Christi Cano
Golf Coach

Christi Cano is a native of San Antonio, Texas where she began her golfing career.  Prior to coming to Texas A&M-San Antonio she served the past three years as the Head Men’s & Women’s Golf Coach at the University of Houston-Victoria.  She began her collegiate coaching career in August of 2016 becoming the assistant coach at the University of Houston-Victoria. 

Cano has competed at all levels from junior golf, college, to professional.  She captured the San Antonio Women’s Amateur Championship title five times from 1999-2003 and received a full athletic scholarship to play golf at Oklahoma State University where she was an All-American in 2001.  She helped her team win three Big XII Championships from 2001-2003.  In 2003, Cano earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Oklahoma State University.

She then went on to play professional golf on the Duramed Futures Tour and then the LPGA Tour from 2005-2010.  She also qualified and competed in three US Women’s Opens in 2005, 2010 and 2013.  In 2013 she captured her first professional event winning the Texas Women’s Open.

In 2011 Cano went on to work with the Alamo City Golf Trail in San Antonio and served as Merchandiser, Membership Coordinator, Golf Course Manager, and Director of Golf Instruction.  While there she created a Women’s Golf Program, hosted junior clinics, and Get Golf Ready programs to help grow the game.  She also volunteered as Assistant Coach for the Incarnate Word HS Golf Team.

Her journey to being a collegiate golf coach has been a rather unique one.  It began at a later age than most, but that allowed her to obtain some skills and experiences that a select few have had the opportunity to achieve.  Gaining experience as a NCAA Division 1 student-athlete and her professional experiences teaching and playing on the LPGA Tour have provided her with some incredible knowledge that she has been able to pass on to her student athletes.

While at University of Houston-Victoria her teams captured six individual team titles and three individual titles. This past year her men's team won the PGA WORKS Collegiate Championships for the fourth straight year and the South Padre Island Invitational for the second straight year.  Cano’s players also racked up multiple All-Conference Academic and Champions of Character awards under her leadership. Before leaving UHV her Men’s & Women’s teams had four players named to the Aii All-Conference Teams and the men’s team was ranked No. 21 in the NAIA Men’s Golf Coaches poll which is their highest national non-preseason ranking in program history.

Other accomplishments from Cano include: 1999 San Antonio Sportswoman of the Year, One of South Texas’ Most Influential Women in Sport 2006, Inducted into the National Hispanic Sports Hall of Fame 2008, and most recently inducted into the 2016 San Antonio Independent School District Sports Hall of Fame. She most recently finished tied for eighth place at the 2019 Texas Women's Open.

Quote: “I am extremely excited to be a part of this historic time for Texas A&M-San Antonio Athletics. The opportunity to come back home to San Antonio and lead a golf program in my community is a dream come true. I am passionate about two things in life my community and coaching the next generation of collegiate golfers. To now have both I feel like I am where I was meant to be. It is not every day that you get to have your dream job twice and I am honored to be named the first Men’s Golf Coach at Texas A&M San Antonio.”