Head Coach Greg Munoz Records 100 Career Wins With GW Men's Tennis
Two-Time A-10 Coach of the Year Has Propelled Colonials' Program onto National Scene
March 3, 2014
WASHINGTON - After defeating East Carolina and completing the 3-0 weekend sweep on Sunday, eight-year Head Coach Greg Munoz recorded his 100th career victory with the George Washington men's tennis program.
Heading into the weekend with a 2-4 record, the Colonials knocked off No. 70 Charlotte (4-0), No. 60 UNC Wilmington (4-0) and East Carolina (4-1) to improve to 5-4 and secure Coach Munoz's 100th victory.
"The team knew what it was up against this weekend and everyone stayed mentally strong and proved how good they really are," Coach Munoz said. "These exciting moments are what keep me going as I am always excited for the next big thing. Achieving that 100th win makes defeating a team like UNC Wilmington that much more memorable. I am so proud of what these guys did this weekend. Assistant Coaches Anthony Lee and Philippe Oudshoorn kept them prepared for this weekend and they deserve a lot of credit in helping me achieve this milestone."
With an overall record of 100-68, Coach Munoz has propelled GW onto the national scene as his squad wrapped 2012-13 with a No. 73 national ranking for the first time. The two-time A-10 Coach of the Year has guided the Colonials to four straight conference championship title matches and back-to-back league crowns in 2011 and 2012, while also making NCAA Tournament appearances during both of those seasons and reaching the 17-win plateau.
Under his vision, Coach Munoz has had 30 student-athletes named to A-10 All-Conference Teams, while four were named Most Outstanding Rookie Performers of the Year. He has coached consecutive conference rookies of the year in Francisco Dias (2012) and Danil Zelenkov (2013), and Dias became the first-ever A-10 men's tennis student-athlete to earn the distinction as both the conference's Most Outstanding Performer and Most Outstanding Rookie Performer following the 2011-12 season.
Coach Munoz also saw Erik Hannah ('11) post a perfect 30-0 record against conference competition during his career with the Colonials. Additionally, then-junior Nikita Fomin wrapped his first season in Buff and Blue with a No. 100 national singles ranking.
Matching its excellence on the court, Coach Munoz's program has been awarded with GW's Men's Team Academic Excellence Award four times and the ITA All-Academic Team honors five times, while he also coached two ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District II student-athletes. Under his guidance, 2012 MVP Ugur Atalay ('12) was named the recipient of the A-10 Sportsmanship Award. Atalay and Hannah were both recipients of GW's J. Dallas Shirley Outstanding Senior Male Student-Athlete award, given annually to a graduating male who excels in athletics, academics and community service, during their respective senior seasons.
A 1992 graduate of Binghamton, Coach Munoz was the East Regional Senior Player of the Year and an NCAA singles qualifier from 1990-92.
Coach Munoz goes for victory 101 when GW travels to Annapolis, Md., on Saturday, March 8 for a 12 p.m. match at Navy.
Coach Munoz's Year-by-Year Records