Florida Tech’s Bill Macom Named USPTA Florida College Coach of the Year
By Florida Tech // June 10, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech head men’s and women’s tennis coach Bill Macom has been named the United States Professional Tennis Association Florida Division College Coach of the Year.
It is the third time in his FIT career that Macom has been bestowed with this prestigious honor and first since 2013.
“USPTA Florida has played an important role in my coaching career,”said Bill Macom.
“I am certainly honored to be recognized by the organization. Our team worked very hard this season on and off the court and it showed in improved rankings and high GPA’s. We play in an incredibly deep tennis conference and region.”
“I am happy that both teams were able to make a significant turnaround in 2015 not only in the form of winning percentage, but by competing at a very high level,” said Macom.
In his 10th season at the helm of the Panther tennis program, Macom led the FIT men to a 13-10 record, while the women’s team finished 14-10.
That was quite the turnaround from the 2014 season, where the men went 6-13 overall and the women finished 10-13.
The men ended the 2015 season slated 37th in the ITA rankings and ninth in the south region. The Panther women finished the season ranked 42nd in the nation and 10th regionally.
Additionally, Natasa Vukovic was slated 17th in the region, while Vukovic and Chloe Chanley were tabbed eighth among doubles teams in the south region.
Despite the recent recognition of the 2014-15 season, Macom and the Panthers are already looking ahead to next season’s campaign.
“With the incoming recruiting class and the majority of our entire starting lineups returning, assistant coach Ken Obermeier and I are really looking forward to seeing how the 2016 season comes together.”