Men's Tennis

Kyle Spencer
Kyle  Spencer

Last College:
USC, 1998

Assistant Coach


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Kyle Spencer was named assistant men's tennis coach at SMU in February of 2013.

The former Maryland head coach was voted the 2012 Wilson/ITA Atlantic Region Coach of the Year following the 2011-12 campaign. He was the first Maryland men's tennis head coach to win the award.

In 2011-12, Spencer guided senior Maros Horny and freshman Vlad Stefan to All-ACC honors, the first such honors for the Terps since 2002.

In 2010-11, Spencer guided the Terps' to the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history with a final record of 13-13. They finished the season listed 39th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings.

In 2009-10, Spencer led Maryland to its best start to a season since 1986, despite a relatively having a young roster. The Terps ended the season with a 13-13 dual record and reached as high as No. 62 in the ITA rankings.

Prior to coaching at Maryland, Spencer served as an assistant director of tennis for the Baylor Bears where he won the 2009 ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year. The Bears finished in the top 10 in each of the three seasons Spencer was on the coaching staff.

In addition, Spencer has coached on the ATP Tour, where one of his students, Robert Kendrick, made the second-highest jump on the tour for the 2006 season, jumping from No. 375 to 73 in a 10 month period.

Prior to entering the coaching ranks, Spencer had a successful collegiate career at USC, where he received All-American and Academic All-Pac-10 honors before graduating in 1998.

The Trojans made the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship twice during his four-year career, and he was also a member of the No. 1-ranked doubles tandem in the country.

Spencer represented his native Great Britain in doubles with partner Barry Cowan at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

Throughout his pro career on the ATP Tour, Spencer won seven pro titles and reached as high as No. 126 in doubles.

Following his pro career, Spencer returned to his alma mater and served as an assistant for two years (2004-05).

Spencer is married to the former Kacie Arnold.

For lessons, e-mail Coach Spencer at

Kyle Spencer - Timeline
As a coach:
SMU - Assistant Coach 2013
Maryland - Head Coach 2009-12 - voted the 2012 Wilson/ITA Atlantic Region Coach of the Year
Baylor - Assistant Coach 2006-09 - won 2009 ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year
USC - Assistant Coach 2004-06 - Reached 2004 Final Four
As a player:
2000 Olympics (Sydney, Australia) - Represented Great Britain in doubles with Barry Cowan
July 17, 2000 - reached highest ATP doubles ranking (No. 126 in the world)
1997 - finished season ranked No. 1 in ITA doubles rankings
1995-98 - Played at USC, was an All-American and Academic All-Pac-10
1995 - recruited by current SMU head coach Carl Neufeld to play at USC

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