Tamlyn Tills, the Forester women's golf team's head coach during the varsity program's first three seasons, will serve as associate head coach in 2017-18. It will be her seventh year working with golfers at the collegiate level.
The Foresters improved each year with Tills as their head coach. After placing fifth at the Midwest Conference Championships as a first-year program in 2014, Lake Forest climbed a spot in the standings to fourth in 2015 and moved up another place to third in 2016. As a team the Foresters improved by nearly 30 shots per round in 2015-16 and scores dropped another 7.5 strokes per round in 2016-17. The team had a top-five finisher at the MWC Championships in each of Tills' three seasons as head coach.
The Foresters have also been successful in the classroom with seven Academic All-MWC selections in the last three years.
Tills was the head women's golf coach at Loras College from 1999-2002. The Duhawks finished as high as third in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings and in the top half of the league in each of Tills' three years as head coach. A pair of Loras players earned a combined three All-IIAC honors under her direction.
Upon joining the Forester staff as the head women's basketball coach in 2008, Tills also took over as the advisor and head coach of the golf team, which competed under club sport status until 2014. She has won 230 games as a collegiate basketball coach, including 94 with the Foresters.
Before coming the Lake Forest, Tills was the head women's basketball coach at Concordia University Chicago, Loras College, and Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was also an NCAA Division I assistant coach at Marquette University and California State University-Fullerton and worked in the front office of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.
Her coaching career began at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she was the athletic director and volleyball and basketball coach.
Tills was also a successful collegiate athlete and is a member of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Hall of Fame.
She resides in nearby Libertyville.