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Hardin-Simmons University Men | Women

Division:NCAA - Div. III
Location:Abilene, TX
Head Coach:Shane Williford
Assistant Coach:Andrew Bullard
Institution Type:Private
Environment:Small city
Student Population:Less than 2,500

Conference Highlights
Hardin-Simmons University Tennis

Home of Champions

HSU Cowboy Tennis

NAIA National Champions

Conference Champions
1926, 1927, 1935, 1954, 1956, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

ASC West Division Champions
1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2015

HSU Cowgirl Tennis

Conference Champions
1983, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

ASC West Division Champions
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Team Creed

“The Strength of the Wolf is the Pack, and the Strength of the Pack is the Wolf.”
Coaching Achievements

Shane Williford
Shane Williford
Title: Head Tennis Coach
Phone: (325) 670-1446
Email: [email protected]
Previous College: Howard Payne
Williford returns for his 12th season as the Men’s and Women’s tennis coach at Hardin-Simmons.

He has coached 11 ASC Freshmen of the Year, 13 ASC MVP’s, four ASC newcomers of the year, an ITA All-American,(Lisa Mertz winner of the 2010 ITA West Region Tournament), and three NCAA All Americans. HSU Men’s doubles team earned All-American honors in 2005 after they advanced to the NCAA Doubles Championships semifinals.

In 2007, a first in Hardin-Simmons school history, the Cowgirls and the Cowboys made the NCAA Tournament. He has led both teams to the ASC title in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and ASC West Champions for the Men in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 as well as for the Women in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2015.

In 2005-12 and 2015 he was been named ASC Coach of the Year for men, women or both.

His women’s teams are 106-12 against ASC opponents in his career and his men are 116-18.

A 1993 graduate of Howard Payne, Williford had a distinguished tennis career with the Yellow Jackets. He was named first team All-Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Assn. in 1989, ‘90, and‘92.

In 1991, Williford was a qualifier for the NAIA National Tournament. He helped lead his team to the 1991 & ‘92 TIAA Championship.

Prior to beginning his college coaching career, he served as Club Pro in West Texas for 9 years and was the 1998 and ‘99 Permian Basin Pro of the Year. He is USPTA Professional 1, he’s a former USTA Jr. Rec. Committee member, a USTA National Coach, and a USA Tennis National Developmental Coach.

In 2000 he was a People to People Sports Ambassador AD for the USA Jr. Teams to Holland and in 2001 to New Zealand/Australia.

He and wife Angela have four children, Jim, Tori, J.C. and Davyn.
8/28 Igor Kolaric chooses Hawaii
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8/28 Nikolai Storch chooses Hawaii
8/28 Marina Darzyan chooses Evansville
8/27 Isabella Lopez chooses Cal State L.A.
8/26 Wilson Lambeth chooses Trinity (TX)
8/26 Lane Leschly chooses Harvard
8/25 Vincent Rettke chooses Gonzaga
8/25 Lilian Poling chooses Boise State
8/25 Kayla Tucker chooses Ozarks

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

Campus Showdowns are one-day, short-format tournaments open to juniors, college players, professionals, and adults. These events give junior players a chance to compete against college competition on a college campus.
8/29 Coed Showdown
Hoboken, NJ
Steve Gatchko
9/05 Women's Showdown
Canton, NY
St. Lawrence
Greg Kreitzer
9/05 Men's Showdown
Canton, NY
St. Lawrence
Neil Caniga
9/12 Men's Showdown
Winchester, VA
Larry Hubbard
9/19 Women's Showdown
Winchester, VA
Larry Hubbard
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