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About Dan Magill

Dan Magill is one of the great men of tennis - and a true ambassador of the game of college tennis. Magill retired as the all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division I history. He is the recipient of the two most prestigious awards available to college coaches: ITA National Coach of the Year (1980), and the J.D. Morgan Award (1990).

In 34 years as coach of the Bulldogs, Magill had a career record of 706-183, winning 13 SEC championships and two national titles (1985, 1987). His teams featured fifteen All-Americans. The 1985 team was the first to achieve the "hat trick" of collegiate tennis, finishing #1 in the final team rankings, with the #1 singles player (Mikael Pernfors), and the #1 doubles team (Pernfors and Allen Miller).

Magill is also known for building over time what has been described as the best college tennis complex in the nation - a facility appropriately named the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. This complex has been the home to 23 men's and 3 women's NCAA Division I championships - including both the 2004 and 2005 women's events.

Magill is also the author of two outstanding books - Bull-Doggerel and Match Pointers, and he writes a regular sports column for the Athens Banner-Herald.

Magill and his wife Rosemary still live in Athens, GA where Magill is the curator of the ITA Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame. The Magills have three children: Dr. Ham Magill, Mrs. William Brown and Mrs. Stephen Sloan.


Al Parker: A Most Amazing and Courageous Athlete
Back injuries have hampered or terminated the careers of many a great tennis player, like world champions Jack Kramer, Tony Trabert and Lew Hoad. They also impacted the winningest U.S. junior player of all time - Georgia's Middleton Albert (Al) Parker, Jr. Parker won a still-standing record of 25 USTA junior titles (13 in doubles and 12 in singles).

Recipe for Excitement? Seven Points and No-Ad
Certainly one of the greatest things ever to happen in tennis was the invention of the tie-breaker and no-ad scoring systems that prevent sets from lasting almost forever. Two true tennis "blue-bloods" were responsible for these improvements: the late James Van Alen (Newport, RI) and Frank Van Rensselaer (King of Prussia, PA).

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