Contact Us

Tech Women’s Tennis Coach Petty Named Big 12 Coach of the Year

Coach Petty - Image from TexasTech.com

Texas Tech’s women’s tennis coach has been named as the conference’s coach of the year.

Todd Petty has been named as the Big 12 Coach of the Year today, following a vote of the conference coaches.

Petty led the Lady Raider tennis team to its second-highest win total in program history in his third season as coach.

This is the first time a Texas Tech women’s tennis coach has been named conference coach of the year.

The full release from Texas Tech is included below.

PETTY NAMED BIG 12 COACH OF THE YEAR

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech’s Todd Petty, who led the Lady Raider tennis team to its second-highest win total in program history, was named Big 12 Coach of the Year today in a vote by the conference coaches.

Petty, in his third season, led Tech to an 18-8 overall record and 7-4 in the Big 12. The seven conference victories are tied for the most wins in school history. The team finished ranked No. 48 which is also a program best.  It is the first time a Texas Tech women’s tennis coach has been named conference coach of the year.

“I feel honored to be able to coach in the Big 12 and against some of the best coaches in the country, who are as deserving of this award,” head coach Todd Petty said. “This award really goes to my players and staff including Katie Munger and Todd Chapman. The award is more of a reflection on their hard work and one I share with them.”

The Lady Raiders tennis team also picked up some individual accolades. Sophomore Elizabeth Ullathrone was named All-Big 12 for singles for the first time in her career. Ullathorne finished her season with a 16-16 record and 5-6 in conference play all at the No. 1 position.

Kelsy Garland and Samantha Adams picked up All-Big 12 doublse honors after a 21-12 overall record and 7-4 in Big 12 play. It is Garland’s second honor of her career and Adams’ first. The duo tied for the most wins in conference at the No. 1 position.

“I am extremely happy for Elizabeth, Samantha and Kelsy earning All-Big 12 honors,” Petty said. “Those three are definitely deserving of the honor and I couldn’t be more proud.”

More From KFYO

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kfyo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News/Talk 790 KFYO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News/Talk 790 KFYO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!