Cory Scoggin named San Diego men's coach

Cory Scoggin (left) with San Diego's Leon Knoll

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Cory Scoggin has been named San Diego men's golf coach, the university announced Monday.

Scoggin takes over for Tim Mickelson, who took a similar position with Arizona State University. This past season Scoggin completed his fourth year with the USD program as an assistant to Mickelson. He helped lead the Toreros to their first WCC championship (2008), four consecutive NCAA Regional appearances and three consecutive NCAA National Championship appearances finishing 13th in 2009, 9th in 2010 and 16th in 2011.

"We are pleased to announce Cory Scoggin as the new head coach of our golf program," said Mike Matoso, Senior Associate Director of Athletics. "Cory has been involved with the progress of the team for the last four seasons and has been instrumental in the team participating in three straight NCAA Nationals. I have no question Cory will continue what him and Coach Mickelson built together. He will continue to bring in well rounded student athletes that want to compete at the national level while receiving one of the best educations in the country."

This past season the Toreros won two tournaments and finished in the top-5 in nine of twelve events. The season was highlighted by team titles at the Wolf Pack Classic and Kauai Collegiate. The Toreros hosted the NCAA West Regional’s at The Farms Golf Club and placed third (13 teams) to advance to their third straight NCAA National Championship. Alex Ching, who will be a senior in 2011-12, was named the 2011 West Coast Conference Player of the Year. The Toreros finished the season ranked No. 24 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

Scoggin competed at Cal State San Marcos where in 2003-04 he was a First Team All-American. He owns an Associate of Applied Business Degree from the San Diego Golf Academy. He currently is a Class A member with the PGA of America.

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