Coach Parks has been the head coach for the Men’s Team since 2000. She is a lifetime member of the LPGA having joined the Ladies Tour in 1972. Louise Bruce Parks won the Junior World twice and was ranked 4th in the country by the USGA. She was ranked the Junior Golfer of the year by the San Diego County Junior Golf Association four years in a row. Coach Parks played internationally in Mexico, Canada, England, Scotland, Australia, Japan and Malaysia. Her best finish was 3rd and most memorable a 6th place in the US Open.
After leaving the Tour and having her two children, Elizabeth and Nelson, she was on staff at the San Diego Golf Academy. The San Diego Golf Academy is an accredited school where she taught Methods of Teaching, Short Game and Golf Fundamentals
Coach Parks is very proud to be a part of her former players’ academic and athletic successes; see: Cuyamaca Alumni.
Golf runs in Coach Parks family. Her grandmother, Margaret McGillvary Bruce, won a woman’s golf tournament in 1924 in Scotland! Her experience and vast expertise lies in short-game, scoring, mental strength, and focus. Coach Parks notes, “All of my players have improved in scoring and have become better players”. Ultimately, Coach Parks puts the importance of getting a four year degree and finding a Major that will be satisfying first.