Assistant Coach Shannon Arnett
Full name: Shannon Leigh Fisher-Arnett
Shannon Arnett, a former TCU standout, is in her fourth season as the women's assistant golf coach at The University of Texas. Since her arrival at UT, the Horns have finished in the top six at the NCAA Tournament, including back-to-back top-three finishes in (2002-03)
Arnett handles many of the day-to-day team for the Longhorns' golf team, including recruiting, planning daily practice sessions and coordinating all travel plans.
Arnett was a four-year letterwinner at TCU (1995-99), where she led the Horned Frogs to two appearances at the NCAA Championships in 1997 and 1999.
Before coming to Texas, Arnett taught golf professionally at the Austin Golf Club, where she served as the office manager and assistant golf professional. In 1999, she earned an exemption to compete on the SBC Futures Professional Golf Tour.
Since arriving at UT, Arnett has helped head coach Susan Watkins lead the team to consecutive top-six finishes at the NCAA Championship. In 2002, in her first season, the Horns tied for second at the national championships, before following that with a third-place showing in 2003. Last season, the team surged to a tie for sixth at NCAA's. Arnett has also helped tutor and mentor two All-Americans at Texas, including Jessica Reese (2003) and two-time honoree Janice Olivencia (2002-03).
"Shannon has got a reputation as a great teacher," explained Watkins. "When she goes one-on-one with the players, they are definitely receiving experienced insight into the game of golf. I really enjoy the relationship we have because, just as I am mentoring her to be a coach, I'm still learning from her, which says a lot about Shannon."
Arnett, a native of Austin, Texas, earned her bachelor's degree from TCU in 1999 with a major in psychology and a minor in speech communications. She also was an Academic All-WAC selection and a Dean's List student at TCU.
Formerly Shannon Fisher, Arnett and her husband, Rick, reside in Cedar Park, Texas.