Toby Ragland

Toby Ragland

Position:
Assistant Coach

After joining the UCF staff as an assistant coach in August 2009, Toby Ragland helped the Knights achieve immediate success. The Knights peaked at the right time during the 2009-10 campaign, claiming the Conference USA Championship title and earning a spot in the NCAA Regionals.

UCF led from wire-to-wire at the C-USA Championship in nearby Sorrento. The squad concluded the event at 6-under 858, 18 shots ahead of Rice and Southern Miss, who tied for second place. With the title, UCF received C-USA's automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals. The Knights competed in the postseason in Santee, Calif., and posted an impressive sixth place finish at the 13-team tournament.

UCF used a total team effort and hard work to achieve its success during the season. Six different Knights recorded top-10 finishes during the campaign and three different golfers garnered individual accolades from C-USA for their play. The Knights won two tournament titles during the year. In addition to taking the league crown, UCF also took first place at its home event, the Rio Pinar Invitational.

Ragland mentored two All-C-USA Second Team performers - Nuno Henriques and Brad Schneider. He also worked with Reid Martin, who was recognized by the conference when he earned all-freshman team honors.

Ragland joined head coach Bryce Wallor in Orlando after concluding an impressive collegiate career at Florida. Ragland participated in three NCAA Championships while with the Gators.

As a senior in 2008-09, Ragland tied for the team lead with 32 rounds played. He recorded a pair of top-five finishes. The Jacksonville native helped Florida advance to the NCAA Championships by tying for third at the NCAA Southwest Regional.

During the year, he took medalist honors at the Gator Invitational. After the victory, he earned Golfweek Player of the Week honors and was also recognized as the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week. Ragland also tied for third at the Golden Ocala Collegiate as a senior.

During his time in Gainesville, Ragland competed in 41 tournaments. He posted a 73.74 career stroke average and had 37 rounds of even or under par.

Ragland posted top two-10 performances as a junior. He competed in seven events and boasted a 73.35 stroke average.

His sophomore campaign was capped by a strong performance at the NCAA Championships. He tied for 29th at the event. In 2006-07, Ragland recorded two top-20 showings, highlighted by a tie for 11th at the season-opening Carpet Capital Collegiate.

Ragland played in 11 tournaments as a freshman. He began his collegiate career in style, tying for second at the Gary Koch Invitational to begin the season. The performance was one of four top-20 finishes for the rookie.

Ragland earned his bachelor's degree in community health education. As a senior, he earned All-America Scholar recognition from the Golf Coaches Association of America. He was named to the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll three times during his career.

On the amateur circuit, Ragland had some strong showings during his college career. He finished 14th at the 2007 Players Amateur and earned a spot as a second alternate for the U.S. Open regional qualifying that same year. In 2004, he qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship.

Ragland starred on the prep level for Bartram High School. In 2003, he won the Florida Class 2A state title.

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