Bulls men's tennis coach Matt Hill resigns
USF men's tennis coach Matt Hill, who led the Bulls to their third consecutive American Athletic Conference title this past spring, has resigned after four seasons to re-start the program at Arizona State.
"Matt did an incredible job with our tennis program, both on and off the court, during his four years at USF,” Bulls athletic director Mark Harlan said in a news release. "We thank him for his dedicated service and for leading tremendous student-athletes in this men's tennis program to unprecedented success."
One of the more inspirational coaching figures on campus, Hill, who conquered bone cancer as a teen to become a Division II player, led the Bulls to the NCAA Tournament each of the last three seasons, highlighted by a Sweet 16 berth in 2015.
On his watch, No. 1 player Roberto Cid twice reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA men's singles championships.
"Matt is truly one of the bright young standouts in collegiate coaching, and we wish he and his wife, Katie, nothing but the best going forward," Harlan said. "I spoke to the team this afternoon and pledged that we will find a great leader who will help them continue their push to be among the nation’s best.”
At Arizona State, Hill essentially will be building a program from scratch. The university reinstated men's tennis in May after an eight-year hiatus.