Former TCU standout Lori Tate is in her fourth season as an assistant coach at her alma mater.
Affectionately known as "CT" by current players, Tate is still referred to as "Jaws," her nickname as a player, by head coach Angie Ravaioli-Larkin.
Tate is one of the top coaches in collegiate golf. Her fire and passion for life, fitness and winning brings high energy to the Horned Frogs.
"Jaws is a tremendous asset to our program and is extremely knowledgeable with regards to the golf swing and course management," Ravaioli-Larkin said. "She has always been a loyal Frog and has now become a life-long friend and coaching confidante."
Tate, formerly Lori Sutherland, graduated from TCU in 2002. The DeSoto, Texas, native competed in 26 events in her TCU career with a scoring average of 78.0. She had four top 10 and eight top-20 finishes.
Tate received the TCU Leap Frog award for most improved golfer her freshman and sophomore seasons.
After graduation, Tate worked in private business in Fort Worth. Through the encouragement of former teammate and current LPGA Tour star Angela Stanford, Tate decided to begin a professional golf career.
Winning the 2003 Texas Women's Open served as the catalyst for Tate turning professional. She played for over two years on the Futures Tour and West Coast Golf Tour.
After her time playing professionally, Tate worked at Ridglea Golf Club as an assistant golf pro instructor.