Erin Boisclair named head women's tennis coach
By Brian Hernandez
UTSA Associate Sports Information Director
(Dec. 19, 2006)--UTSA Athletics Director Lynn Hickey announced Monday the hiring of Erin Boisclair (pronounced BO-clair) as head women's tennis coach. Boisclair, who officially starts Monday, Jan. 8, is the third head women's tennis coach in the program's history.
"We're excited to be to bring in someone of Erin's caliber who has great playing experience and coaching skills," Hickey said. "She's played and coached at a national level, so she knows what it takes to build a competitive, winning program."
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"I'm thrilled about becoming the new women's tennis coach and excited to start my head coaching career at UTSA," Boisclair said. "I'm excited about the opportunity to work with great student-athletes and I can't wait to start the season."
Boisclair comes to UTSA after three seasons as an assistant coach at Wisconsin. She joined the Badgers in 2003 after graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in sociology. Wisconsin achieved a national ranking in the top 50 during the 2004-05 season and advanced to two Big Ten Tournaments and a pair of NCAA Championships during her stay in Madison.
The Agoura Hills, Calif., native attended the Palmer Tennis Academy in Tampa, Fla., from 1994 to 1996 and the prestigious Evert Tennis Academy from 1996 to 1998, where she was coached by John Evert, the brother of the legendary Chris Evert. During her time at the Evert Academy, Boisclair represented the United States Tennis Association at several worldwide junior tournaments beginning at the age of 14, including the Australian, French and U.S. Opens, the World Youth Cup in Switzerland and the NTT in Japan. She won numerous singles and doubles titles and at one point was ranked No. 1 in the nation for girls 16 and under.
Boisclair started her collegiate career at Florida in 1998, but transferred after two seasons to Washington. She was named co-captain during her senior year and led the Huskies to a second-place finish in the Pac-10 and a sixth-place showing at the NCAA Championships. She finished her final college season ranked 61st in the nation in singles and lost just one dual match.
UTSA, which returns seven letter-winners from last year's squad, opens the 2007 season Jan. 27 at SMU.