Wilson Named Assistant Tennis Coach
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - James Wilson has been hired as UNLV men's tennis assistant coach, Rebels' head coach Owen Hambrook announced Thursday.
"James comes to UNLV with a valuable experience from his previous stops at William and Mary and Texas Tech," Hambrook said. "He has hit the ground running and will be a huge asset to the program and to our success this year."
Wilson moved to Las Vegas after spending last season as assistant coach for the women's team at William & Mary. Before that he served as the volunteer coach for the men's squad at his alma mater, Texas Tech. Wilson was also an instructor at various tennis clubs and has played in professional tournaments since 2009, competing on the Futures Tournament Level.
The native Texan was a team captain from 2007-09, including earning First Team All-Big 12 Conference honors in singles as a senior. During his final three seasons, he helped the Red Raiders compile a 47-28 mark, including a trio of NCAA Tournament appearances.
A much-decorated student-athlete, he was a four-year member of the President's honor list, the national Scholastic Honor Society, Big 12 honor roll and the Commissioner's Honor Roll during his collegiate career. Wilson spent three years as a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee at Texas Tech and in 2009, was the Student-Athlete of the Year runner-up and a Red Raider Congeniality Award nominee.
He earned his undergraduate degree in psychology in 2009 and began work on his graduate degree in 2010.