Jim Ragan was named head women's golf coach in December 2018. He served the previous five years as head golf coach at Unversity of California at San Diego. Ragan was assistant coach at the University of Texas from 1994-1997. He was head coach at at Vanderbilt (1997–2000) and the University of Oklahoma (2000–09). Ragan was the 2001 and 2004 NCAA Region Coach of the Year and the Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2006 at Oklahoma. He then spent four years as the owner of Golf Team Performance in Tyler, Texas before returning to collegiate coaching at UCSD in 2013. Ragan is a 1990 graduate of Mississippi State University.
2017-18 was the first year that women's golf was a conference sponsored sport for California Collegiate Athletic Association.
The California State-Monterey Bay Otters shot themselves out of contention with an opening 327 and placed 10th in the 12-team 2019 NCAA D-II West Regional at Amarillo Country Club in Amarillo, Tex. Dallas Baptist closed with 290-293 to win by four strokes over runner-up West Texas A&M and eight over third-place California State-San Marcos. Oklahoma Chistian was a shot back in fourth and grabbed the last spot to advance to the D-II Championship. Academy of Art U was fifth, missing out by four strokes. The 66-player field recorded a 77.7-stroke scoring average on the 6,436-yard, par-71 course. Conditions were windy, and a second-round lightning delay stopped play until the next day.
Isabel Carpenter (79-75-76=230) tied for 25th, and Linnea Karlsson (83-78-75=236) tied for 41st for CSUMB.
The Otters posted team scores under 300 in two of three rounds but finished well back in second at the 2019 California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championship at Morgan Run Club and Resort in Delmar, Calif. Cal State-San Marcos fired an even-par closing 284 to increase the winning margin to 21 strokes over the runner-up CSUMB Otters, Sonoma State placed third, Chico State was fourth and Cal State-East Bay fifth. The scoring average was 78.0 on the par-71, 5,902-yard course in sunny, breezy conditions.
Zoe Offeld (73-73-73=219), Linnea Karlsson (74-70-78=222), Tarin Leong (81-71-74=226) and Roni Rincon (75-81-71=227) all placed in the top 10 for Monterey Bay.
The Otters finished 10th in the 12-team 2018 NCAA D-II West Regional after taking third in the first-ever California Collegiate Athletic Asssociation (CCAA) Women's Golf Championship.
Cal State-Monterey Bay placed eighth place at the 12-team 2017 NCAA D-II West Regional. The Otters were fifth in 2012 and ninth in 2013 at the NCAA D-II West Regional.
In their seventh year of competition, Cal State-Monterey Bay women's golf became the school's first-ever team to compete in a national championship when the Otters teed it up at the 2010 D-II Championship.
The Monterey Bay Otters placed second at the at the 2010 NCAA D-II West Regional Championship. They were seventh at the 2009 Regional.