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Coach Greg Patton began his first tennis coaching job at UC Santa Barbara in 1976, kickstarting a forty-two year career that would take him across the world and impact thousands of athletes along the way. Patton's coaching has impacted young tennis players on and off the court including some of the top players in today's world rankings. 

In the Spring of 2018,  Coach Patton retired from Boise State University, finishing his career as the winningest active collegiate tennis coach,  fourth in all-time victories (808) , and with 24 Conference Championships. 

Since retiring as a college head coach, Patton continues his near life-long journey in the world of tennis. Through camps and clinics, Coach Patton engages with tennis players of all ages and abilities. He also maintains a coaching position with the USA National Collegiate Team , where he continues to work with the top college players in the country. 

Off the court, Coach Patton continues to inspire and motivate teams, businesses, and other organizations through speaking events across the country. 

College Coaching 

  • UC Santa Barbara 

    • 1976-1978

  • CSU Bakersfield 

    • 1978-1979

  • UC Irvine 

    • 1979-1992

  • Boise State University 

    • 1992-1998 and 2003-2018


National Coaching 

  • USA National Collegiate Coach

    • 2009-present

  • USA National Coach 

    • 1984-1987 and 1998-2002

  • USA Pan American Coach

    • 1989, Havana, Cuba

  • World Team Tennis Coach for 13 years

    • WTT Coach of the Year (1993 & 1995)

Hall of Fames and Awards 

  • Coach Patton has been named to 5 Hall of Fames

    • Intercollegiate Tennis Association (2019)

    • Intermountain Tennis Association (2015)

    • Idaho Tennis Association (2013)

    • Boise State University (2001)

    • UC Irvine (2000)

  • NCAA Division I Coach of the Year

    • 1987 (UC Irvine)  and 1997 (Boise State) 

      • (Coach Patton is the only Coach to receive the Coach of the Year Award at two different schools.)

  • International Tennis Hall of Fame  

    • Tennis Educational Merit Award  (2015)

  • USTA/NCAA national Community Service Award  

    • (1997 & 2003)

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