Longtime Women's Tennis Coach Cory Honored Again|
Feb. 13, 2017
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - For the second time in his career, UNLV women’s tennis head coach Kevin Cory has been named the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Intermountain College Coach of the Year.
“It is always a great honor to be recognized by your peers and the USPTA is the premier teaching organization in the United States,” Cory said. “To me, individual awards are a representation of your team and the success of the student-athletes you coach, so this reflects well on the Rebels.”
Cory, who is in his 18th season leading the program, is the winningest coach in both school and Mountain West Conference women's tennis history. He has three times been named MW Coach of the Year and was tabbed ITA Regional Coach of the Year in 2003, 2011 and 2013.
In 2016, his team broke the program record for consecutive victories with 19 and for highest winning percentage in a season with a .923 mark (24-2 overall). Cory guided his squad to its eighth MW title (five tourney crowns and three regular-season titles) and a return to the NCAA Tournament.
Overall, Cory boasts a mark of 285-137 and an impressive 87-26 league record that represents more wins than anyone else in the MW. That record does not even include a sparkling 30-12 record in the conference's annual postseason tournament, an event UNLV has either won or finished as runner-up half of the time.
Cory, who also won the USPTA award in 2011, is now eligible for the national 2017 Steve Wilkinson College Coach of the Year Award.