May 17, 2012
SKILLMAN, N.J. - California men's tennis assistant coach Tyler Browne was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Northwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year on Tuesday, May 15. The fourth-year Golden Bear assistant has been instrumental in guiding the Golden Bears to consecutive NCAA round of 16 appearances under head coach Peter Wright.
As a former California men's tennis player and team captain Browne was elevated from his duties as an undergraduate student assistant and hired in the summer of 2008. He joined the staff with a year of experience under his belt as an active undergraduate assistant, where he helped Cal to a 13-11 overall record, and fourth place in the Pac-10 conference with a 4-3 mark. In 2008, the Bears received a bid to the NCAA tournament for the eighth consecutive season, and advanced to the second round.
Browne posted a 72-59 overall singles record and added 46 doubles victories in four years as a player. He was ranked as high as No. 56 in singles and No. 12 in doubles with partner Conor Niland. As a junior, he was selected to the 2006 All-Pac-10 team and received honorable mention in 2007. Browne served as the team captain during the 2006-07 season and was an active member of the Bear Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
A native of Walnut Creek, Calif., Browne received a degree in sociology in 2008 and currently resides in Berkeley, Calif.
The 14th-seeded Bears (14-11) will meet third-seeded and second-ranked Virginia (26-1) in the round of 16 of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on Friday, May 18, at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. local). Please visit www.NCAA.com for more information.