Dec. 2, 2013
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Doug Richards
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - Mark McGuigan, who has three years of experience as a head coach on the collegiate level, has joined the UCF men's tennis staff as an assistant, where he will work under head coach Bobby Cashman. McGuigan comes to UCF from the University of Montevallo, where he was the women's head coach.
He guided the Falcons to 10 victories during the 2013 season, including a program-record three Peach Belt Conference wins and the school's first win over a nationally ranked team.
"Running a program has been a huge benefit for Mark. He knows how to lead a team and provide motivation," Cashman said. "He understands team dynamics and his experience as a head coach is huge. Mark is professional and hard-working and we are extremely excited to have him join our program."
Montevallo increased its win total in every year under McGuigan.
"Coming to UCF is a great opportunity," McGuigan said. "The school and the athletics programs are growing and you can't help but want to be a part of what is going on here. I am excited to get going and help the program enjoy more success."
McGuigan came to Montevallo after serving as a men's and women's assistant coach at West Florida, his alma mater. He helped lead the Argonauts to the NCAA Tournament all three years as an assistant. In 2008, West Florida's women's program was a national quarterfinalist, while the men were national semifinalists.
He played four years at West Florida and was a member of the Argonauts' 2004 and 2005 national championship teams. In both 2006 and 2007, McGuigan helped West Florida advance to the national semifinals. He graduated from West Florida in 2008, receiving his bachelor's degree in health and physical education.