
www.allengolf.org, 21 April 2011 [cached]
Karen Gravley - Head Golf Coach
Karen Gravley was born in Wichita Falls, Texas and raised in Duncan, Oklahoma. After graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1974, Karen moved to Dallas where she taught health and physical education at Trinity Christian Academy. In 1979 Karen left TCA to fulfill her dream of playing golf professionally. To fine-tune her skills she played with the Womens Professional Golf Tour and the Ladies Asian Golf Tour in Southeast Asia. In October, 1984 Karen earned her LPGA card. In 1987 Karen accepted a position with Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas as head golf coach for the boys and girls golf teams. In 1981 Coach Gravley assumed the role as head coach for Southern Methodist University women's golf team.
Karen transferred to her current position with the Allen I.S.D. in 1992 where she established herself as Head Golf Coach of the Allen golf program. She also holds a position at Kerr Elementary where she teaches physical education.
Coach Gravley has been awarded District Golf Coach of the year four times and is a three-time winner of the North Texas High School Golf Association Coach of the Year award. She is currently a member of the Texas High School Coach's Association as well as the North Texas High School Golf Coaches Association where she served as vice-president in 1990 and president in 1991.
In 2007 Gravley received Southwest Sectional Coach of the Year award for the sport of Girl's Golf awarded by the National Federation of State High School Association. The Southwest Section includes Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. There are eight total sections in all.
Under Coach Gravley's leadership, numerous championships have been won by both the boys and girls golf teams; including the first two U.I.L. 5A State Championships in the history of Allen I.S.D. sports.
Karen resides in Plano, Texas.
2012 Coach of the Year - National High School Coaches Association
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Girls' Golf -- Karen Gravley Allen High School - Allen, Texas
Gravley guided a young Allen team to the 5A state team title this year, the third of her career. A Lady Eagles lineup that consisted of two seniors, four sophomores and a freshman won the District 8-5A tournament by 60 strokes, then shot 288-293-581 to win the state title by 11 shots. Under Gravley’s direction, Allen also won back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006 â€" the first state titles won by the school in any sport â€" and also finished second in state in 2010 and third in 2011. Gravley is a five-time District Coach of the Year and a three-time North Texas High School Golf Coaches Association (NTHSGCA) Coach of the Year. She served as NTHSGCA vice-president in 1990 and president in 1991. The National Federation of State High School Associations named her Southwest Region Coach of the Year in 2007. A 1974 graduate of Oklahoma State University, Gravley taught health and physical education for five years at Dallas Trinity Christian Academy before embarking on a professional golf career. She played on the Women’s Professional Golf Tour and the Ladies Asian Golf Tour, earning her LPGA Tour card in 1984. She returned to education in 1987, coaching the boys and girls golf teams for four years at Flower Mound Marcus High and the women’s team at Southern Methodist University for one season before taking the reins at Allen in 1992. She teaches physical education at Kerr Elementary School in Allen.
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ahs.allenisd.org, 31 Mar 2009 [cached]
Karen Gravley Teacher
"It was surprising to a point, ...
www.dallasnews.com, 30 April 2014 [cached]
"It was surprising to a point, but not surprising at the same time," Allen coach Karen Gravley said.
Coaches:  Karen Gravley, Tom ...
allengolf.com, 16 Oct 2007 [cached]
Coaches:  Karen Gravley, Tom Stal
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Karen Gravley was born in Wichita Falls, Texas and raised in Duncan, Oklahoma.After graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1974, Karen moved to Dallas where she taught health and physical education at Trinity Christian Academy.
In 1979 Karen left TCA to try and fulfill her dream of playing golf professionally.To fine-tune her skills she played with the Womens Professional Golf Tour as well as the Ladies Asian Golf Tour in Southeast Asia.In October, 1984 Karen earned her LPGA card.
In 1987 Karen accepted a position with Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas as head golf coach for the boys and girls golf teams.
In 1981 Coach Gravley assumed the role as head coach for Southern Methodist University women's golf team.
Karen transferred to her current position with the Allen ISD in 1992 where she established herself as Head Golf Coach of the Allen golf program.She also holds a position at Kerr Elementary where she teaches physical education.
Coach Gravley has been awarded District Golf Coach of the year four times and is a three-time winner of the North Texas High School Golf Association Coach of the Year award.She is currently a member of the Texas High School Coach's Association as well as the North Texas High School Golf Coaches Association where she served as vice-president in 1990 and president in 1991.
Karen resides in Plano, Texas.
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