Former Tennessee standout Ian Parnaby is in his first season as associate head coach for the UTSA men’s and women’s golf programs after serving as an assistant coach for two years and as a volunteer coach for three seasons.
A native of Durham, England, Parnaby has helped tutor 21 all-conference performers and helped lead the programs to a combined 35 top-five finishes, including the back-to-back Southland Conference Championships for the women in 2011-12.
During his tenure with the women, Parnaby has helped UTSA win seven tournaments, including the 2011 and 2012 Southland Conference Championships, and record 21 additional top-five finishes. The Roadrunners also have captured nine individual crowns, including a pair of Southland Conference titles by Allie Jordan (2009) and Shannon Jungman (2012). UTSA also has qualified for the NCAA Regionals the last three years, including the program’s first-ever at-large selection in 2013. He has helped tutor 15 all-conference honorees, including eight first-team selections, and a pair of Southland Golfers of the Year in Fabiola Arriaga (2012) and Paola Valerio (2011). Additionally, UTSA has collected four academic all-conference certificates and one Academic All-District selection (Valerio, 2011).
In his five-plus seasons with the men, Parnaby has helped lead UTSA to 27 top-10 finishes, including seven top-five showings. The Roadrunners captured their first team championship in 10 years by winning the 2013 Rice Intercollegiate. He also has helped tutor six all-conference performers, including two-time honoree and 2011 Southland Conference Freshman of the Year Ryan Werre, and three academic all-conference selections.
During his four-year playing career at Tennessee, he collected second-team All-Southeastern Conference laurels and was a three-time Academic All-SEC honoree. Parnaby won the prestigious Ridges Intercollegiate in 2003 and posted five top-five finishes. He also participated in the 2003 NCAA Championship in his final season. In his last two years in Knoxville, the Volunteers were ranked in the top 25 several times, including as high as No. 12 during his junior season.
After graduating from Tennessee in 2004, Parnaby turned professional a year later and spent five years playing on various professional tours around the globe, including in Asia, Europe and the United States. He then worked at Briggs Ranch Golf Club, where he discovered a passion for coaching.
Parnaby has one brother, Stuart, a professional soccer player who resides in Birmingham, England, while his parents, David and Jean, live in Durham, England.
Parnaby resides in San Antonio with his wife, Carrie, who is UTSA's head women’s golf coach, and their son, Cole.