Gary Hilton was named Tampa head golf coach in August 2019. He served the previous three yeas as head coach at Albany State University. Prior to ASU, Hilton led the Darton State College men's golf program from 2013-2016. He is a former Darton State player (2000-2002).
The Tampa Spartans shot under 300 in one of three rounds and placed 10th in the 2019 Sunshine State Conference (SSC) Championship at Lake Jovita Golf Club in Dade City, Fla. Barry shot under par each round and took the title by six strokes over runner-up Lynn. Nova Southeastern claimed third and Florida Southern was fourth. The 11-team, 55-player field recorded a 74.6 scoring average for three rounds on the 7,097-yard, par-72 course. 35 sub-par rounds were posted.
Robert Montagnino (78-76-71=225) and Jacques Celestino (74-69-83=226) tied for 27th to lead Tampa.
The Spartans placed 10th in 2018, eighth in the 2017, 2016 and 2015 in the SSC Championship. They were ninth in 2014.
The Spartans placed ninth in 2012 and eighth in 2013 at the SSC Championship.
Tampa won NCAA Division II championships in 1987 and 1988.