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Bryan Shelton

Bryan Shelton
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Country (sports) USA
Residence Gainesville, Florida[1]
Born (1965-12-22) December 22, 1965 (age 52)
Huntsville, Alabama
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Turned pro 1989
Retired 1997
Plays Right-handed[2] (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$1,220,283[2]
Singles
Career record 104-137
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 55 (March 23, 1992)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1991)
French Open 2R (1994)
Wimbledon 4R (1994)
US Open 2R (1989)
Doubles
Career record 94-129
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 52 (February 28, 1994)[2]
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1991, 1994)
French Open 3R (1990)
Wimbledon 3R (1994)
US Open 2R (1992, 1993, 1994)

Bryan Shelton (born December 22, 1965) is an American college tennis coach and former professional tennis player. Shelton played collegiately for Georgia Tech from 1985 to 1988, and then played professionally from 1989 to 1997.[1] He subsequently returned to his alma mater to coach the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women's tennis team,[1][3] which won the NCAA Women's Tennis Championship in 2007.[4][5][6] He is currently the head coach of the Florida Gators men's tennis team of the University of Florida.

Early years

Shelton was born in Huntsville, Alabama. For high school, he attended Randolph School in Huntsville.[7] He played for the Randolph Raiders men's tennis team, and won the Alabama high school singles championship as a senior in 1984.

College career

Shelton accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, where he played for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's tennis team from 1985 to 1988. Shelton was the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) champion in singles in 1985, and he and teammate Richy Gilbert were the ACC champions in doubles 1986.[1] He was recognized as an All-ACC selection during each of his four seasons as a Yellow Jacket, and was named an All-American in 1988.[1] Shelton won the United States Amateur Championships in 1985.[8] He graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering in 1989, and was inducted into the Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame in 1993.

Professional career

Shelton won two singles titles (Newport, 1991 and 1992) during his professional career. He also reached the mixed doubles final at the 1992 French Open, partnering Lori McNeil. The right-hander reached his highest individual ranking on the ATP Tour on March 23, 1992, when he became number 55 in the world; his highest doubles ranking, 52, occurred on February 28, 1994. He was inducted to the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006.[9]

Coaching

Shelton officially retired from the professional tour in 1997,[1] and was named a United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Coach, a position he held from January 1998 until June 1999.[1] Shelton coached MaliVai Washington, a 1996 Wimbledon finalist.[1]

Shelton became head coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women's tennis team in July 1999.[1] In his first season as coach at Georgia Tech, his team went to the second round of the NCAA tournament, upsetting the No. 25 Washington Huskies before falling to the No. 9 UCLA Bruins.[10] He was named ACC Coach of the Year in 2002,[1] 2005,[1][11] and 2007.[12] His 2007 team won the Yellow Jackets' third-straight ACC Championship.[12] They then won Georgia Tech's first NCAA-recognized team championship on May 22, 2007, by defeating UCLA in the finals of the NCAA Women's Tennis Championship.[4][5][6] Prior to his coaching tenure, the Georgia tech women's tennis team had never qualified for the NCAA tournament. Shelton was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Coach of the Year in 2007.[13]

On June 8, 2012, the University of Florida announced that Shelton had been hired as the new head coach of the Florida Gators men's tennis team.[14]

Coaching Record[15]

Year School (Women's) Overall Postseason
2000 Georgia Tech 14-8 NCAA Second Round
2001 Georgia Tech 11-12 NCAA First Round
2002 Georgia Tech 15-10 NCAA Second Round
2003 Georgia Tech 14-7 NCAA Second Round
2004 Georgia Tech 12-11 NCAA Second Round
2005 Georgia Tech 21-4 NCAA Round of 16
2006 Georgia Tech 23-6 NCAA Round of 16
2007 Georgia Tech 29-4 NCAA Champions
2008 Georgia Tech 22-6 NCAA Quarterfinals
2009 Georgia Tech 18-8 NCAA Round of 16
2010 Georgia Tech 19-10 NCAA Second Round
2011 Georgia Tech 13-10 NCAA Round of 16
2012 Georgia Tech 16-12 NCAA Round of 16
Year School (Men's) Overall Postseason
2013 Florida 15-11 NCAA First Round
2014 Florida 17-10 NCAA Round of 16
2015 Florida 14-9 NCAA First Round
2016 Florida 21-7 NCAA Quarterfinals
2017 Florida 19-10 NCAA Round of 16
Totals: 313-155

ATP Tour titles (4)

Singles wins (2)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0)
Clay (0)
Grass (2)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. July 8, 1991 Newport, U.S. Grass Argentina Javier Frana 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
2. July 6, 1992 Newport, USA Grass Austria Alex Antonitsch 6-4, 6-4

Singles finalist (1)

Doubles titles (2)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. February 21, 1994 Mexico City, Mexico Clay United States Francisco Montana United States Luke Jensen
United States Murphy Jensen
6-3, 6-4
2. December 30, 1996 Adelaide, Australia Hard Australia Patrick Rafter Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Doubles finalist (1)

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 Career SR
Australian Open A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 1R 0 / 6
French Open A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R A A 0 / 4
Wimbledon 1R 3R A 3R 2R 4R 2R A A 0 / 6
U.S. Open 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 0 / 7
Grand Slam SR 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 23

A = did not participate in the tournament

SR = the ratio of the number of tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Player Bio: Bryan Shelton :: Women's Tennis". RamblinWreck.com. Georgia Tech Athletic Association. Retrieved 2007.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Player Profile: Bryan Shelton". ATPtennis.com. ATP Tour.
  3. ^ Player Coach Mentor, Bryan Shelton Comes Full Circle. (September 12, 2008). In The Technique. Retrieved September 11, 2010 from http://smartech.gatech.edu/bitstream/1853/24893/1/technique_v94n8_2008-09-12-sports.pdf
  4. ^ a b "Georgia Tech Wins NCAA Women's Tennis Title". RamblinWreck.com. Georgia Tech Athletic Association. May 22, 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  5. ^ a b "Georgia Tech captures first NCAA women's tennis title". ESPNU. ESPN.com. May 23, 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  6. ^ a b "Georgia Tech wins women's title". Sports Illustrated. May 23, 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  7. ^ "Tennis Champion Bryan Shelton '84 Swings By Randolph". Randolph School. April 25, 2006. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  8. ^ "Hall of Fame Adds Five". Tech Topics. Georgia Tech Alumni Association. Fall 1993. Archived from the original on November 9, 2004. Retrieved 2007.
  9. ^ "HOF Member: Bryan Shelton". Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2007.
  10. ^ Williams, David (September 29, 2000). "Men's and women's tennis teams enter new era with fresh leadership". The Technique. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  11. ^ "Georgia Tech's Brian Shelton Named ACC Coach of the Year". USTA Southern. April 21, 2005. Retrieved 2007.[dead link]
  12. ^ a b "ACC announces All-conference Women's Tennis Team". hokiesports.com. Virginia Tech Athletics. April 19, 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  13. ^ "ITA Announces National Division I Award Winners". CSTV. May 22, 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  14. ^ Robbie Andreu (June 8, 2012). "Shelton takes UF men's tennis job". The Gainesville Sun. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved 2012.
  15. ^ "2017-18 Men's Tennis Coaching Staff - Florida Gators". floridagators.com. Retrieved .

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