Phil Torrens has been the head cross country coach at Denison since 1979 and is the longest tenured head coach in the athletic department. Torrens’ teams have won multiple North Coast Athletic Conference championships and he is a multi-time conference coach of the year recipient. Torrens also serves as an assistant coach with the men’s and women’s track & field teams at Denison.
Torrens graduated from Muskingum College in 1968. He began his coaching career at Utica High School from 1968-1972 and continued at Newark High School from 1972-1979. In 1979, he accepted the opportunity to come to Denison as head cross country coach and assistant track coach.
In order to further his coaching expertise, Torrens has completed the TAC Level II training seminars held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He has also served as an official at the NCAA Division III Indoor and Outdoor Championships at various times over the last 25 years.