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USF hires Tiffany Prats as women's golf coach



USF has tabbed former Marshall coach Tiffany Prats to lead its women's golf program, the school announced Monday afternoon.

Prats, a native of Williston, Fla., and former University of Miami golfer, replaces Marci Kornegay, who was let go last month after nine seasons at the helm.

"I am excited to welcome Tiffany back to the state of Florida and to our Bulls family," USF athletic director Mark Harlan said in a statement. "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."

Prats comes to the Bulls after two years at Marshall, where she guided the Thundering Herd to several school records, including the best Conference USA Championship team and individual scoring totals in program history in 2015.

Prior to leading Marshall, Prats served as an assistant at Maryland, helping lead the Terrapins to the NCAA Regional Tournament in 2012 for the fourth time ever. She was also an assistant at San Diego State in 2010-11.

At Miami, Prats played in 37 tournaments with nine individual top-10 finishes. She also served as a team captain for two years before turning pro in 2007 and playing on the LPGA Futures Tour.

Prats will be tasked with getting the Bulls back on a consistent track.

Under Kornegay, a two-time Big East coach of the year, USF reached an NCAA Regional twice and won the conference title in 2012. But in the past three years, it hasn't advanced out of the American Athletic Conference tournament as a team, finishing third last season, fourth in 2015 and fifth in 2014.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:07am]


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