Women's Golf Coaching Staff
- 16th year as Head Women's Golf Coach at Dodge City Community College
- Hometown: Washington, DC
- High School: Eastern High,1971
- College: Prince George's Community College 1977, University of Kansas,1979
This will be Coach Ed Bethea 16th season as the women’s head coach at Dodge City Community College. Coach Bethea began his career in golf as assistant PGA professional at Alvamar Golf and Country Club and Orchard executive Golf Course in Lawrence, Kansas under Head Professional Jerry Wilhite. He then moved to Phoenix, Arizona and served as an assistant to Gary Yost at University Driving Range before he joined the NGA Arizona Fall mini-tour Series 1981-82 and Spring NGA Texas mini-tour 1982. From 1983-85 he worked at LB Houston Golf course in Dallas, Texas under head Professional Mickey Carey and Leonard Jones at driving range and cart barn.
Coach Bethea’s final PGA assignment was 3rd assistant at Lake Arbor Golf &Country Club Mitchellville, Maryland for The American Golf Corporation and under Head Professional James Custer 1986-87. His duties were pro shop, carts, and range. Also gave lessons along with other assistants
In 1993 he assisted Jim Maple who was the Head Golf coach at Dodge City High School later that year coach Bethea became the head men’s and women’s golf coach at Cimarron High school from 1993 to 1995. From 1999 to present he has been the Head Women’s Golf Coach at Dodge City Community College. The women’s program has seven Region 6 championships, six KJCCC titles, five NJCAA National Tournament All-Americans, and 28 athletes to receive All-Region 6 player awards. There have been ten players from the program to move on to various four year women’s golf programs D1 to NAIA.