Parsons named Women's Golf assistant coach
AUSTIN, Texas -- Tracy Parsons, a former Vanderbilt University assistant women's golf coach, has been hired as assistant women's golf coach at The University of Texas. The announcement was made Thursday by UT head women's golf coach Martha Richards, who took over the helm of the Texas program earlier this month.
"Tracy is a tremendous addition to our coaching staff," Richards said. "Having worked with her for three-and-a-half years at Vanderbilt, she and I have a great rapport with one another, and I know she will make a big impact here at Texas. Tracy has a great eye for identifying talent, and she will be a big part of our success."
Parsons served as Richards' assistant coach at Vanderbilt for three seasons, beginning in the fall of 2004, and played several key roles. Serving as recruiting coordinator, Parsons was instrumental in the planning and coordinating of "Commodore Golf Day", the annual fundraiser for the Vanderbilt men's and women's golf programs.
Parsons also led organizational efforts for Vanderbilt golf events, including the team's annual Mason Rudolph Women's Championship and the 2006 Southeastern Conference Women's Golf Championship at the Vanderbilt Legends Club.
Prior to her stint at Vanderbilt, Parsons served as a graduate assistant at her alma mater Belmont University for the 2003-04 season. Before launching her coaching career, Parsons was the program director for the Tennessee Golf Foundation where she instituted programs to beginning junior golfers and oversaw the planning of junior tournaments.
Parsons played collegiate golf at Western Kentucky University from 2000-01 and at Belmont from 2002-03. She earned a bachelor's degree in English in 2002 and a Master of Education in sport administration in 2003.