[ED note: This story originally had the wrong photo as the header. #FireConnor. Just kidding]
After just 17 months on the job, USF Athletic Director Mark Harlan announced on Monday afternoon that Tiffany Prats will no longer serve as head coach of the Bulls women’s golf program.
Harlan, per a school release:
“We wish Tiffany the best in her future endeavors and are actively engaged in identifying an excellent leader for our women’s golf program. This is an amazing institution and a great program, and I am confident we will find a terrific coach to lead these young women.”
Prats was named head coach at USF in July 2016 and the news of her departure seems untimely as the Bulls spring season is scheduled to begin January 29.
A Florida native, Prats found success as both a player and coach in her previous endeavors. Named the 2003 Golfer of 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.
Before arriving at USF, Prats was part of coaching staffs at San Diego State, Maryland and accepted the head coaching position at Marshall in 2014.
Under Prats leadership, the Bulls posted a perfect 100% GSR score, finished first out of 15 schools at the Georgetown Hoya Invitational last April and placed seventh at the American Athletic Conference tournament.
In October, USF placed ninth out of 14 programs in its final tournament of the fall season for a fourth consecutive top-10 finish.
Most recently, Prats announced the signing of accomplished talent Ramya Meenakshisundaram, one of the top high school players in the country from Jacksonville.
We will keep you updated.