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Chris Riley
Chris  Riley

Head Coach (1st Year)


Toreros Host WCC Championships

San Diego ready to take on WCC opponents, challenging course


Hankamer Breaks Through

After a slow start to 2018, sophomore bursts to top of field


Coach Riley and Golf Team Begin Spring Season

Toreros play host to USD Intercollegiate Feb. 12-13 at The Farms Golf Club


Toreros competing at Alister MacKenzie Invitational

Tyler Gulliksen top Torero with one round to go


Toreros heading to Alister MacKenzie Invitational

Two-day event to be held at Meadow Club in Fairfax, California

The University of San Diego introduced Chris Riley as its new head men's golf coach June 23, 2017.

"Growing up, loving and learning the game of golf here in San Diego, I'm thrilled with the opportunity to join USD and lead the men's golf team," Riley said. "My goal is to graduate fine young men, win championships and make an impact in the community."

"I am very excited to announce the hiring of Chris Riley as our head men's golf coach," Executive Director of Athletics Bill McGillis said. "While his pedigree as a collegiate and professional golfer is unmatched amongst college coaches and will certainly be a tremendous asset for current and future Toreros, it is his values system, humble nature, kindness and unbridled joy for life that made him one of the most popular players on tour and makes him the right man to lead our program at the University of San Diego. There simply could not be a better role model and mentor for young men playing college golf today."

Riley competed in over 330 PGA Tour events in 13 seasons and was a member of the 2004 Ryder Cup for Team USA. A San Diego native and resident, Riley served as a volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater, UNLV, the past two seasons. He becomes the Toreros' seventh head coach in program history.

Riley turned pro in 1996 and became a member of the PGA Tour in 1999 after spending time on the Tour. He reached a world ranking as high as No. 21 and captured two tournament wins as a professional, including the 2002 PGA Tour Barracuda Championship.

"Having enjoyed a distinguished career in professional golf, including playing in all four majors, winning on the PGA Tour and representing the United States in the Ryder Cup, Chris brings to USD, and the young men in our program, the experience, knowledge and expertise -- gained on the golfing world's largest stage -- that will undoubtedly elevate their games, but, more importantly, prepare them for life," McGillis added. "We've hired a winner and wonderful man in Chris Riley, and I believe a rise to national prominence is on the horizon for our men's golf program."

In his career, Riley finished second four times, in the top-ten 33 times and in the top-25 on 88 occasions. He played in 16 major championships with a best finish of third place in the 2002 PGA Championship.

Riley attended UNLV (1992-96) where he became the school's first four-time All-American in any sport, leaving the storied program as one of its greatest golfers ever.

While at UNLV, he won four tournaments, placed in the top-20 in 45 of his 59 career college tournaments (76 percent) and was top-five 21 times (36 percent). In his senior year as team captain, Riley helped the Rebels finish second in the nation at the 1996 NCAA Golf Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Riley graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications in 1996 and was inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006. He also is in the Southern Nevada Golf Hall of Fame (2004) and the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame (2014).

Riley lives in Point Loma with his wife Michelle and their two daughters, Taylor and Rose.

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Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
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