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enters his first season as a strategic development volunteer assistant coach for the Duke men’s
tennis team following a successful three-year coaching stint as the head men’s
tennis coach at the University of Maryland.
Maryland head coach was voted the 2012 Wilson/ITA Atlantic Region Coach of the
Year following the 2011-12 campaign. He was the first Maryland men’s tennis
head coach to win the award.
In 2011-12, Spencer
guided senior Maros Horny and freshman Vlad Stefan to All-ACC honors, the first
such honors for the Terps since 2002.
Spencer guided the Terps’ to the NCAA tournament for the first time in school
history with a final record of 13-13. They finished the season listed 39th
in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings.
Spencer led Maryland to its best start to a season since 1986, despite a
relatively having a young roster. The Terps ended the season with a 13-13 dual
record and reached as high as No. 62 in the ITA rankings.
coaching at Maryland, Spencer served as an assistant director of tennis for the
Baylor Bears where he won the 2009 ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year. The
Bears finished in the top 10 in each of the three seasons Spencer was on the
In addition, Spencer
has coached on the ATP Tour, where one of his students, Robert Kendrick, made
the second-highest jump on the tour for the 2006 season, jumping from No. 375
to 73 in a 10 month period.
entering the coaching ranks, Spencer had a successful collegiate career at USC,
where he received All-American and Academic All-Pac-10 honors before graduating
made the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship twice during his four-year
career, and he was also a member of the No. 1-ranked doubles tandem in the
represented his native Great Britain in doubles with partner Barry Cowan at the
2000 Olympics in Sydney.
his pro career on the ATP Tour, Spencer won seven pro titles and reached as
high as No. 126 in doubles.
pro career, Spencer returned to his alma mater and served as an assistant for
two years (2004-05).