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Tim Cass is entering his sixth year as senior associate athletics director, taking over the position on Aug. 1, 2006. A former Lobo men's tennis player and head coach, Cass brings a unique passion and vision to his position within the Lobo Athletics Department.
Cass serves as the sport oversight for football, men's basketball, baseball and men's and women's tennis. He is also the lead administrator for the Lobos' facility master plan, which includes over $100 million in facility upgrades and renovations that are ongoing in Lobo Athletics. Cass recently oversaw an 18-month, $60 million renovation of The Pit, rejuvenating the building. The renovation was featured in the April 2011 edition of Athletics Administration magazine as the featured article.
In May, he was inducted into the ITA Hall of Fame for his work as a collegiate tennis coach and administrator.
Cass, who was previously the head men's tennis coach at Texas A&M, was one of the most respected Division I head coaches in the nation and guided both the Lobos and the Aggies to unprecedented success. During Cass' 10 seasons at Texas A&M (1997-06), the Aggies won three Big 12 Tournament titles, reached the Sweet 16 or better in the NCAA Tournament six years in a row and lead the nation in attendance. He also won five consecutive WAC titles (1991-95), went to five straight NCAA Tournaments and guided New Mexico to a No. 6 national ranking in 1995 during his eight seasons at UNM.
Just as impressive as his coaching resume are Cass's accomplishments as an administrator and fund-raiser. During his time at Texas A&M, he was directly responsible for raising over $4.5 million to help enhance the tennis program and facilities. At New Mexico, Cass was responsible for the fundraising and construction of UNM's indoor tennis facility.
During his collegiate career for the Lobos, Cass was a three-time All-WAC honoree and was an All-American in doubles in 1986. After graduating from UNM in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in business administration, he participated on the professional tennis circuit for one year, before being named the head coach of the Lobos at age 23.
Cass, 47, married the former Laura Wood, who is an Albuquerque native and UNM graduate. The couple has two sons, Dylan Craig (9), Hayden Francis (7), and Ashley Anne (2). Laura is an attorney in private practice in Albuquerque.