Arizona Welcomes Assistant Coach Monica Robinson-Daly
TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona Women's Tennis is excited to announce Monica Robinson-Daly as the assistant coach for the 2021 season. A former standout at Notre Dame, Robinson-Daly won several awards in her tenure including the 2017 National ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr., Sportsmanship & Leadership Award, Francis Patrick O'Connor Award, and Byron V. Kanaley Award. Robinson-Daly was also named to the All-ACC Second Team and All-ACC Academic Team and was the ITA Midwest Region Most Improved Player in her senior season.
"We are very excited to have Monica Robinson-Daly be a part of our team," Stotland said, "Monica is a legend throughout the tennis world. Everywhere she goes, she shows an incredible work ethic and goes above and beyond expectations. She will be an incredible asset to not only the tennis program here, but the entire University. Our fans will love getting to know Monica with her upbeat personality and willingness to help others achieve their goals. We know the program will keep developing the way we want it with the highest standards, and Monica will be one to do this. She has succeeded at the junior level, the college level, and the pro level. She is a natural coach and a tremendous, genuine person, and we are lucky to have her as part of Wildcat Nation."
Her coaching career began at Texas Tech where she joined as a volunteer coach for a single year, helping lead the Red Raiders to a 17-9 record and an NCAA Tournament berth where they ended up being as the number 9 team in the country. She then moved on to a position as the assistant coach for Point Loma for two years, where she helped steer the Sea Lions to a 6-4 record during the shortened COVID-19 season.
"I'm excited to be part of the Wildcat family and to be coaching in the conference of champions," Robinson-Daly said. "My relationship with Coach Stotland goes back to 10 years ago when I was being recruited in juniors. He's a very respectable and knowledgeable coach with great success, so I'm thrilled to learn from him. I'm grateful that he trusted me to help lead and coach the team; I'm ready to get to work and give them all I have to offer. I want to thank everyone who made this possible."