Buhler's Torgerson steps down as basketball coach

By Steve Sell
May 01, 2014

BUHLER — Buhler High School is looking for a new girls basketball coach.

Longtime coach Brennan Torgerson has announced his resignation, but will stay on to teach journalism and coach both Crusader golf programs.

A graduate of the Lindsborg school system, Torgerson coached the Crusaders for nine years, going 118-76. He also spent 11 successful years at Hesston High, where his teams were always in the mix for the Mid America Classic championship at McPherson. In addition, he had a four-year stint as the boys’ coach at Peabody.

Torgerson had an outstanding team this past season, but couldn’t get over the hump against McPherson. Half of the Crusaders’ losses this year were to the Bullpups, who won both regular-season meetings as well as the sub-state championship game. He was named the AVCTL Division III Coach of the Year.

Both of Torgerson’s children, Trevor and Taryn, are standout golfers and will be competing this fall on the collegiate level. Taryn has signed with Wichita State, while Trevor is expected to sign a collegiate letter soon at the Division I level.

The Buhler job would appear to be attractive as the Crusaders return two outstanding players in expected All-State guard Jessica Steffan and Alex Keller, who was the Crusaders’ most effective player in the games against McPherson this year.