Meet Our Coach
Head Coach: Erin Lisch
Attended Palmetto High School: 2006-2010
4- Year Varsity Starter Golf
4- Year MVP
4-Year Varsity Starter Tennis
Tennis District Champion 2008, 2009
Tennis Regional Champion 2008
2- Year MVP
Golden Herald Award Honorable Mention for Sports in 2010
Florida State University: 2010-2014
Mass Communications & Sports Management
FSU Seminole Golf Course Employee
ESPNU Campus Connection Contributor
Fox Sunsports - Seminole Sports Magazine Reporter
Broadcaster Career 2014-2019
ABC, CBS, FOX affiliate Reporter
Associated Press Winner & Emmy Nominee
Sports coverage including: FSU, UF, UM, FAMU, NDSU, Pacers, Fever, Colts, Indianapolis 500, Indy Grand Prix
2021-22 Varsity Golf Team
Tabitha Hanely named 2021 H-T's Athlete of the Year for Girls Golf and made the H-T's All Area Girls Golf Team!
TABITHA HANELY, Parrish Community School, senior
She finished in a tie for sixth at the Class 2A state meet with a score of 74-76-150, tied for sixth (78) at the region meet and won the district meet with a 75.
2020-21 PCHS Girls Golf
Parrish Community Student First in School History to Advance to Golf State Tournament
A little more than a year after opening its doors to students, the trophy cases at Parrish Community High School remain empty, but that could change soon.
When Parrish golf coach Erin Lisch first saw Tabitha Hanely swing a club, she knew she hit the jackpot.
Hanely has been playing golf competitively for about two and a half years. In that short time, she has developed a knack for hitting big shots.
It’s a trait that earned her a special nickname from her head coach and teammates.
“We call her clutch for a reason because she goes under pressure and she can handle it. A lot of people can’t, but she can on the course,” Lisch said.
Hanely’s calm demeanor was on full display during last month’s regional meet. The 17-year-old sank a 21 foot putt on her final hole to clinch a spot in the state tournament.
“When I sunk that putt, I completely lost it, I thought I was going to pass out. Just because my goal this year was to go to states and I made it, it was amazing,” Hanely said.
“She got on the green, her chip wasn’t the best so she was up there for that 20 foot something putt and I’m watching it. Then she starts walking and following it and I’m like, it’s not even there yet. And it sinks and I said ‘oh my god’ and then collapsed on the ground,” Lisch added.
That putt not only helped Hanely qualify for state, it also marked a first for Parrish Community High School.
“It’s the first student ever in our school’s history to advance to state so kind of neat to see her make that little step in Parrish Community’s history,” Lisch said.
Hanely said “It’s a great feeling to be the first at something. If there was any school I wanted to represent, I want it to be Parrish because it’s just one of the best high school experiences I’ve ever had all because of coach Erin and the girls on the team.”
BY KENNY MORALES MANATEE COUNTY
PUBLISHED 7:31 AM ET NOV. 14, 2020