DeLAND, Fla. (gohatters.com) – After conducting a national search for the new head women's golf coach for the Stetson program, Teresa Brown has been selected to lead the program.
Brown, who served as a volunteer assistant with the Stetson program during the 2021-22 season, begins her duties immediately.
"We had a great field of applicants for our women's golf head coach position and we spoke with candidates from across the country," Hatters Associate Director of Athletics Ricky Hazel said. "As we worked through the search, it became increasingly apparent to members of the search committee the best candidate for our program at this time was right in our backyard."
Brown joined the Stetson women's golf program last summer as a volunteer assistant coach and she immediately made a strong impression on the members of the team with her golf knowledge and teaching ability. She assisted with all aspects of the program including planning and conducting daily practice sessions, assisting players with golf course management during events as well as coordinating fundraising efforts and installing a communications program with alumni and supporters of the program.
"It is an honor to be named the head women's golf coach at Stetson University," Brown said. "I am grateful to Director of Athletics Jeff Altier and Ricky Hazel for giving me this opportunity to lead this special group of athletes.
"Stetson University is an amazing place and I look forward to pursuing excellence with the most outstanding student-athletes and staff in college athletics. Lastly, I would like to thank Coach Danielle Shelburne for her years of dedication and leadership to this program."
Brown is a native of Orlando where she helped Dr. Phillips High School to a state title. She went on to play collegiate golf at the University of Mississippi where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 2001. She was a four-year letter winner for the Rebels and went to work at The Golf Channel following graduation where she worked as a consumer marketing coordinator.
Her career in golf has included time as Director of Marketing at the Hunter's Creek Golf Course, as Conference Sales Manager at Bay Hill and as girls golf coach at Windermere High School.
Brown earned a Master's degree College Student Affairs from Nova Southeastern University in 2016 while she was working at UCF as Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Welfare and Development. She went on to spend five years at Mid-Florida Technical College as an English Instructor for non-native English-speaking students. She also served as Language Arts instructor for Orange County Public Schools from 2008-14.
She is certified as a Level I instructor by the Titleist Performance Institute and holds a Florida Teaching Certificate.
Brown has a daughter, McKayla Vincent, who is a sophomore middle blocker on the volleyball team at the University of Miami. She resides in New Smyrna Beach with her Labrador Retriever Val and a cat named Cooper.
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