Monday's history lesson was on the retirement of Texas Tech men's tennis coach, Tim Siegel. Following 23 seasons, which included 12 NCAA post-season appearances, he decided that now was time for him to step down to spend more time with his family. All Tech athletic fans appreciate the hard work, and successes, that have occurred during his tenure at Tech. Below are a few videos of his reign.
This 2012 clip is from an interview following a match win over the Longhorns. Anytime I can throw in a video of the win over Texas, it's a must. That year Tim and his team did Texas Tech proud!
Also from the 2012 season is a video of Tech prepping for the 2012 NCAA Tournament. It may not be specifically about Coach Siegel, but it certainly shows some of the "fruits of labor" that his teams obtained 12 times throughout his 23 seasons.
All good things must come to an end. Above is the press conference where Tim Siegel announced that he will step down as the men's tennis coach.
Coach Siegel's 23 year run was, arguably, the most consistent run in Tech sports history. Players and fans never like to see a great coach leave. However, he left his team on a high note. Two consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament and a doubles team finish runner-up in the 2015 NCAA Tournament show that 23 years after Coach Siegel took the job, he still had his Red Raiders performing amongst the best in the nation. If that is not deserving of a GUNS UP, then I do not know what does deserve one. GUNS UP Coach Siegel!