Andrew Pratt recently completed his fifth season as Auburn's associate head coach in 2017-18. He joined the Tigers' staff on June 7, 2013, after spending the previous two years as head women’s coach at Tulane.
The Tigers’ 2017-18 season was a high point for Pratt as Auburn returned to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2013, tying for 15th place. Auburn also had its best finishes in the SEC Championship (T-5th) and NCAA Regional (T-3rd) in Pratt’s tenure and also posted the best team scoring average in his five seasons (293.67).
Pratt's fourth season in 2016-17 saw the Tigers rebound in a big way, improving in nearly every statistical category from the previous year and make a return trip to the NCAA Regional. Auburn players earned three individual tournament wins, the most in a season for the Tigers since 2011-12.
His second season in 2014-15 saw him help lead Auburn to a tournament title at the "Mo" Morial in September, a top-10 ranking early in the season, and a 21st consecutive NCAA Regional appearance.
In his first season on The Plains in 2013-14, he helped lead the Tigers to their 20th consecutive NCAA Regional appearance. Throughout the fall season in 2013, Pratt took over the majority of coaching duties for the Tigers while head coach Kim Evans was undergoing cancer treatment.
During his two seasons at Tulane, Pratt compiled an impressive record which includes an appearance at the 2013 NCAA Championship, appearances at both the 2012 and 2013 NCAA Regionals, the 2013 Conference USA title, 11 Top-5 finishes, 12 Top-10 finishes and being named the 2013 Conference USA Coach of the Year.
Pratt came to The Plains after guiding Tulane to one of the finest seasons in program history. He led the Green Wave to a Conference USA title, a school-best runner-up finish at the NCAA East Regionals and to a school-record ninth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Tulane posted eight Top-5 finishes in 11 tournaments, which included four runner-up showings, and completed the season ranked 13th in the final Golfstat.com poll.
Along the way, Tulane set 11 team or individual single season and career records and four golfers completed the year ranked among Golfstat.com's Top-100. For his efforts, Pratt was named the 2013 Conference USA and Louisiana Golf Coach of the Year.
Prior to his tenure at Tulane, Pratt spent three seasons as an assistant coach with Tennessee, helping the Lady Vols make three consecutive NCAA Championship appearances and win four regular season tournament titles.
Pratt's own professional experience on the links includes four years on the Nationwide Tour (2004-07) where he compiled five Top-10 finishes and came in runner-up at the 2005 Xerox Classic. Additionally, he was the 2004 and 2005 Tennessee State Open Champion, the 2004 Tennessee State Amateur Champion and appeared in the U.S. Amateur Championship (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) and the 2004 British Amateur Championship.
A native of Bartlett, Tenn., Pratt played collegiately at Tennessee from 1999-03, lettering all four years, and competed in the 2000 and 2003 NCAA Championship, earned All-SEC Second Team honors in 2002 and was named an All-American Academic three times. He received his undergraduate degree in sports management in 2004.
Pratt and his wife, Sara Buff, are the parents of two sons, Cooper and Weston, and two daughters, Grace and Charlee.