TENNIS

Taylor Fogleman named head coach of LSU women’s tennis

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Baton Rouge, The. –Taylor Fogleman, who has helped lead the University of Texas to national championships each of the past two seasons, has been named head coach of the LSU women’s tennis program, athletic director Scott Woodward announced Monday.

Fogleman, the 2021 ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year and Louisiana native, returns to his home state after spending the past five seasons in Austin, including the last four as associate head coach. .

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“We are happy to bring Taylor home to Louisiana and confident that he will turn our women’s tennis program into annual conference and national championship contenders,” Woodward said. “As a player and coach, Taylor has performed at an elite level at every stage of his career, and he understands what it takes to bring out the best in student-athletes, in the classroom, in competition and in the game. community. . He brings to our program a championship pedigree, an exceptional record as a scout and a proven history of developing winners, on and off the field. We are delighted to welcome Taylor, Lindsey and their family to the community. USL.

“I am extremely grateful to President Tate, Scott Woodward, Stephanie Rempe, Verge Ausberry and Matt Laborde for this incredible opportunity,” Fogleman said. “I’m as humbled as I am excited that they’ve given me the position of Head Coach of Women’s Tennis at LSU. Being born and raised in the state of Louisiana, it’s been a dream come true for me and my family. Our ever-present goal at LSU will be to develop student-athletes into the best version of themselves as we pursue conference and national championships together. I can’t wait to get started. Geaux!

In Texas, Fogleman proved to be one of the brightest talents in college tennis coaching, recruiting a top class and helping turn the Longhorns into a national powerhouse. In 2020, he signed the nation’s No. 1 class, including 2022 National Singles Champion and ITA Player of the Year Peyton Stearns. Stearns, the highest-ranked player in the Class of 2020 according to Universal Tennis Ratings, was one of four top talents Fogleman signed that season, including Charlotte Chavitipon (#3 UTR), Kylie Collins (#6 ), and Malaïka Rapolu (n°8). Under Fogleman’s tutelage, Stearns finished the 2022 season 33-2.

During Fogleman’s time in Austin, the Longhorns won four consecutive Big 12 titles, in addition to the 2021 and 2022 national championships. In 2021, he helped guide Collins and Lulu Sun to the national doubles championship match, the program’s first appearance in a doubles final since 1996. Fogleman was also instrumental in the success of Bianca Turati, who reached No. 1 in the ITA rankings in 2018 and won Big 12 Player of the Year that same season. Anna Turati, sister of Bianca, would reach No. and five NCAA Individual Tournament invitations.

Prior to her time in Texas, Fogleman was an assistant women’s tennis coach at Rice (2014-2017) and Tulane (2011-2014). At Rice, Fogleman appeared in three consecutive All-American Conference Championships, the most consecutive titles in league history. In 2015, he earned Texas Area Assistant Coach of the Year honors and was a finalist for National Assistant Coach of the Year. In 2017, he signed the country’s No.1 recruit and in 2016, he landed the country’s highest-ranked transfer. At Tulane, where Fogleman received his 2014 MBA from the Freeman School of Business, Fogleman coached 10 players from all conferences, including 2014 C-USA Player of the Year Klara Vyskocliva.

A 2005 graduate of Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Fogleman became a two-time first-team All-American at the University of North Carolina, where his ranking reached No. 3 nationally in doubles and No. ° 30 in singles. A team captain in 2008-09, Fogleman reached the NCAA doubles quarterfinals in 2008 and the semifinals in 2009. He earned his communications degree from UNC in 2009. He and his wife, Lindsay, have two children, Ben and Mae.

(Released via LSU Athletics)

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