The Arizona Wildcats announced Thursday that they have extended men’s tennis head coach Clancy Shields through the 2026 season.
Shields was named the Pac-12 Coach of the Year for the second straight season and led Arizona to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances for the first time since 2010.
This year, that included a trip to the program’s first-ever Sweet Sixteen. The Wildcats finished with a program-record 21 wins and finished second in the Pac-12, the best finish in program history.
TennisRecruiting.net ranks Arizona’s incoming recruiting class just outside the Top 25.
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Athletic director Dave Heeke: “Clancy continues to elevate and grow Arizona Men’s Tennis into a program of national distinction, winning back-to-back Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors and guiding our program to its first-ever Sweet 16. After turning Arizona Men’s Tennis from a program on the rise to an elite program, Clancy has created an atmosphere of excellence that produces outstanding success on the court, in the classroom and in the community. I look forward to seeing our men’s tennis program sustain that excellence for years to come.”
Clancy Shields: “I want to thank Dave Heeke and our administration for their tremendous support and entrusting me to lead this incredible program. I’m very excited and grateful to be coaching here at the University of Arizona. This place is special; from our staff to our student-athletes, to the incredible community, it is an honor to call Tucson home. I want to thank our student-athletes and coaches for all the hard work they have put in to elevate this program to where it is today. They have built a championship culture that attracts greatness and we are all excited to keep building this for many years to come.”
Info was used from a UA press release