Cal Men's Tennis Names Tyler Browne Assistant Coach

Sept. 2, 2008

BERKELEY - Former California men's tennis player and team captain Tyler Browne has been named assistant coach by head coach Peter Wright. Elevated from his duties as an undergraduate student assistant in 2007-08, Browne was hired on Aug. 11, 2008 to succeed departing Morten Christensen.

'Tyler [Brown]'s hiring is a very significant milestone for the Cal men's tennis program,' said Wright. 'He brings a solid foundation of coaching skills and because of his involvement with the team as a player, he is going to make a smooth transition into his full-time role.'

Browne comes to the Golden Bears with a year of experience under his belt as an active undergraduate assistant with the team, helping Cal to a 13-11 overall record, and fourth place in the Pac-10 conference with a 4-3 mark. In 2008, the Bears received a bid to the NCAA tournament for the eighth-straight season, and advanced to the second round where they were defeated by USC.

In his collegiate career, Browne came away with a 72-59 overall singles record and a 46-53 overall doubles record in four years on the court. He was selected to the 2006 All-Pac-10 Team and received honorable mention in 2007. Browne also served as the team captain during the 2006-07 season.

'Browne is going to have many responsibilities including recruiting and a lot of our administrative activities' added Wright, 'Most importantly we are looking forward to what he can bring to us on the court as a player's coach. His addition will truly enhance what we are trying to do here and where we're heading in the future of Cal tennis.'

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