O.D. Vincent is in his second year as Executive Director of the PGA TOUR Northern Trust Open. Vincent is responsible for all aspects of this historic event including title sponsor relations, on-site revenue, event operations, charitable giving and community impact.
Most recently, Vincent served as Senior Associate Athletic Director at the University of Washington. His responsibilities included program oversight of football, men’s and women’s rowing, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s golf as well as marketing, communications, creative development and corporate sponsorship. During his tenure, Vincent managed over $30 million of the annual budget and the $250 million dollar renovation of Husky Stadium opening August, 2013.
For 13 seasons, Vincent served as Head Men’s golf Coach at the University of Washington, UCLA and Duke University. He coached 30 individual medalists, 35 team champions, 11 All-Americans, four academic All-Americans, two Conference Championship teams, two NCAA Regional titles, and five NCAA top-10 team finishes. Vincent was named Conference Coach of the Year three times, twice honored as NCAA District Coach of the Year, and the 1999 recipient of the Dave Williams National Coach of the Year.
Vincent had a distinguished playing career as a three time collegiate medalist including the Pac-10 Conference Championship. He was both a prep and NCAA All-American and played professionally on the PGA European Tour. Vincent is enshrined in both the Palm Springs High School (2014) and the University of Washington (2012) Hall of Fame.
Vincent is married to the former Jana Ellis, an All-American swimmer at the University of Florida. They have two children, daughter Prada (12) and son Phar (8).
Below, see Vincen's description of his presentation "Coach your boss like you coach your team"
"The goal of our time together is to discuss the challenges and potential complexities of managing your boss. Having spent time as both coach and administrator, I hope to share insight that helps you be more effective and successful with this key relationship. Coach your boss like you coach your team; lead - inspire - and enjoy!"