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Van Emburgh resigns as UW men’s tennis coach

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MADISON, Wis. – Greg Van Emburgh, the head men's tennis coach at the University of Wisconsin for the last 10 years, has resigned his position, Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez announced Monday.

“I'd like to thank Greg for the work he has done with our men's tennis program over the last decade,” said Alvarez. “He is a terrific individual and did some great things elevating Wisconsin men's tennis. We wish him well as he moves to a new opportunity.”

Van Emburgh was 135-124 (.512) as the head coach at Wisconsin, owning UW's second-highest winning percentage among coaches with more than five years of experience. During his tenure, the Badgers made four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances from 2007 to 2010, including reaching the 2010 NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time in program history.

“I want to thank Barry and Marija Pientka for giving me the incredible opportunity to lead this program for the last 10 years,” Van Emburgh said. “This is a very difficult decision, but I have decided to move on and take a coaching position at a tennis academy. I want to thank all of my past and present student-athletes for their commitment to the program and to Scoville Jenkins for his loyalty this season. I am proud to have been a part of this great University and I wish nothing but the best for the UW athletic department and men's tennis program. Thanks for the memories.”

Individually, Van Emburgh has coached four All-Big Ten players who have accumulated nine such honors. That includes 2005 Big Ten singles champion Nolan Polley and the school's only four-time All-Big Ten selection, Moritz Baumann.

A national search for Van Emburgh's replacement will begin immediately.

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