Loren Dils wrapped up his 12th year as an assistant coach with the University of New Mexico men's tennis program in 2011. He collected the ITA Mountain Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2011. Dils has earned three additional coaching awards since joining the Lobos in 1996. He was recognized as Assistant Coach of the Year in Region VII in 2000, 2004, 2005, and 2008. He was also an UNM Alumni Letterman's Association Hall of Honor Inductee in 2011.
Dils has helped coach seven All-Americans during his tenure and has been associated with eight conference championships.
Dils worked as an assistant for a year and half at New Mexico State before moving back to Albuquerque to complete his Master's in Business Administration. It was during this time that he served as a volunteer assistant with the Lobo tennis team.
Dils' other tennis experience includes working at the Newsweek Championship Cup in Indian Wells, Calif., and as the head tennis pro at a tennis camp in Taos, N.M., directed by former UNM head coach Tim Cass. Dils has also been a tennis pro at Tanoan Country Club in Albuquerque.
A graduate of Northern Arizona in 1989 with a degree in anthropology, Dils was named Student of the Year in 1989 and was nominated for Academic All-American. He was a four-year letterman for the Lumberjacks from 1984-89.
Dils was the No. 1 singles player during his last three years and played No. 1 doubles all four years at NAU. He was the Big Sky Conference doubles champion in 1985 and 1986.
Dils is married to the former Elaine Sanchez. The couple has two boys, Tanner Jacob (4) and Connor Loren (2).