Trittenwein Named Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Former University of Texas-San Antonio head men's tennis coach, Dr. Oliver Trittenwein, has been named the head coach of the USC Upstate men's and women's tennis programs.
Trittenwein spent 12 seasons at the helm of the Roadrunners tennis program before resigning to pursue other opportunities. During his 12 seasons at UTSA, Trittenwein's teams won 133 matches.
"It is a joy to be at a program like USC Upstate and I am looking forward to getting to know all of the players," said Trittenwein. "We have a good group of kids here and I am excited about getting things going and competing for a conference crown."
During his time in San Antonio, Trittenwein had one newcomer of the year and three freshmen of the year selections. In 2000, Frederik Darmont earned Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year honors. Jonas Hoglund (2003), Andrew Moreira (2006) and Rodrigo Morgado (2007) all earned Southland Conference Freshman of the Year honors.
"We are very excited to have Coach Trittenwein join our staff," said Upstate Director of Athletics Mike Hall. "Coach Trittenwein comes to us highly recommended by many competing tennis coaches from around the country. His teams have been very successful on the courts and in the classroom. We are confident that the tennis programs will continue to have success under his watch."
Trittenwein had a total of 50 players earn all-conference honors during his tenure at UTSA. He had 30 individuals earn First-Team All-Conference accolades, while 20 were honored as Second-Team All-Conference.
He earned Southland Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2001 after leading the Roadrunners to a 13-11 overall record. The team claimed the 2001 regular season championship and followed that up a season later as they claimed the 2002 tournament championship.
In his final season as the head coach, the Roadrunners won the 2010 Southland Conference tournament championship as the No. 2 seed. In the NCAA Tournament, UTSA fell to No. 3 Texas, 4-0, in the first round.
Trittenwein will begin his Spartan coaching career on Jan. 16, 2011, when the men's team travels to Atlanta, Ga., to face Georgia Tech.