Tulane women's golf coach Andrew Pratt resigns

Tulane golf coach Andrew Pratt and Green Wave golfer Gemma Dryburgh. (Photo courtesy of Tulane athletics.)
Tulane golf coach Andrew Pratt and Green Wave golfer Gemma Dryburgh. (Photo courtesy of Tulane athletics.)
By Advocate news services

Andrew Pratt has resigned as the head women's golf coach at Tulane and is expected to be named the associated head golf coach at Auburn University.

Pratt was named the fourth head women's golf coach at Tulane on August 26, 2011, and led the Green Wave to a Conference USA title, two NCAA Regional appearances and to the NCAA Championships. Tulane also logged a combined 13 Top-10 Finishes, including 11 in the Top-5, while 13 golfers received All-Conference USA honors and nine were tabbed to the All C-USA Academic squad.

This past season, he guided the Wave to one of the finest seasons in the history of the program. The team won the Conference USA Championship, advanced to the NCAA East Regional, where it produced a school-best second place finish, and posted a school-record ninth place finish at the NCAA Championships. Tulane completed the season ranked 13th in the final Golfstat.com national rankings, while four golfers ranked among the Top-100.

For his effort, he was named the 2013 Conference USA and Louisiana Coach of the Year. Pratt led the Green Wave to the NCAA East Regionals during his rookie season.
"We appreciate Andrew's efforts and wish him well in the future," Tulane Director of Athletics Rick Dickson said.

"I would like to thank Rick Dickson and Sue Bower for the opportunity and support they gave me during my two years as Tulane's head women's golf coach," Pratt said. "I would also like to thank my assistant coach Linn Gustafsson and our players for all their dedication and hard work and congratulate them on their outstanding season this past year. This group of Tulane golfers is one of the finest collegiate teams I have ever been associated with and I will miss them greatly. The Tulane golf program is one of the best in the country and it was my honor to serve as the head coach for the past two years."

Dickson indicated a national search for a head women's golf coach will commence immediately.