Austin Cody - Men's Golf - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Austin Cody

Assistant Coach

The 2023-24 season will be the first for Austin Cody as assistant coach at Vanderbilt.

Cody joins the Commodore program after serving as an assistant coach at Ole Miss the last three seasons, where he helped the Rebels to an NCAA Regional appearance each spring.

Last season, Cody’s efforts aided Ole Miss in winning the All-American Intercollegiate while recording a runner-up finish at the Cabo Collegiate as the Rebels would advance to match play at the SEC Championships and earn a berth in the field of the NCAA Norman Regional. Not only was it the first time since 2017 that Ole Miss moved on to match play at the SEC Championships, the Rebels set a program record for low round after posting a 268 total at the SEC Fall Match Play Championship.

In addition to ending the campaign among the top 25 in GolfStat’s final team ratings, he helped Huso Townsend earn a spot on the PING All-Southeast Region team while four different student-athletes earned SEC weekly honors.

Cody’s first season with the program saw Ole Miss record two of the top 10 rounds in the school’s record books on the way to a berth in the NCAA Stillwater Regional as Jackson Suber earned All-America and All-SEC honors after earning two individual victories. His efforts helped Suber pick up multiple All-America honors the following season as the Rebels finished 14th—the second-best result in program history—at the NCAA Championships after qualifying for the event for the first time since the 2016-17 campaign.

Prior to his arrival in Oxford, Cody was on the staff three seasons at UAB including serving as associate head coach in 2019-20. The Blazers placed first in stroke play and advanced to the final match at the Conference USA Championships his first season with the program, and would win two tournament titles the following campaign. Cody’s efforts helped UAB reach the top 25 in the national rankings for the first time in six years his final season at the school.

A four-year letterwinner at Duke from 2010-14, Cody recorded 14 top-20 results while shooting better than par on 22 occasions. As a freshman, he went 3-0-1 to help the Blue Devils claim the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship as they would place second at the ACC Championships before advancing to the semifinals of match play at the NCAA Championships. Cody also was part of a Duke squad that won the title at the ACC Championships when he was a junior.

A member of the ACC All-Academic team on three occasions, Cody earned his sociology degree from Duke in 2014 while also minoring in markets and management studies. He was named Lowcountry Golf of the Year four times, selected the region player of the year five straight seasons and received all-state recognition on seven occasions while a member of the team at Pinewood Preparatory School, winning 18 tournaments as a junior golfer highlighted by a pair of South Carolina Golf Association championships.