LUBBOCK, Texas -- After guiding the Texas Tech men’s tennis program for the past 23 years, Tim Siegel has announced his retirement as head men’s tennis coach on Thursday. Tech assistant coach James Wilson has been appointed the interim head coach and will assume those duties immediately.
"This decision will allow me to spend more time with my family,” Siegel said in a statement. “I look forward to pursuing coaching and teaching here in Lubbock. These past 23 years have been incredible. I want to thank all of my former and current players, and all of the great people I have worked with at Tech. I love Texas Tech with all my heart, and will continue to be the biggest supporter of this great University. Guns up!"
“We appreciate Tim’s years of service at Texas Tech,” Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt said. “He leaves behind a successful program that earned two consecutive NCAA Championship berths, along with nine NCAA appearances in the previous 11 years.”
Over his 23-year tenure as Texas Tech’s head men’s tennis coach, Siegel guided the Red Raiders to 12 total NCAA Championship appearances and a 330-244 overall dual meet record.
Texas Tech concluded its 2015 season with a No. 19 national team ranking, a second consecutive NCAA Championship berth and a 19-9 dual meet record, as well has having a doubles team in the NCAA final for the second time in four years. The Red Raiders return five key players from their 2015 starting lineup.
Texas Tech will immediately begin a national search for a new head coach.