Tyler Goulding, a four-year letterman at the Air Force Academy who has professional golf experience and for the past six years has served in the United States Air Force, is in his third year as the USC men's golf assistant coach.
Goulding helped guide USC to a program-best NCAA runner-up finish during a 2014-15 season in which the Trojans won three times. USC’s three regular-season wins were among eight top 3 finishes and featured 2015 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Sean Crocker and All-Pac-12 first teamers sophomore Rico Hoey and Crocker. The pair also earned PING All-West Region honors. After qualifying for the second NCAAs in a row with Goulding, USC advanced to the NCAA final field of 30 teams with a third-place finish at the NCAA Bremerton Regional. Troy then earned a spot in the eight-team match final with a fifth in the NCAA Championships stroke play tournament and next defeated Texas and Illinois before falling to LSU in the NCAA final.
USC won one tournament in 2013-14 and advanced to the NCAA Championships after a tie for fourth at the Sugar Grove Regional. The Trojans, featuring All-Americans Hoey and Anthony Paolucci, finished 30th at the NCAAs.
Goulding served the previous three years (2010-13) as a contract negotiator for the Air Force, working on defense space systems such as an $8.8 billion satellite constellation that provided advanced missile warnings.
Also during that time, Goulding was deployed to Iraq for 7 months where he served as a Contracting Officer in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, awarding contracts for a variety of major training missions. From 2007-10, Goulding was stationed in Albuquerque, New Mexico as an Air Force contract manager.
Also in 2013, Goulding played on the eGolf Professional Golf Tour and has also competed in a handful of mini tours since 2007.
Goulding did not miss an event in four years competing for Air Force (2003-07), posted 15 top-10 finishes and was the Falcons' top finisher in more than 25 events. He fired a career-best 209 in the Ron Moore Invite during his senior year, one better than his 210 as a junior at the 2006 PING Golf Cougar Classic.
He twice posted a personal-best 66, once at the 2005 BYU Cougar Classic and again at the 2006 Wolf Pack Classic as a senior. He won the 2004 Troy Invitational during the fall of his sophomore year with a score of 215 and finished second in the 2006 Service Academy Golf Classic. A steady performer, he finished with a stroke average of 72.8 as a senior, 73.0 as a junior and 72.9 as sophomore.
He graduated from the Air Force Academy with a degree in Systems Engineering Management in 2007 and earned a Master's of Business Administration from Colorado State in 2010.