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Head Coach

University of Tennessee at Martin
225 Fine Arts Center
Martin, Tennessee 38238
United States

 
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Employment History

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UTM Sports
www.utmsports.com, 25 Dec 2013 [cached]
Dennis Taylor Head Coach dtaylor@utm.edu 731-881-7683
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www.utmsports.com, 6 Sept 2004 [cached]
Dennis Taylor Head Coach
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Dennis Taylor
Head Coach
Dennis Taylor is entering his 15th season as head coach of The University of Tennessee at Martin tennis program.Since his first season in 1988, Taylor has made improvements in all areas of his program.He has improved the Skyhawk tennis facilities, upgraded the strength of schedule and expanded his recruiting base in an effort to make Skyhawk tennis an upper-echelon program.
During his tenure, Taylor's teams have faced some of the top teams in the nation and have been ranked among top teams nationally.He has reaped the benefits of his hard work with an NCAA Division II National Championship and in the second and third year of membership, the women's team won back-to-back Ohio Valley Conference titles.
In 1991 Luciano D'Andrea won the NCAA II championship in singles, then he teamed with Vesa Ponkka to win the doubles championship in the same season.It was UT Martin's first national championship in any sport.
Taylor was selected as the OVC Coach of the Year in 1994 and 1995.
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Taylor is a prominent figure in the tennis community and has contributed to the development of young athletes.He is the director of the annual West Tennessee Summer Classic and the Carl Seale Memorial Tournament, in honor of the late UT Martin professor Dr. Carl Seale, a tennis enthusiast.
Taylor is married to the former Sandra Waggener and they have three children, Chris, Joe and Ty.
"Although second place is not what ...
www.utmsports.com, 15 April 2012 [cached]
"Although second place is not what we wanted, I am extremely proud of our team and their accomplishments this year," Skyhawk head coach Dennis Taylor said.
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"The match was played in SIUE's indoor facility where they practice and play every day," Taylor said.
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"Today's match was played under totally different circumstances as Saturday," Taylor said.
"It was a good day for ...
www.utmsports.com, 10 April 2012 [cached]
"It was a good day for Jodie and she did well," UT Martin head coach Dennis Taylor said.
UTM Sports
www.utmsports.com, 1 April 2012 [cached]
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Dennis Taylor
Dennis Taylor enters his 25th season as head coach of the University of Tennessee at Martin NCAA Division-I tennis program in 2012.
Since his first season in 1988, Taylor has made improvements to all areas of the Skyhawk tennis program. He has improved the Skyhawk tennis facilities, upgraded the strength of the schedule and expanded his recruiting base in an effort to make UT Martin tennis an upper-echelon program. With the program's fifth Ohio Valley Conference championship in hand last spring, the goal is to become a top nationally-ranked team over the next several seasons.
During his tenure, Taylor's teams have faced some of the top teams in the nation and have been ranked among top teams nationally. He reaped the benefits of his hard work in 1991 with two NCAA Division II National Championships, in men's singles and doubles competition.
In 1994 and 1995, UT Martin's second and third years as members of Division I, Taylor led the women's team to back-to-back OVC titles. In 2005, Taylor guided the Skyhawk women to their third OVC championship and their first-ever berth in the NCAA Division I Tennis Regional.
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In his 23 seasons, Taylor has amassed a 469-419 (.528) won-loss record that includes both his men's and women's teams. He has coached eight All-Americans and been selected as the OVC's Coach of the Year six times (1994, 1995, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011), the most of any active women's tennis coach in the league.
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Taylor has also coached three OVC Players of the Year, including Groves in 1995.
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In total, Taylor has coached 64 All-Conference players.
As former members of Division II and the Gulf South Conference, Taylor's teams won three conference championships and Taylor was honored with three GSC Coach of the Year awards. The Skyhawk tennis motto, "a commitment to excellence," applies not only in competition, says Taylor, but in daily activities as well.
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Taylor is married to the former Sandra Waggener and the couple has three grown sons, Chris, Joe and Ty.
What They Are Saying About Coach Taylor:
Phil Dane, UT Martin Director of Athletics: "Dennis Taylor epitomizes everything an athletic director desires in a coach.
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Coach Taylor always told us, 'The next four years will be the best years of your lives' and I thought - no way, can't be.
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Coach Taylor taught us discipline and what a commitment to excellence really means.
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Since I am a single child, some of these girls are like sisters to me and Coach Taylor is like a second dad.
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