Second straight Lobo to earn the honor, one of eight Mountain West student-athletes honored
If New Mexico can find a potent doubles attack, the 2013 team might be better than 2012
Freshmen Andrew Van der Vyver and Rodolfo Jauregui arrive just in time for the 2013 spring season
UNM signs two-time Colorado State High School champion standout Hayden Sabatka
Lobos lead three singles players and one doubles team to the finals at the UNM Balloon Fiesta Invitational
The Estes Tennis Center saw UNM drop a tight contest to Boise State in a battle of ranked teams on Senior Day
Bart Scott was named Associate Head Coach at the start of the 2012-13 season.
Scott is primarily responsible for recruiting top players to the program such as senior Jadon Phillips and senior Conor Berg. He is also responsible for fundraising and working side-by-side with Head Coach Alan Dils. Scott was named the ITA Mountain Region Assistant Coach of the Year in the 2011-12 season.
Scott was named assistant coach in September 2008. Scott played for the Lobos from 1999-2003, under head coach Alan Dils, and has spent the previous two years as an associate head coach for the University of Oregon.
"I am extremely excited to have Bart Scott. He is a great addition to our coaching staff," 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. Bart is, in my opinion, the top Assistant coach in the MWC conference and one of the best in the nation. He will be a head coach in the near future."
"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 winning four straight matches in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 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. He was part of three championship teams, including UNM's first-ever Mountain West Conference championship in 2000, in which he recorded the winning/final point against SDSU as a freshman. He was also part of the 2003 championship team and served as an undergraduate assistant in 2004. He garnered all-conference honors from 2001-03. He finished his career with the Lobos ranked fourth in singles with a 90-42 record and second all time with a 68 percent winning percentage for Lobos with a minimum of 100 sinlges matches played. As a senior in the fall of 2002, Scott was one of 32 collegiate players to qualify for the National Indoor Championships, and he won the Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award that same year. 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.
A native of Colorado Springs, Colo., and a graduate of Mitchell High School, Scott married the former Kaley Morris of Colorado Springs, in 2006. They have one daughter, Elle, born on January 1, 2011.