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Buhler, WSU Standout Taryn Torgerson Hired as Assistant Golf Coach for UTSA


SAN ANTONIO, Tex. ( – UTSA head women’s golf coach Summer Batiste on Wednesday announced that she has hired Taryn Torgerson as assistant coach.

“I’m very excited to welcome Taryn Torgerson to Roadrunner Nation,” Batiste said. “Taryn has an impressive playing resumé and years of experience leading young women on the golf course and in life. I’m excited to work along her passion for the game and enthusiasm for chasing excellence.”

Torgerson comes to San Antonio from Newman University in Wichita, Kansas, where she was the Director of Golf and head coach of both the men’s and women’s programs for the past three seasons after starting her tenure as the head women’s coach in 2019.

“I am honored to receive the opportunity to join Coach Batiste’s staff at UTSA and be a part of the women’s golf program,” Torgerson said. “It is a dream come true to get back into division one coaching and help lead UTSA into a new era of being in the American Athletic Conference. I am excited for this new journey and can’t wait to start working with our student-athletes as we chase our goals this season and beyond.”

Under her leadership, Felisa Sajulga broke the program record by carding a 67 at the 2022 Newman Invitational and then eclipsed that standard after firing an 8-under 64 at the same tournament a year later. She also was honored as an All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association performer during her career.

Torgerson began her coaching career as a student assistant at her alma mater, Wichita State, in 2018-19. She also was a coach for The First Tee of Greater Wichita that same year.

A standout player for the Shockers in 2014-18, Torgerson was a two-time conference champion and six-time medalist who set six school records during her career. She collected all-conference accolades three times and was a four-time Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar.

Torgerson captured the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference individual crown to help WSU win a second straight team title. She also claimed individual medalist honors at the 2018 American Athletic Conference Tournament, which included a league-and school-record round of 64. Torgerson also set WSU standards for career stroke average (75.5), single-season stroke average (73.2), career 54-hole average (226.6) and single-season 54-hole average (219.8).

A native of Buhler, Kansas, Torgerson was inducted into her high school’s athletic hall of fame in 2022.

Torgerson earned her bachelor’s degree in sport management in 2018 and master’s degree in sport management a year later, both from Wichita State.