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Tim Siegel to return as head men's tennis coach

Provided by Texas Tech Athletics:

Texas Tech Men's Tennis Head Coach Tim Siegel will continue as head coach of the Red Raider program, announced Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt.

Siegel, who originally announced that he would retire at the conclusion of the 2013 season, has decided to forego his retirement.

"After several discussions with the athletic administration and my family, I feel the decision to retire was premature. What I realized is I still have a tremendous amount of passion to coach, teach and develop student athletes," said Siegel. "With the support of my wife and children, I look forward to continuing to coach Texas Tech University. I love this university from the bottom of my heart.

"I cannot wait to get started with next year's team. It is a team built on freshmen and sophomores. I am as hungry and as energetic as when I arrived in 1993."

Siegel was 15-11 last season and finished the year ranked 51st in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Top 75. His squads have been continuously ranked in the ITA Top 75 since March 14, 2002, a period of more than 11 consecutive years.

Last season marked the seventh time in the Siegel era that the Red Raiders won 15 matches in a season, as well as his 11th winning season in the last 12 years under his direction.

Siegel, who has a career men's coaching record of 298-224, will begin his 22nd season at Texas Tech and his 25th overall this fall. He also coached the SMU women for two seasons (1991-92) and the Texas Tech women (1997-98). His career combined record is 348-264.

A two-time Big 12 Coach of the Year honoree, Siegel has produced 14 NCAA Championship teams, a pair of All-Americans, five Academic All-Americans, 33 All-Big 12 performers, 50 Academic All-Big 12 honorees and 22 Big 12 position champions.

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