Continuing South Florida's trend of new hires this week, the school announced on Monday that Marshall women's golf coach Tiffany Prats will take over as the head coach of USF. This comes roughly one month after the school let go of former coach Marci Kornegay.
"I am excited to welcome Tiffany back to the state of Florida and to our Bulls family," athletic director Mark Harlan stated in the official press release. "Tiffany is driven for success, brings a terrific background in both collegiate and professional golf, and has a strong and engaging coaching philosophy. She will be an excellent leader and mentor for our student-athletes."
A native of Williston, Prats has found success as both a player and coach in all of her endeavors. Named the 2003 Golfer and the Year and eventually Golfer of the Decade by the Gainesville Sun for her accolades in high school, Prats would go on to star at the University of Miami, lettering all four years in Coral Gables while making appearances in the 2004 and 2005 NCAA regionals.
After stints in the pros with the LGPA Futures Tour, Royal Canadian Tour, and Suncoast Series, Prats began her coaching career in 2010, helping San Diego State and Maryland reach NCAA regionals as an assistant coach before landing the head coaching job at Marshall in 2014.
In Huntington, she helped her players set several school records, including low team scoring average, low individual scoring average, and highest Conference USA tournament finish in Thundering Herd history.
Considering the success of other spring sports at USF and the fact that her predecessor was let go after finishing third in conference this past season, expectations will be high for Prats right out the gate. Exactly how Mark Harlan wants it.