San José State women’s assistant golf coach Kortnie Maxoutopoulis Barrett will serve as one of two United States assistant coaches, along with of Matt Clark of North Carolina, at the 2023 Arnold Palmer Cup at Laurel Valley Golf Club, which will be played June 8-10 in Ligonier, Pa.
Barrett joined San Jose State in January 2021 as an assistant coach. She was instrumental in their success in 2021-22, as the Spartans won the 2022 Mountain West championship and finished the season ranked No. 3 on Golfstat. San José State was the only school outside of the Power 5 to advance to the NCAA Championships, where they finished seventh in stroke play and advanced to match play for the first time in program history. Barrett coached two WGCA All-Americans in Natasha Andrea Oon and Kajsa Arwefjäll, a member of Team International’s 2022 Palmer Cup victory. As a team, SJSU won five tournaments in the spring, including the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional for their first-ever regional win.
Prior to San José State, Barrett spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Mississippi State, where she helped the Bulldogs get back to the NCAA Tournament in 2019 for the first time in four seasons. Before her time in Starkville, she was on the staff at Long Beach State for one season, helping lead them to a Big West Conference Championship and their first NCAA Regional bid in almost 10 years. Barrett received her master’s degree in public & non-profit administration from Georgia Southern in 2017, where she spent two years as the graduate assistant coach for their inaugural women’s golf program.
The former Kortnie Maxoutopoulis, the Pleasanton, Calif., native played at TCU for three seasons after one year at Rutgers. While at TCU, she competed in 24 events and earned three top-10 finishes, including third at the 2015 Big 12 Championship. Barrett was a 2011-12 BIG EAST All-Academic honoree and had seven top-10 finishes at Rutgers, including three wins.
Barrett and Clark are joined by International assistant coaches Minnesota’s Rhyll Brinsmead of Australia and Tennessee’s Brennan Webb of Canada.
For more information about the Palmer Cup, visit arnoldpalmercup.com.
About the Arnold Palmer Cup
The Arnold Palmer Cup was co-founded by Arnold Palmer and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and began at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Fla., in 1997. The event is a Ryder Cup-style tournament featuring the top men’s and women’s university/college golfers matching the United States against a team of International players. The Palmer Cup has been played at some of the world’s greatest courses, including The Old Course at St. Andrews, The Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Baltusrol, The Honors Course, and Cherry Hills. Beginning with the 2018 matches at Evian Resort Golf Club, the Palmer Cup is the only major tournament which features men and women playing side-by-side as partners.
Since its inception, over 125 former Arnold Palmer Cup alumni have gone on to earn cards on the PGA, DP World, or LPGA Tours; 34 have represented Europe or the USA in the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup, or Solheim Cup and more than 75 have claimed over 310 victories on the PGA, DP World, or LPGA Tours, including 2022 major champions Jennifer Kupcho (The Chevron Championship) and Justin Thomas (PGA Championship). The United States leads the Palmer Cup series 13-12-1.
The Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation supports the Palmer Cup, which provides a platform for perpetuating Arnold Palmer’s commitment to youth character development and the growth of amateur/collegiate golf. For more information, please visit ArnoldPalmerCup.com.