May 25, 2007
ATLANTA – On the same day that his team earned the 2007 NCAA National Championship for Women’s Tennis, Georgia Tech head coach Bryan Shelton was named the Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year, as announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Shelton, in his eighth year at the helm of the women’s tennis program, guided his team to a school-record 29 victories, including 21-straight to end the season, culminating with the Institute’s first NCAA Team Title in history.
After leading the team to a record-breaking win over Stanford University en route to the ITA National Team Indoor Title in February, the Yellow Jackets captured their third-consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference Championship before advancing past the NCAA Sweet-16 for the first time in history.
A former Yellow Jacket All-American that played on the Flats in the late 1980’s, Shelton is the program’s all-time leader with 139 coaching wins since returning to his alma mater as a coach in 2000. Over the last three years, he has guided the Jackets to three-straight ACC Championships and NCAA Sweet-16 appearances, as well as both the indoor and outdoor national titles in 2007.
In his career, he has earned ITA South Region Coach of the Year on two occasions and has been named the ACC Coach of the Year three times.