Lorraine Ballerano enters her second year as Georgia State's assistant women's golf coach after joining head coach Cathy Mant's staff in July 2011.
Ballerano came to GSU as a former member of the Duramed Futures Tour from 2007-2009 and a four-year letterwinner in women's golf for North Carolina State University.
Ballerano is currently a Class B member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals Division.
Playing for the Wolfpack from 2002-06, Ballerano registered four top 10 finishes, including a tie for third at the 2006 Papa John's Intercollegiate that helped lead the team to a first place finish. Ballerano also competed in three NCAA Regional Championships. Academically, Ballerano was an NC State Caterpillar Scholar-Athlete recipient, a two-year member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was named to the Dean's List and Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll.
While playing collegiately, Ballerano also enjoyed success as an amateur. Her accomplishments included a top 16 finish at the 2005 U.S. Women's Amateur at Ansley Settindown Creek, two quarterfinal appearances at the Southern Amateur and a semi-finalist effort at the 2005 Carolina Women's Amateur.
During her time spent playing on the Futures Tour, Ballerano was a member of the tour's Player Promo team, coordinating various junior and corporate clinics, television appearances and other events on behalf of the tour. She also garnered work experience volunteering with the Myrtle Beach area First Tee and the South Carolina Junior Golf Association.
Ballerano graduated from North Carolina State University in 2006 with a bachelor of science degree in business finance. Although born in West Islip, N.Y., Ballerano claims Myrtle Beach, S.C., as her hometown since moving to the popular golfing town at the age of four.