Coach Billy Tuten is entering his 1st full season at UST, following a 10 year stint at St. Thomas HS in Houston (2006-2016). Last season, he led the Women’s team to the Red River Athletic Conference Championship, played at Waterchase GC in Arlington, Texas with the Men’s team finishing T-2nd.
Coach Tuten has an extensive golf background, having played on the golf team at the University of Houston (1979-1983), twice being named an All-American, and was a playing member of the 1982 NCAA Championship Golf team. He was also a member of the victorious 1983 Walker Cup Team. Coach Tuten played in the 1984 Masters as an amateur, and then turned professional in May of 1984. Coach Tuten’s time as a pro included playing on the PGA Tour (1989-1991), and competing in 3 U.S. Opens (1990,1991&1993’). He won 25 professional mini-tour events on various tours. Tuten also spent 12 years as a golf instructor in addition to playing full time.
Coach Tuten and his wife, Holly, have two children, Blakely and Will.