Roy Cañada enters his ninth season as assistant head coach with the University of New Mexico women's tennis program. Since Cañada joined the program, the Lobos have accumulated a 157-74 record. In 2000, Roy was honored as the Central Region's Assistant Coach of the Year.
Before becoming an assistant with the women's tennis program, Cañada's collegiate career at New Mexico was marked with numerous honors, including being named an All-American in doubles with partner Coulter Wright in 1994. Coach Cañada was a member of the team which swept the WAC Championship every year he was at UNM. He was also named to the All-WAC team three of four years as a Lobo. Cañada played on the Men's Professional Tennis Tour and was ranked No. 690 in the world in doubles and No. 840 in singles.
Aside from coaching, Cañada is considered one of Albuquerque's best tennis instructors. As well, he still competes in several tournaments and won the doubles title at the 2000 New Mexico Open.
A 1994 UNM graduate with a degree in Communications, Cañada is originally from Mexico. He and his wife Jen have three children: Joshua Andrew, Jessica, and Olivia.