For the second time in three seasons, Florida Tech head men’s and women’s tennis coach Bill Macom has been named United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) College Coach of the Year for the Florida Division. Previously, he earned the award in 2010.
“It is certainly an honor to receive this award among all these excellent Florida USPTA members,” he said. “I was able to spend some quality time with many of them this month and gained some valuable information for the upcoming year.”
In his seventh season, Macom guided the men’s team to 14 wins, which was a seven-win improvement from 2011. Macom’s work with the women’s team led the Panthers to their fourth straight NCAA Division II Championship appearance. They ensured their fifth consecutive season of 15 or more wins by finishing at 16-9. This success translated into FIT earning its highest national ranking in the program’s nine-year history at No. 17 in the last Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II Poll.
In addition to receiving USPTA Florida Division Coach of the Year two times, Macom is a two-time recipient of the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/ITA Campus and Community Outreach Award. He has also won USPTA/Florida-Melbourne District Tennis Professional of the Year and the USPTA National College Coach of the Year.