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Shields named coach of the year

Fresno State men’s tennis head coach Luke Shields was named coach of the year on Friday after leading the Bulldogs to an 18-13 overall record and 5-2 in conference play.

Shields finished up his second year at Fresno State and is the first in program history to be named Mountain West Coach of the Year.

“This is an honor,” Shields said. “This is a reflection of the hard work that every single player on our team has put in throughout the season. Every award that this program receives, individual or not, is a reflection of this program and where this program is going.”

After finishing 10-17 last season, Shields led the team to its most wins in a season since 2012.

“I cannot put into words how hard this team has worked this season,” Shields said. “I have an amazing staff behind me and an amazing team with me.”