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Pablo Montana

 
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Pablo Montana completed his third season as the head coach of the Delaware men’s tennis program in 2018-19 following his hiring in December 2016.

In his first season at UD (2016-17), the Hens posted their most wins (nine) since the 2010-11 campaign. Delaware also had a program-record five student-athletes recognized as ITA Scholar Athletes while the squad earned All-Academic Team honors.

The following year, Delaware posted its biggest turnaround in program history and reached its most wins in 44 seasons by finishing the campaign with a 17-8 record, a win-total good for second all-time. For his efforts, Montana was named the USTA Delaware District College Coach of the Year.

The success continued into Montana's third season as freshman Luis Molina captured the program's first-ever major award by winning 2019 CAA Rookie of the Year accolades. As a team, the Blue Hens registered 14 wins and saw six players with double figure singles wins.

Montana joined the Blue Hens after spending the previous 14 seasons as the women’s tennis head coach at California University of Pennsylvania, where he built one of the nation’s elite Division II programs.

A two-time ITA National Coach of the Year, five-time ITA Regional Coach of the Year and eight-time PSAC West Coach of the Year, Montana was the winningest coach in program history with an outstanding record of 276-83 (.769) from 2002-2016. Cal U posted 12 straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the quarterfinals seven times in eight seasons from 2007-14.

Montana led the Vulcans to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championship in each of his last 10 seasons and mentored eight different ITA All-Americans in his last nine years.

In addition to the success on the court, Montana guided his squad into a premier program in the classroom. In each of his last 10 years, the Vulcans earned ITA All-Academic honors with 39 players receiving ITA Scholar-Athlete status. Cal U also featured a CoSIDA Academic All-District® selection four times in his last five years, highlighted by Franziska Steinhardt becoming the first Academic All-American in program history.

A three-time All-American at Tennessee from 1993-96, Montana was also a three-time All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection, earning first team honors in both singles and doubles play in 1996. Montana and doubles partner Chris Mahony earned the No. 1 ITA national doubles ranking after claiming the prestigious Rolex Intercollegiate National Indoor Championship title. The pair ranks second in Volunteers’ history with 75 career doubles wins.

He played on the professional tour for two seasons and ranked as high as 368 on the ATP tour world doubles rankings.