Arron Spencer

Oregon men’s tennis head coach Nils Schyllander dipped into the UO alumni pool, announcing Spencer as new assistant coach.

Spencer, who played for the Ducks from 2002 to 2006, takes over the position vacated by Jonas Piibor, who took the head coaching job at Gonzaga after 10 seasons with the Ducks.

“I am truly excited to welcome Arron and his wife, Lauren, to the Duck family,” said Schyllander. “I have known Arron for nearly two decades and he is an amazing person who bleeds green and yellow. Our student-athletes will soar under his tutelage. With Arron on board, the future will continue to be bright for Oregon men’s tennis.”

Spencer, a Eugene native, has made two collegiate coaching stops during his career, most recently as an assistant at Arizona from 2013 to 2016. With the Wildcats, Spencer took the lead in recruiting while also organizing and scheduling all practices, travel and home events, among other duties. He will take on a very similar role for the Ducks.

“I want to thank Nils and deputy athletic director Eric Roedl for the amazing opportunity to be a part of the Oregon family again,” said Spencer. “It is truly a surreal feeling to be heading back to Eugene and the community that raised me. I cannot wait to get to work with our student-athletes and help build on the success that coach Schyllander, coach Piibor and the team have worked so hard for. Once a Duck, always a Duck!”

After leaving Arizona, Spencer spent eight months as a private coach in Scottsdale, Ariz., before taking over as the director of high performance at the Umpqua Valley Tennis Center for a year. Over the last few months, Spencer has been working as the head coach of player development at The Village DC Ranch/TPA.

Spencer got his first collegiate coaching job in August of 2011 at the College of Charleston, where he was the men’s and women’s assistant coach for two seasons. He served as the recruiting coordinator for both programs and was awarded the CofCFaculty award for outstanding service to first-year students.