Tennessee names Chris Woodruff men's tennis coach


1:23 p.m. ET May 19, 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Woodruff, a former NCAA singles champion at Tennessee, will be the new men’s tennis coach at his alma mater.

Tennessee announced Friday that it has selected Woodruff to replace Sam Winterbotham, who was fired May 4 after 11 seasons. Woodruff will receive a five-year contract with an average base salary of $141,000.

Woodruff has been part of Tennessee’s coaching staff since ending his pro career in 2002. He spent two seasons as a volunteer assistant before being promoted to assistant coach in 2004. He had been Tennessee’s associate head coach since 2006.

Woodruff won the NCAA singles title in 1993 and was ranked as high as 29th during his professional career. He reached the 2000 Australian Open quarterfinals and was part of the 2000 U.S. Davis Cup team.

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