Nate Parrish enters his fifth season as the head men's golf coach and fourth as women's head golf coach.
Prior to coaching the Sewanee Tigers, Parrish ran several businesses in the Nashville area. While in private business, Coach Parrish was an assistant volunteer coach at the Ensworth School in Nashville. Several high school players coach Parrish worked with moved on to both NCAA Division I and Division III collegiate programs.
Since becoming Sewanee’s head coach both the men and women’s team have had great success. The men’s team finished the 2016-17 season ranked 18th in Division III by Golfstat, the highest ranking by the Sewanee tigers since the inception into NCAA Division III.
The women have had their greatest success under Coach Parrish in school history. The Lady Tigers finished the 2016-17 season ranked 7th in the country, including winning the SAA Conference Championship in April.
Parrish earned national recognition in 2016 as the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Golf Pride Grips National Coach of the Year.
“We are building both a men’s and women’s program that Sewanee can be proud of," said Parrish. “With our on-campus golf course and practice facility, Sewanee’s golf program is a place where you can get a world class education and continue to grow as a golfer."
A lifelong Tennessean, Parrish is married to Nancy Parrish and they have 4 children. Nate, Jr. (27), Cole (25), Elizabeth (21) and Corinne (18). Cole (C'15), Elizabeth (C'19) and Corinne (C'21) are all attending or have graduated from The University of the South.