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Nils Schyllander

 
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Nils Schyllander recently completed his 11th season as head coach of the University of Oregon men’s tennis program.

Schyllander has been at UO for a total of 17 years and is one of two coaches in ITA history to be named regional coach of the year for both a men’s and women’s team. He served as an assistant coach for four years and a head coach for three years with the women’s program before being named head coach of the UO men prior to the 2007 season.

Schyllander has posted a 156-113 (.580) record with the UO men and is one of only two coaches in program history (Buzz Summers, 1968-94) to reach triple figures in wins. For his career, he owns an all-time record as a head coach of 214-154 (.582) across. He earned Wilson/ITA Northwest Region Coach of the Year honors in 2014, and was the Pac-12 Coach of the Year for the 2016-17 season.

Schyllander has led Oregon's charge to prominence as the Ducks have established themselves as a consistent contender on the national stage. The native of Sweden has led the Ducks to six straight seasons of 15 wins or better and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament in three of the last four seasons. In 2016, Oregon advanced past the first round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history with a win over No. 23 Tulsa in the opening round.

Most recently, Schyllander led the 2017 Ducks to the first-ever back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearance in the history of the program, earning the honor of Pac-12 Coach of the Year in the process. For the second straight year, Oregon advanced past the opening round with a victory over No. 34 Memphis. The Ducks finished the year with a 19-7 record, tied with 2016 for the most wins under Schyllander, and recorded their best-ever Pac-12 finish in fourth. Oregon's .731 winning percentage was also the best for the program since the 1994-95 season (.757).

The Ducks slotted within the ITA top 25 for each of the final 12 rankings of 2017, the longest streak in program history. Oregon finished the year inside the ITA top 25 for the first time ever at No. 24, and they slotted in at No. 20 in the USTA final rankings. The Ducks added to their terrific season with a win over No. 15 Stanford on April 16, matching the highest-ranked win in program history.