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Jan Brogan
Position: Volunteer Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: San Jose State
Graduating Year: 1978
Experience: 29 Years

A legendary figure in the women’s tennis world, Jan Brogan returns to the Golden Bears as a volunteer assistant coach for the first time since her retirement as the program’s head coach after the 2006-07 season. Brogan’s name has long been associated with Cal women’s tennis, including her 29 years at the helm of the Golden Bear program.

During her tenure, Brogan with the help of a variety of assistant coaches and players built the Cal program into what it has become today. That legacy includes a trip to the finals in 1982, and 19 top-10 finishes since 1982. In 2006, Brogan guided Susie Babos to the NCAA singles championship and Zsuzsanna Fodor to the Pac-10 singles title. She also produced four national champion doubles teams, 61 All-Americans, 19 first-team All-Pac-10 selections and five conference player/team of the year honorees during her career. Most recently, Fodor claimed the Pac-10 Player of the Year award in 2006.

Brogan ended her Cal head coaching career with a 539-223 (.707) dual-match record, and notched her 500th career win in 2005 when Cal defeated Mississippi in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Upon her retirement, Brogan was just the fourth Cal coach to reach the 500-win plateau and the winningest coach in Cal tennis history.

She coached four NCAA doubles champions during her years with the Golden Bears, including back-to-back championships (1998-99) with the doubles tandem of current Cal head coach Amanda Augustus and former associate head coach Amy Jensen and the 2002-03 pair of Raquel Kops-Jones and Christina Fusano.

Brogan has received an impressive list of accolades. Her dedication to excellence earned her the Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year award in 1990 and four ITA Northwest Region Coach of the Year honors in 1988, 1991, 1993 and 2007. She has also been named conference coach of the year eight times during her career, six consecutive years from 1982-1987 ('82-86 NorPac, '87 Pac-10) and twice more in 1992 and '94 (Pac-10).

A successful teaching professional in Los Gatos before taking Cal's head coaching job in 1978, Brogan has been a member of the ITA Board of Directors, ITA Operating Committee, NCAA Championship Tennis Committee and the co-chair of the ITA Sport Science Committee. A former USTA junior national coach, Brogan received her first U.S. National team assignment in 1985 and in 1995 as the U.S. women's head coach at the World University Games.

Brogan is a Bay Area native. A graduate of San Jose State University in physical education, she completed her teaching credential in 1978. In 1998 she completed a masters degree in sports psychology at John F. Kennedy University.

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