Taylor Fogleman, who helped lead the University of Texas to national championships each of the past two seasons and is a native of New Orleans, has been named the head coach of the LSU women’s tennis program, athletics director Scott Woodward announced Monday.
Fogleman, the 2021 ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year, returns to his home state after spending the last five seasons at Texas, including the last four as associate head coach.
“I am extremely grateful to President Tate, Scott Woodward, Stephanie Rempe, Verge Ausberry, and Matt Laborde for this incredible opportunity,” Fogleman said. “I am as much humbled as excited that they have entrusted me as head women’s tennis coach at LSU. Being born and raised in the state of Louisiana, this is a dream come true for me and my family. Our ever-present goal at LSU will be to develop student-athletes to become the best version of themselves as we pursue conference and national championships together. I cannot wait to get started.”
At Texas, Fogleman helped recruit a top-ranked class and helped transform the Longhorns into a national powerhouse. In 2020, he recruited the No. 1 class in the country, including 2022 singles national champion and ITA Player of the Year Peyton Stearns.
Stearns, the top-ranked player in the 2020 class according to the Universal Tennis Ratings, was one of four top-10 talents Fogleman signed that season, including Charlotte Chavitipon (No. 3 UTR), Kylie Collins (No. 6), and Malaika Rapolu (No. 8). Under Fogleman’s tutelage, Stearns finished the 2022 season 33-2.
During Fogleman’s time in Austin, the Longhorns won four-straight Big 12 titles, in addition to the 2021 and 2022 national championships. In 2021, he helped guide Collins and Lulu Sun to the doubles national championship match.
Fogleman was also instrumental in the success of Bianca Turati, who reached No. 1 in the ITA Rankings in 2018 and earned Big 12 Player of the Year that same season. Anna Turati, Bianca’s sister, would reach No. 2 in the ITA ratings in 2019. Together, the Turati sisters earned six First Team All-Big 12 selections, one Big 12 Freshman of the Year award, two All-American honors, and five invitations to the NCAA Individual Tournament.
Fogleman also served as assistant women’s tennis coach at Rice (2014-2017) and Tulane (2011-2014).
He’s a 2005 graduate of Jesuit in New Orleans that went on to become a two-time first-team All-American at the University of North Carolina, reaching as high as No. 3 nationally in doubles and No. 30 in singles.
A team captain in 2008-09, Fogleman reached the NCAA doubles quarterfinals in 2008 and the semifinals in 2009. He earned his degree in communications from UNC in 2009. He and his wife, Lindsay, have two children, Ben and Mae.