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Jared Baszler
    Jared Baszler (pronounced BAYZ-ler) enters his 11th season as head coach of both the men’s and women’s golf teams at South Dakota State University.             
    After coaching on a part-time basis for five years, Baszler was promoted to a full-time position Aug. 5, 2008.
    During his tenure, Baszler helped guide Trent Peterson to numerous athletic and academic honors. Peterson was named to the 2008-09 PING All-Central Region Team and to the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America. He was also the 2009 Summit League Golfer of the Year, first team all-league and honored as a ESPN The Magazine Men’s Academic All-American. He picked up second team all-league honors in 2008.
    Current Jackrabbit Hudson Carpenter has also benefited under Baszler, earning first team All-Summit League honors in 2012 and second team accolades in 2013. Academically, the senior was named to the Golf Coaches Association of America All-Academic Team last year.
    On the women’s side, Baszler tutored Hilary Gerster, who was named the 2008 Summit League Newcomer of the Year. He additionally guided Morgan Fitts to first team all-league honors and all-tournament accolades in 2013 and all-league honors in 2012.
    Baszler has taken the Jackrabbit golf program to new heights in recent years with the addition of two home tournaments to the schedule and a, $85,000 indoor golfing room.
    The Jackrabbit Invitational started in 2010 at the Primm Valley Golf Club in Primm, Nev. Comprised of two courses, the venue has been perfect for the Jacks and other schools in the northern part of the U.S. looking for an early spring tournament.
    A new addition to the schedule in 2012 was the Jackrabbit Fall Invitational, which became the first NCAA Division I golf event ever held in South Dakota. The field consisted of state and regional schools.
    Baszler was also involved in getting a putting and chipping area in the indoor golf room completed in the winter of 2012-13. Installed by SynLawn, the green is 48 x 20 feet and takes up most of the indoor facility.
    The other phase of the indoor facility came in March 2013. The Foresight Sports golf simulator system features a launch monitor, a portable black box which can be used indoors or on a course. The monitor tracks club head speed, carry distance, angle of attack, ball spin, etc. It keeps data for every swing for every golfer and used for later analysis—pretty much like watching game film for golfers.
    The updates to the indoor facilities have helped usher in a new era for SDSU golf. Instead of being shut down during the cold winter months, golfers now have access to a variety of courses and a driving range even while the snow piles up outside.    
    Baszler earned Midwest Conference medalist honors twice (1999 and 2002) during his collegiate playing career at Grinnell College (Iowa). He also earned team most valuable player honors three times (1999, 2000 and 2002), before earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science in 2002.  
    Baszler and his wife, Ashley, have a son, Jack, born in 2011.