Assistant Coach Bart Scott Named to Associate Head Coach
Aug. 29, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Former player and current Assistant coach Bart Scott has been named Associate Head Coach of the UNM Men’s tennis program. Scott will be starting his 5th season as a coach and will be starting his first season as Associate Head Coach.
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.
“I think this is something that is well-deserved. Bart [Scott] has had opportunities at other universities, but his heart is in Lobo land,” Head Coach Alan Dils said. “He is, in my opinion, the best assistant coach in our region and in our conference. He has put in a tremendous amount of time and effort into our program and for that I’m grateful. He is a Lobo through and through and he deserves this.”
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 assistant coach for the University of Oregon.
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 letter winner 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 singles 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.