Interim Head Coach
|Men's Tennis Coaches|
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Joe Vann is in his fourth year as the UT Tyler assistant tennis coach after helping to lead men's and women's programs to American Southwest Conference Championships in each of the past three seasons with 35 all-conference selections.
Vann, a 2009 graduate of UT Tyler returned to the position he held from 2007 to 2010 under coach Chris Bizot, with responsibilities including recruiting, player development and match scheduling.
During his time with the Patriots as a coach, Vann helped the men's team to two NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances and three American Southwest Conference championships. He also helped the women to three NCAA DIII Regional Semifinals and three ASC Championships.
In two seasons with UT Tyler as a player, Vann played No. 1 doubles and No. 6 singles and was named ASC East Division Honorable Mention and Academic All-Conference.
Vann helped start the ETBU tennis programs in 2012, helping the Tigers to historic success in his second year. Tyler Tolopka was named the ASC East Division Freshman of the Year in 2013 while the women's team posted an impressive 3.75 GPA over two years.
During his coaching career, which included a stop at NCAA D1 Austin Peay, Vann has coached seven NCAA DIII All-Americans, two Arthur Ashe Award winners, two NCAA D1 All-American Individual Tournament Qualifiers and 45 ASC All-Conference players.
Vann holds a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from UT Tyler with a minor in Science. He and his wife Jennifer have one daughter, Lillian.