WICHITA, Kan. — Taryn Torgerson has been promoted to Newman University's Director of Golf/Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach, a new position that was created after Coach Notestine announced his retirement, athletic director Joanna Pryor officially announced. Torgerson's new position will be effective June 1, 2020.
Torgerson came to Newman after spending one season as a student assistant coach for the Wichita State University women's golf team. In her first season at Newman, Torgerson coached the team to four top 15 finishes, with a top 5 individual performance from Kate Robertson. Torgerson will be hiring an assistant that will help with both programs in all aspects.
"Newman Athletics is excited for the opportunity to bring our golf programs together under the leadership of Head Coach Taryn Torgerson," Pryor said. "Our golf programs will be able to benefit from additional coaching and a cohesive culture under Taryn."
Torgerson played all four years on the WSU women's golf team. Taryn claimed two individual conference championships with her first coming in 2016 when the Shockers were still apart of the Missouri Valley Conference, before concluding her colligate career capturing the 2018 American Athletic Conference individual title. She also helped the Shockers claim two individual conference championships in the Missouri Valley.
"I am humbled and honored to be given this opportunity to be apart of both golf programs here at Newman," Taryn said. "I am looking forward to creating a winning culture and giving student-athletes an opportunity to compete at the highest level."
A native of Buhler, Kan., Torgerson finished her masters degree in sports management from WSU in December of 2019.