Stanford added even more experience and tradition to its bench with the addition of coaching legend Frank Brennan joining the staff for the 2008-09 season. The move has paid dividends, with Brennan now entering his fourth season as the club's volunteer assistant coach.
Brennan is the winningest coach in program history, compiling a 510-50 overall record in 21 years while leading the Cardinal to 10 NCAA championships (1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1997 and 1999). During his time on The Farm as head coach, Brennan developed some of the finest collegiate players in the country, which resulted in nine NCAA singles and three NCAA doubles titles.
Brennan's coaching expertise once again proved valuable two years ago during the Cardinal's national championship campaign. Monitoring Stanford's lower half of the singles lineup and No. 3 doubles team, the Cardinal's No. 4-6 singles players finished 65-11 combined in duals while the No. 3 doubles team of Veronica Li and Carolyn McVeigh posted a team-best 23 dual match victories.
The ITA and Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 1999, Brennan also accumulated other numerous honors throughout his career. In December 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 1994) 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.
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. Additionally, he guided four Cardinal squads to perfect seasons.