Sept. 18, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico men's tennis program has announced Bart Scott as the new assistant coach. Scott played for the Lobos from 1999-2003, under head coach Alan Dils, and has spent the past two years as an associate head coach for the University of Oregon.
"I am extremely excited to announce the hiring of Bart Scott. He is a great addition to our coaching staff," men's tennis head coach Alan Dils said. "His time as the men's tennis assistant coach at Oregon showed that Bart will be as good of a coach as he was a player for UNM. It is great to get one of our best alumni to come back as coach. His enthusiasm and school spirit is fantastic as is his knowledge of the game."
Scott will be taking over the duties of Loren Dils, who will now serve as the Director of the Lobo Tennis Club and team manager.
"I am absolutely thrilled to be back in Albuquerque working for the Lobos," Scott said. "My playing time here was one of the greatest times I ever had, especially playing for Alan and Loren Dils. To be able to get back and work with them is something special and it means a lot to me to get to return to my alma mater. I am looking forward to it."
Before making the move to Oregon, Scott spent time playing professional tennis, and was a two-time singles champion (2005 & 2006) at the Denver City Open and the Boulder Open (2005 & 2006).
He earned his first ATP world ranking in February of 2004, competing in only his second professional tennis tournament.
Scott was a four-year letterwinner for the Lobos (1999-2003), graduating in 2003 with a B.A. in English. During his collegiate career, he helped build UNM into one of the most successful men's tennis programs in school history, winning a share of the Mountain West Conference title in 2003. He garnered all-conference honors from 2001-03. He finished his career with the Lobos ranked fourth in singles with a 90-42 record.
As a junior in 2002, Scott was one of 32 collegiate players to qualify for the National Indoor Championships, and, as a senior, he won the Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award. In 2001, Scott was named the Colorado Collegiate Player of the Year and has twice been named the Colorado Tennis Association Player of the Year.
Scott also spent time as a graduate assistant for UNM during the 2003-04 season, helping guide the Lobos to the 2004 MWC championship.
A native of Pueblo, Colo., Scott grew up and played tennis in Colorado Springs at Mitchell High School, where he graduated in May of 1999. Scott married the former Kaley Morris in Eugene, Ore., in September of 2006.