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Owen Hambrook
Owen  Hambrook

Position:
Men's Head Coach


10/23/2016

Amilon Wins Program's Second Regional Title, Trip To New York

Senior star did not lose a set during week's work at ITA event.

09/11/2016

Men's Tennis Wraps Up Opening Fall Tourney

Four-player contingent took part in Napa.

09/08/2016

Slim's Chance: Rebel Men's Tennis Names Hamza Assistant Coach

Former Utah, Davis Cup standout joins defending conference champs.

05/13/2016

Men's Tennis' Run Ends In First Round Of NCAAs

Young Rebels fall 4-0 at USC.

05/11/2016

Men's Tennis Opens NCAA Play Friday At No. 11 USC

MW Champion Rebels looking to earn first win in tournament since 1998.


YEAR    SCHOOL    RECORD    PCT.    MW      FINISH  MW TOUR
2016    UNLV    15-10   .600    5-2     T2nd     3-0/1st
2015    UNLV    13-10   .565    3-4     6th     0-1/T5th
2014    UNLV    13-11   .541    3-3     5th     0-1/T5th
2013    UNLV    17-7    .708    4-2    3rd    1-1/T3rd
2012    UNLV    7-16    .304    1-4    5th    0-1/T5th
2011    UNLV    14-11   .560    3-3     4th     0-1/T5th
2010    UNLV    13-12    .520    2-4    T5th    1-1/T3rd
2009    UNLV    14-12    .538    2-4    6th    1-1/T3rd
2008    UNLV    10-12    .455    3-3    T3rd    0-1/T5th
2007    UNLV    13-14    .481    3-3    T3rd    3-0/1st
2006    UNLV    13-9    .591    2-4    4th    0-1/T5th
2005    UNLV    16-8    .667    2-3    3rd    1-1/3rd
2004    UNLV    12-7    .632    3-1    2nd    0-1/3rd
CAREER    13 YRS    170-139    .550    36-40        10-11
*2007 ITA Mountain Region Head Coach of the Year*

The man who brought UNLV men's tennis program its first-ever Mountain West championship -- Owen Hambrook -- is back for his 14th season, which is the third-longest tenure among all current UNLV head coaches.

The 2007 ITA Mountain Region Coach of the Year is in second place all-time in victories at the school with 170 and in 2016 led the program to its second Mountain West Tournament championship and a return trip the NCAA Tournament.

The 2013 Rebels finished at 17-7 overall, which marked the most wins for the program since 1997, and produced the MW Freshman of the Year.

The 2011 men's squad produced the program's first Mountain West Player of the Year -- Mehdi Bouras -- in six seasons while Hambrook sent both a singles player (Bouras) and a doubles team (Bouras and Bernard Schoeman) to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 1999. The Rebels also led the way in the classroom as a league-leading seven players earned Academic All-MW honors.

The 2010 team made it two consecutive winning seasons after the 2009 squad finished with more dual wins (14) than all but one Rebel squad since 1997 and reached the semifinals of the MW tournament for the third time under Hambrook.

In 2007, the Rebels' team title was not only the first league crown since the school was part of the Big West Conference in 1996, but it also took a program with a proud history back to the NCAA Championships as a team for the first time in nearly a decade. That season was also highlighted by Elliot Wronski earning a spot in the NCAA singles event and the squad turning in the highest combined GPA of any Rebel sport.

Named the sixth head coach in Rebel history but the first new leader since 1992, Hambrook moved over to the men's side in 2003 after serving as the top assistant for Kevin Cory and the UNLV women's team.

After leading the men's team to a 10-win improvement in his first season overseeing the program as an interim coach, Hambrook was rewarded for his efforts by getting the job permanently, the athletic department announced on June 4, 2004. That decision paid off immediately for the school as the 2005 Rebels posted the most victories (16) since 1997, finished 10-1 at home, downed a top-10 team for the first time in school history and returned to the ITA top 40 for the first time since 2001.

The list of accomplishments also included the school's first MW Player of the Year and ITA Regional Senior Player of the Year in NCAA singles qualifier Henner Nehles.

The 2006 squad won 13 times and continued to successfully defend its home courts with a 9-1 mark at the Fertitta Tennis Complex. In fact, the UNLV men boast a shiny 70-23 home record under Hambrook.

All of this success was not the norm at the beginning of the decade as Hambrook took over a squad that had set a school record for futility in 2003 with a 2-14 record. However, he quickly pushed the team back into the national rankings for the first time in two years and UNLV's 12-7 overall mark in 2004 included a second-place regular-season finish in the MW and the best home record (9-2) since 1997. The season also produced a qualifier for the NCAA Singles Championship.

Prior to taking over the men's squad, Hambrook spent four years as an assistant with Lady Rebel tennis, including serving on the staff of the 2003 MW regular-season champions, and the 2000 and 2002 league tournament champion women's teams. In 2002, Hambrook was recognized for his work when he was named ITA West Region Assistant Coach of the Year, only the second such honor in school history.

Hambrook joined UNLV after having served as director of the state's largest junior program -- the Junior Tennis Academy at the Sports Club of Las Vegas from 1996-2000. Previously, the certified tennis professional worked as the tennis pro at the MGM Grand Hotel for two years.

Before moving to the Silver State, he served as pro at the Barrybrooke Tennis Club in Kansas City, Mo., and then was director of the Heartland Tennis Camp at Missouri Western State College from 1993-95. Active in the USTA, he has been head coach for the Southern Nevada USTA Training Center and was honored as a USTA High Performance Coach in both 1998 and 2000.

A 1991 graduate of Northwest Missouri State, Hambrook was a three-year member of the Bearcats' tennis team. He and his wife Julie, have a son, Jack and a daughter, Hannah.

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