2016 Men's Golf Coaches
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Philip Tate
Head Coach - 3rd Season

Philip Tate begins his first season with the University of St. Thomas golf team as the Celts’ new head coach.  Most recently, Tate served as assistant golf coach at Texas State University.

For ten years Coach Tate developed his teaching ability at Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth. There he worked with players on the TCU women’s team and developed a successful junior program which saw several players move on to play college golf.

Coach Tate was a four-year letterman, two-time Academic All American at Texas Tech University and competed in 32 NCAA events. He also played on the 1996 Southwest Conference Championship winning team.  At Texas Tech he earned his Bachelor’s degree with a major in Public Relations and minor in Marketing.

Tate also brings professional playing experience to St. Thomas having spent several years competing on the North Atlantic and Tight Lies Tours.