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Tom Lloyd Named Men?s Tennis Assistant Coach
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 08/31/2006
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Former Wildcat returns to alma mater after standout playing career

 

TUCSON, Ariz. ?- University of Arizona men’s tennis coach Tad Berkowitz announced the hiring of Tom Lloyd as the team’s new assistant coach. Lloyd’s responsibilities will cover all aspects of the program including recruiting, coaching, and development of the program.

 

Lloyd, an Arizona men’s tennis alumnus, returns to the Old Pueblo after two years of working on the ATP Tour with Taylor Dent. While on the tour with Dent, his duties included coaching, scouting players, and coordinating travel. Under Lloyd’s tutelage, Dent reached the No. 21 spot in the ATP Tour rankings.


"When the assistant’s position came open I immediately contacted Tom,” Berkowitz said.  “I knew he was the perfect guy for the job. With Tom’s experience playing in the Pac-10 as well as coaching on the professional tour, I believe he will be a great influence on our team."

 

”I look forward to working with Tad not only in the upcoming season, but for many seasons to come,” said Lloyd.  “I am very happy and excited to be Arizona’s assistant tennis coach, and I am thrilled to be home again.”

Lloyd, 25, garnered many accolades and distinctions as a Wildcat. As a four-time letterwinner (1999-2002, 2003-04), Lloyd was voted team captain three of those seasons (2001, ?'02, ?'04).  In 2002, along with teammate Colin O'Grady, the pair won the Pac-10 Men’s Doubles Invitational Tournament.  Lloyd won 52 singles matches and 33 doubles matches during his career in Tucson.  His best year came as a senior in 2003-04, when he tallied a 17-12 record in singles competition and an 8-4 mark in doubles play.

 

In addition to his on-court honors, Lloyd boosts two Mary Roby Academic Achievement Awards (2000, 2003), the C.A.T.S. award in 2004, as well as being a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board for two years.

 

“Tom will be a Wildcat for life. The pride and passion he has for our University is second to none,” noted Berkowitz.

 

In 2004, Lloyd earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from the University of Arizona’s Eller College.

 

A native of Yorba Linda, Calif., Lloyd was a three-time all-league performer at Esperanza High School, and was named to the all-county team as a freshman.

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