John Wurzer, a successful high school coach and golf instructor for more than a decade, is in his second year as a USC men's and women's golf assistant coach in 2012-13 after two years as the golf operations director (2010-11).
Wurzer brings a wealth of golf knowledge and business experience to the Trojan Golf program. He was the head golf coach at Torrance (Calif.) High from 2000-08, where he won the 2005, 2007 and 2008 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Girls Golf Championships.
Under his leadership, Torrance became the most successful high school girl's golf program in California with 24 Top 2 finishes in CIF events (17 CIF championships and 7 CIF runner-up finishes). His teams produced 2007 LPGA Rookie of the Year Angela Park, Futures Tour players Maria Ham, Jane Rah & Jenny Shin and numerous Division I golfers.
Wurzer played collegiately at Long Beach State (1993-1997), where he posted seven top 10 tournament finishes and won the 1996 CSUN Bill Cullum Invitational. He graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Coach Education and Sport Development.
He owns Golf Excellence International Teaching Center in Manhattan Beach and has been a golf swing instructor for 11 years. John is a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Level-3 Certified Golf Fitness Instructor and a Certified Golfing Machine Instructor (GSEM). John is single and resides in Long Beach.