Jennifer Cates, sister of first-year head women's golf coach Angie Cates, joins the Bulldogs as a volunteer assistant coach. Prior to living in Fresno, Cates served as a tournament coordinator for the Pebble Beach Company in Monterey, Calif., for two years. She organized nine invitational tournaments annually, including the Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational and the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-AM.
Cates is an alumnus of Texas A&M University, where she lettered in women's golf. During her collegiate career, Cates was a two-time Academic All-American and team captain. She was a member of the 1998 Big XII Championship Team her freshman year and traveled with her team to Scotland in 1999 to compete against the Scottish Select Team.
Cates graduated in 2002 with a degree in speech communications and is currently an apprentice in the LPGA T&CP program.