Tim Siegel (tennis)

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Tim Siegel
Sport(s) Tennis
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Lubbock-Cooper Pirates
Record 266–200[Record 1]
Biographical details
Born (1964-01-24)January 24, 1964
Manhasset, New York
Alma mater University of Arkansas
Playing career
1983–86 Arkansas Razorbacks
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Arkansas (asst.)
1990–1991 SMU
1997–1999 Texas Tech women
1992–2015 Texas Tech men
2016-present Lubbock-Cooper High School
Head coaching record
Overall 319–261[Record 1]
Accomplishments and honors
Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year (2005, 2008)
Wilson/ITA South Central Region Coach of the Year (2005)

Tim Siegel is a former professional tennis player and collegiate tennis coach. Siegel is currently the head coach of the Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District High School tennis team and previously served as head coach of the SMU Mustangs women's tennis team, Texas Tech Red Raiders men's tennis team and Texas Tech Red Raiders women's tennis team.

Playing career[edit]


Siegel played collegiate tennis for the Arkansas Razorbacks from 1983–1986.[1] He was named an All-American in 1985 and 1986 and a three time SWC singles champion. During the 1984 season, Siegel helped lead the Razorbacks to the program's third SWC championship.[2]


Following his time playing for the Razorbacks, Siegel went on to play professionally. With teammate Jimmy Arias, he reached a top 100 world ranking in doubles, the quarterfinals at the U.S. Clay Court Championships, and semifinals in Brisbane, Bologna and Florence. Siegel also reached the third round of doubles at the US Open, Australian Open and the second round of Wimbledon.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

After graduating in 1986, Siegel served as an assistant tennis coach with his alma mater, the Arkansas Razorbacks. In 1990, Siegel became the head coach of the SMU Mustangs women's tennis team. Siegel also served as an assistant coach for the SMU Mustangs men's tennis team concurrently. After posting a 28–23 record over two seasons with the Mustangs, Siegel was hired for the same position for the Texas Tech Red Raiders men's tennis team for the start of the 1992 season.[4] In addition to his duties as head coach of the men's team at Texas Tech, Siegel also served as head coach of the women's team from 1997 through 1999. Virginia Brown replaced Siegel as the women's head coach after compiling an overall record of 25–39 and a Big 12 Conference record of only 12–21.[5] During the same period, the men's team, still under Siegel's guidance, went 37–39 (10–16).[6] In 2005, Siegel was named the Big 12 Coach of the Year after winning a school record 25 games and finishing second in regular season conference play along with the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Texas A&M Aggies. Siegel received the award in 2008 after a posting the programs' only second 20 win season in Big 12 play. In the summer of 2015, Siegel took the job as the head coach of the Lubbock-Cooper tennis teams. [7]

Head coaching record[edit]

Women's tennis[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Finish Postseason ITA#
SMU Mustangs (SWC) (1991–1992)
1991 SMU 17–10
1992 SMU 11–13
SMU 28–23
Texas Tech Red Raiders (Big 12) (1997–1999)
1997 Texas Tech 10–11 5–6 T–6th 66
1998 Texas Tech 11–10 5–6 T–8th T–64
1999 Texas Tech 4–18 2–9 T–10th
Texas Tech 25–39 12–21
Total 53–61
#Final ITA Team Rankings

Men's tennis[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Finish Postseason ITA#
Texas Tech Red Raiders (SWC 1993–1996), (Big 12 1997–present)
1993 Texas Tech 14–10 2–4 T–5th
1994 Texas Tech 12–13 1–5 T–5th
1995 Texas Tech 11–12 1–5 T–6th
1996 Texas Tech 13–9 2–4 5th NCAA Regional 42
1997 Texas Tech 11–14 4–5 T–5th NCAA Regional 71
1998 Texas Tech 11–15 2–7 8th NCAA Regional 57
1999 Texas Tech 15–10 4–4 T–4th NCAA First Round 36
2000 Texas Tech 9–12 3–5 6th T–75
2001 Texas Tech 7–15 1–7 8th
2002 Texas Tech 14–11 3–4 T–4th 57
2003 Texas Tech 13–8 3–4 5th 62
2004 Texas Tech 12–12 2–5 6th 63
2005 Texas Tech 25–4 5–2 T–2nd NCAA Round of 16 12
2006 Texas Tech 13–11 2–5 6th 48
2007 Texas Tech 14–10 2–4 T–4th NCAA Second Round 33
2008 Texas Tech 20–6 4–2 T–3rd NCAA Second Round 20
2009 Texas Tech 13–11 2–4 5th NCAA First Round 39
2010 Texas Tech 22–6 3–3 4th NCAA Second Round 15
2011 Texas Tech 17–10 3–3 T–3rd NCAA Second Round 21
2012 Texas Tech In progress
Texas Tech 266–200 49–82
Total 266–200
#Final ITA Team Rankings; References:[8][9]


  1. ^ a b Through end of 2011 season.


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