Rachel Hyde will be in her fifth season as an head women's golf coach and third as the head men's golf coach at Thomas More University during the 2019-20 academic year. She will also be in her third year as the administrative assistant in the University's athletic department.
In just her second season (2016-17), Brown Hyde guided the Saints to their first-ever Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship and first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III National Championship, while being named PAC Coach of the Year. The Saints finished 22nd in the nation at the NCAA Championship.
Proir to being named the head women's coach, Brown Hyde spent the 2014-15 academic year as Thomas More’s assistant women’s golf coach under then head coach Drew Cooper.
Hyde, who is a 2013 graduate of Northern Kentucky University, was a four-year letter winner for the Norse and was the team’s No. 1 golfer her last three seasons. She graduated, ranked sixth in program history in career scoring average, fourth in rounds played, fourth in counting scores and fifth in birdies. Brown was a two-time regional qualifier and made the NKU All-Academic Team in 2013.
Brown Hyde was the 2012-13 co-president of the NKU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and won the Ms. Norse Award, which goes to a senior student-athlete, who not only excels on the playing field, but also has to do well in the classroom and be active in the community. She was one of four NKU student-athletes to receive the Career Service Award, which is chosen from among seniors in the cheerleading or student athletic training programs, as well as student employees in the athletic department who have provided integral service to the athletics department. The award is based upon academic excellence, service contribution, character and leadership.
Hyde and her husband Patrick reside in Southgate, Kentucky.