Men’s tennis coach named SEC Coach of Year
Head coach Manuel Diaz, who led the UGA men's tennis team to both the Southeastern Conference regular season and tournament championships, has been named the 2017 SEC Coach of the Year.
Diaz, who was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame earlier this year, led his team to its 28th SEC championship in 29 seasons as head coach. This marks the sixth time in Diaz's career that he has won the SEC Coach of the Year Award, with the last coming in 2007. The San Juan, Puerto Rico, native has compiled a 669-147 (.820) record during his head coaching career in Athens and has led the Bulldogs to four NCAA national championships (1999, 2001, 2007 and 2008).