July 7, 2014
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Tiffany Prats has been named Marshall’s new women’s golf coach, Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick announced Monday afternoon.
Prats comes to the Herd after three seasons as Maryland’s assistant coach. Prats helped lead the Terps to four team titles, an individual win and a spot in the 2012 NCAA Regionals. During her stint in College Park, Md., Prats ran the day-to-day operations of the team and handled the program’s recruiting, developing many relationships both domestically and internationally.
“We are excited to welcome Tiffany to Huntington,” Hamrick said. “She brings a wealth of experience to Marshall, both on the collegiate and professional level. Good things are ahead for our women’s golf program.”
Prior to her stint at Maryland, Prats spent two seasons at San Diego State. During her time with the Aztecs, SDSU had three team tournament victories and two individual titles. The Aztecs made back-to-back NCAA regional appearances for the first time in school history in her two seasons there.
“I would like to thank Mike Hamrick, as well as (Associate AD for Olympic Sports/Senior Woman Administrator) Beatrice Crane Banford and the search committee, for giving me this opportunity,”
Prats said. “I'm very excited about joining the Marshall family and Huntington community. I look forward to building on the program's foundation because our potential is limitless as to what we can achieve.”Prats lettered all four years at the University of Miami and spent two as a team captain, while being a member of the Hurricanes' Student-Athlete Council.
She played in 37 tournaments at Miami, logging nine individual top-10 finishes, and played with the Hurricanes in the 2004 and 2005 NCAA regionals. She graduated from Miami in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in sports administration with a minor in business.
Prats then turned professional in 2007, playing on the LPGA Futures Tour, the Royal Canadian Tour and the Suncoast Series. She also worked as an assistant golf professional at the Deering Bay Yacht and Country Club in Coral Gables, Fla.Prats was named Girls Golfer of the Decade in October 2009 by the Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, after an outstanding prep career at Williston High School. She lost only one match in high school and was a two-time all-state selection.
What They’re Saying About Tiffany Prats
Emilee Klein-Gille, Tulsa University Head Women’s Golf Coach
“I have watched Tiffany grow through the years as a coach and she truly has learned what it takes to be a top coach. I think Marshall is very lucky to have her and I expect she will take the program to new heights.”
Lela Cannon, former head coach at the University of Miami
“Tiffany is a very hard worker and extremely motivated. She will do an outstanding job and I believe will put Marshall in the top 35 in the country. She is a true competitor and will do great things in Huntington.”