Coach Todd Tyni was a high school golf coach at James Monroe H.S. and Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences H.S. for both the boy’s and girl’s teams from 1989 through 2013. During his 24 years of coaching high school golf, many of Coach Tyni’s players moved on to collegiate golf at the Community College and NCAA levels. He was also appointed as the Los Angeles City Section Tournament Director for the Southern Section CIF from 2002 until 2013 as a well-respected coach within LAUSD.
He has served as an Adjunct Faculty member at Glendale College from 2009 to present teaching Beginning/Intermediate Golf and took over the reins of the Men’s Golf Team at Glendale College this year. Coach Tyni is very excited for the opportunity to coach at the this level of golf and brings many years of coaching experience to a quality program. Coach Tyni has been a teacher, Assistant Principal and Dean in LAUSD for almost 29 years and feels there is nothing more important than a quality education. As an educator in LAUSD and faculty member at Glendale College, he is very impressed with the quality educational programs, teachers, and staff at GCC. While he is the Men’s Golf Coach, he is an educator first and encourages his players to make sure they are taking care of their academic requirements toward earning their Associate of Arts degree before moving on to a four year university.
Assistant Coach Wayne Tyni has been a PGA member for 20 years and is currently the Head Professional at Van Nuys Golf Course. He has a reputation as one of the best teaching professionals in the Los Angeles area and has been the swing coach for a large number of high school golfers that have played at the collegiate level. He played his collegiate golf at California State University, Northridge and knows what it takes to succeed at that level.
Assistant Coach Danny Samson was a successful high school golfer at Reseda H.S. in the late 70s and has continued to enjoy the game of golf as a member at Porter Valley CC. He has played on the Porter Valley A flight Club team on five occasions and has helped earn two championships.