Chaminade names former Hawaii Pacific, Hawaii assistant Yuen head coach
HONOLULU -- Chaminade named Renee Yuen as the head coach for the Silverswords’ men’s golf program.
Yuen has an extensive background in the Hawaii golf community, having been an assistant golf professional at several of Oahu's top golf courses for the past six years, providing individual and group lessons.
She was the women's assistant golf coach at Division I Hawaii from 2010-11 and was the girls' varsity assistant golf coach at Punahou School from 2012-13. She also was the women's assistant coach at Hawaii Pacific in the program's inaugural season in 2013.
Yuen became an avid triathlete upon her return home after completing her law degree, participating in the Honolulu and Boston Marathons as well as the Kona Ironman; however, it was casual golf outings with clients that led her to compete as an amateur and professional.
She also continued to expand her professional education by attending the PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshop; the Aloha Section Teaching and Coaching Summit; and the PGA Education Conference, held in conjuction with the PGA Fall Expos.
Yuen is in the PGA PGM Apprentice Program, where she is currently pursuing intensive training that will lead her to becoming a PGA golf professional.
A Punahou graduate, Yuen earned her bachelor's degree from Smith College and her law degree from USC.
In May 2013, she graduated from the NCAA Women's Coaches Academy, which teaches women's coaches in all collegiate sports about management strategies, decision-making decisions, ethics, leadership, legal issues and communication skills.
Yuen is a trial attorney in her own private practice and was known as a litigator in all courts. She is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association and the Alliance of Women's Coaches.