Kenny Doyle is in his sixth season as head coach of theTennessee Tech tennis team, earning Ohio Valley Conference Coach ofthe Year honors in both 2012 and 2013.
A veteran coach, he came to the universty in 2009 and coached boththe men’s and women’s teams in his first year.
Prior to his arrival at Tech, Doyle was an assistant tenniscoach at Winthrop University for three years and former head coachat Campbell University for 10 years.
Doyle, 57, began his position at Tech on August 6, 2009.
In his first two seasons, Doyle’s squad went 20-14 overalland 11-3 in OVC play. In both seasons, Tech earned a first-roundwin at the OVC Tournament, but fell in the semifinals.
In Doyle’s third season, the Golden Eagles finished withan 11-8 overall record and went a perfect 8-0 in conferencematches. Doyle was awarded 2012 OVC Coach of the Year.
In 2012-13, after a grueling non-conference schedule in whichthe team was winless, Doyle’s squad did an abrupt about-faceand rolled through the OVC unbeaten with a 9-0 record. That alsoearned him OVC Coach of the Year laurels.
His teams have also enjoyed a high level of success in theclassroom. Several members of the Golden Eagle squads have beennamed each year to the OVC Commissioner’s Academic Honor RollThe TTU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll has consistenlyincluded several tennis players each semester.
Doyle enjoyed a high level of success in both his roles as ahead coach and assistant coach.
A 1980 Campbell graduate with a degree in businessadministration, Doyle worked for four years in private businessbefore embarking on his coaching career in 1985 when he was namedhead coach of the men’s team at his alma mater.
His men’s team at Campbell reeled off a string of 31consecutive Big South Conference dual match victories between 1988and 1994, winning four league titles.
In 1990, he was also given the reins of the women’s teamand went 71-22 with two championships and three second-placefinishes. Overall, he led the Fighting Camel squads to six BigSouth Conference championships and was named the league’sCoach of the Year in 1989, 1990 and 1993.
He posted a combined 190-131 men’s and women’srecord while at Campbell, and his 1993 women’s team wasconsidered one of the nation’s top 40 programs. Under hisdirection, Campbell’s teams produced 44 all-conferenceplayers and earned Player of the Year honors eight times. One ofhis women’s team members was named All-America and fourplayers earned national rankings.
In addition to their success on the court, Doyle’s teamsat Campbell also notched winning marks in the classroom with 35student-athletes named to the conference honor roll and one namedCoSIDA Academic All-America. Twice his teams ranked first among allof Campbell’s athletic squads for highest combined teamgrade-point average. One of his players won the Big South Award forAcademic Excellence and finished first in the Campbell graduatingclass. Another of his players finished third in the graduatingclass a year later.
Doyle left Campbell after the 1995 season, and following 12years in private business he returned to collegiate coaching in2007 as assistant coach at Winthrop. He helped the Eagle teamsenjoy a high level of success in the Big South Conference duringhis three years on the staff. The women’s team won theregular season title all three years, and after a second placefinish in 2007, the team won league tournament championships twiceand advanced to the NCAA tournament. The men’s squad won the2007 regular season crown and was conference tournament runner-upall three years.
During his undergraduate days, Doyle was a four-year lettermanfor Campbell and was named the
Doyle is married to the former Cathy Oliver and has two grownsons, Nick and Christopher.