Mark McGuigan becomes first full-time head coach in Montevallo program history


Mark McGuigan becomes first full-time head coach in Montevallo program history

Courtesy: West Florida Athletics

MONTEVALLO, Ala. – Former UWF tennis player Mark McGuigan has been named head tennis coach at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama. A 2008 graduate from West Florida, McGuigan is the first full-time tennis coach in Montevallo’s tennis program history.

McGuigan was a four-year member of the men’s tennis team at UWF, playing for the Argos in 2004-2006. A Pensacola native, McGuigan mostly saw time at the No. 5 and No. 6 lines in singles and went 29-4 for his career. In doubles, he posted a career record of 26-7. He was part of the 2004 and 2005 Argo teams that won the NCAA Division II National Championship. The team also claimed the Gulf South Conference (GSC) title in 2005 and 2006. During his junior and senior seasons, the Argos advanced to the National Semifinals of Division II.

Following a successful playing career at UWF, McGuigan served as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s programs at West Florida for three seasons. During his stint as an assistant coach, the Argos advanced to the NCAA Tournament and the women won their 10th GSC title in 2009.

Montevallo’s release announcing the hiring of McGuigan can be found at: http://www.montevallofalcons.com/sports/wten/2010-11/releases/09212010.

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