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  Frank Brennan
Frank Brennan

Player Profile
Position:
Head Coach

With 10 NCAA championships (1982, ’84, ’86-’91, ’97 and ’99) and 510 career-victories to his credit, Frank Brennan developed a trademark for success with the Cardinal that is unmatched in collegiate women’s tennis. Over his 21 seasons on The Farm, Brennan developed some of the finest collegiate players in the country, which resulted in nine NCAA singles and three NCAA doubles titles.

The ITA and Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 1999, Brennan also accumulated other numerous honors throughout his career. In December of 2000, he was honored by both Wilson Sporting Goods and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (formerly the ITCA) as the women’s collegiate tennis "Coach of the Decade." It marked the second time Brennan received the award as he was recognized as "Coach of the Decade" for the 1980s, as well. In 1991, he again was honored as the Coach of the Decade by the NCAA as part of the NCAA All-Decade Team. The Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame member (February ’94) is also a five-time Pac-10 Southern Division Coach-of-the-Year honoree and winner of the 1998, 1999 and 2000 Pac-10 Coach of the Year award.

Brennan sports a phenomenal overall record of 510-50 (.911) during his 21 years at Stanford. In addition to the numerous national champions he has coached, Brennan tutored 40 players to 94 All-America selections and 22 players to 45 All-Pac-10 honors during his tenure. In ten of the Pac-10’s 14 years of sponsoring women’s tennis, a Stanford player has been named the Pac-10 Player of the Year. He guided four Cardinal squads to perfect records. In 1982, he guided the Cardinal to an unblemished 20-0 dual match record en route to its first NCAA title. The 1984 team amassed a 26-0 record and another NCAA championship. His ’89 and ’90 squads both posted perfect 29-0 marks while capturing Stanford’s fourth and fifth consecutive NCAA titles. The 1999 Stanford Cardinal team kept the winning tradition alive as it posted a 29-2 dual record on its way to the NCAA championship.

Frank Brennan at Stanford

  • Overall Record: 510-50 (.911), 21 seasons
  • Ten NCAA Championships: 1982, '84, '86, '87, '88, '89, '90, '91, '97, '99
  • Nine NCAA Singles Champions: 1982, '85, '86, '87, '89, '90, '91, '97, '00
  • 13 Straight Pac-10 Southern Division Team Championships: 1988-1999
  • One AIAW and three NCAA Doubles Champions: 1981, '84, '85, '90
  • Four Undefeated Seasons: 1982 (20-0), '84 (26-0), '89 (29-0), '90 (29-0)
  • NCAA Coach of the Decade: 1991
  • ITA/Wilson Intercollegiate Coach of the Decade: 1989, 2000
  • ITA/Wilson Intercollegiate Coach of the Year: 1982, '87, '88, '99
  • U.S.P.T.A. Coach of the Year: 1985, '87
  • U.S.P.T.A. NorCal Coach of the Year: 1980, '82, '84, '85, '86, '87
  • W.C.A.A. Coach of the Year: 1984, '85
  • Pac-West Coach of the Year: 1986
  • Pac-10 Coach of the Year: 1989, '90, '93, '95, '96, '98, '99
  • Northwest Regional Coach of the Year: 1998
  • NorCal Tennis Hall of Fame: 1994

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