Erin Scott, who has a wealth of championship coaching and playing experience, enters her seventh season as head coach of the UTSA women's tennis program this season. Scott was named the third head coach in school history on Dec. 18, 2006.
In her first six seasons, Scott has mentored 11 Southland Conference All-Academic honorees, four All-Southland selections and one CoSIDA second-team Academic All-District VI selection. She guided the Roadrunners to the 2009 Southland Tournament Championship Match, a first for the program in six years.
UTSA nearly doubled its win total from the last two years combined after recording nine victories in 2012 and the Roadrunners made their return to the Southland Tournament. Isabelle Jonsson netted 14 wins and earned second-team All-Southland honors, while Jonsson and Kavya Menon were selected to the Southland All-Academic second team.
With limited upperclassmen in 2010 and '11, the Roadrunners recorded 10 victories.
In 2011, UTSA had a three-match winning streak from Jan. 30-Feb. 12 and the Birds ended the year by winning two of their final three matches, including a 5-2 triumph against Nicholls.
In 2009, the Roadrunners had their winningest season in six years, posting a 16-8 overall record and an 8-3 mark in conference play, which was good for a third-place tie in the league standings. UTSA, which advanced to the Southland Tournament Championship Match, won seven matches in a row from Feb. 15-March 18 and saw two players — Holly Phillips (No. 4 singles/No. 3 doubles) and Nathalie Wallin (No. 3 doubles) — earn first-team all-conference honors. Phillips posted a 16-match winning streak in singles play from Feb. 7-April 10 and went 10-1 in league contests. She and Wallin were a perfect 10-0 in conference play and the pair won their final 13 doubles tilts of the campaign. Phillips also earned CoSIDA second-team Academic All-District VI accolades in addition to first-team Southland All-Academic honors. Wallin was named to the circuit's top academic team as well, while Karen Scida was a second-team choice, which pushed Scott's total to nine in her first three seasons in the Alamo City.
UTSA won 10 matches and was 6-5 in conference play in 2008. After getting off to a slow start, the Roadrunners finished the season strong, winning six of their final eight matches. Scida earned second-team All-Southland honors at No. 1 singles in addition to first-team all-academic accolades. Other postseason award winners included Monika Drabkova and Phillips, both of whom were second-team all-academic selections.
The Birds posted a 12-9 overall record and 6-5 slate in league play in Scott's first campaign in 2007. Highlights of the year included a six-match winning streak from Feb. 10-March 10 and three players earning Southland All-Academic honors. Sandra Kukla and Scida were named to the first team, while Drabkova was a second-team selection.
Scott came to UTSA after three seasons as an assistant coach at Wisconsin. She joined the Badgers in 2003 after graduating from Washington with a degree in sociology. Wisconsin achieved a national ranking in the top 50 during the 2004-05 season and advanced to two Big Ten Tournaments and a pair of NCAA Championships during her stay in Madison.
The Agoura Hills, Calif., native attended the Palmer Tennis Academy in Tampa, Fla., from 1994-96 and the prestigious Evert Tennis Academy from 1996-98, where she was coached by John Evert, brother of the legendary Chris Evert. During her time at the Evert Academy, Scott represented the United States Tennis Association (USTA) at several worldwide junior tournaments beginning at the age of 14, including the Australian, French and U.S. Opens, the World Youth Cup in Switzerland and the NTT in Japan. She won numerous singles and doubles titles and at one point was ranked No. 1 in the nation for girls 16 and under.
Scott started her collegiate career at Florida in 1998 but transferred to Washington after two seasons. She was named co-captain during her senior year and led the Huskies to a second-place finish in the Pac-10 and a sixth-place showing at the NCAA Championships. She finished her final college season having lost only one dual match and played on four teams that ranked among the top 10 nationally.
She and her husband, Ryan, married in August 2009, and the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Easton, in May 2011.
The Scott File
· Hometown: Agoura Hills, Calif.
· Alma mater: Washington 2003
· Four All-Southland selections, including three first teamers
· 2009 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine second-team Academic All-District VI Holly Phillips
· Eleven Southland All-Academic honorees