Owen Hambrook has served as head men’s tennis coach for over a decade and stands third all-time in victories at the school with 112. After leading the team to a 10-win improvement as interim coach, he was awarded the job permanently and has continued to improve the program ever since. The 2006 squad won 13 times and continued to successfully defend its home courts with a 9-1 mark at the Fertitta Tennis Complex. In fact, the UNLV men boast a shiny 59-19 home record under Hambrook. In addition to being named ITA Mountain Region coach of the year in 2007, his squad produced the first conference Player of the Year in six seasons, and sent both a singles player and doubles team to the NCAA Championships in 2011.
Prior to taking over the men's squad, Hambrook spent four years as an assistant with Lady Rebels tennis, including serving on the staff of the 2003 MWC regular-season champions, and the 2000 and 2002 league tournament champion women's teams. Hambrook joined UNLV after having served as director of the state's largest junior program — the Junior Tennis Academy at the Sports Club of Las Vegas from 1996-2000. Previously, the certified tennis professional worked as the tennis pro at the MGM Grand Hotel for two years. Hambrook is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University and played tennis collegiately for three seasons.
- B.S., Northwest Missouri State University