Thomson named new women’s tennis coach

Tyler Thomson has been named as the fifth head coach in the history of University of Minnesota women’s tennis, Women’s Athletic Director Chris Voelz announced today.

Thomson was an assistant coach at the College of William and Mary prior to his arrival at Minnesota.

As an assistant coach at William and Mary since 1997, Thomson assisted in three NCAA Team Tournament appearances in 1998, 1999 and 2000, including a quarterfinal finish in 1998.

Thomson has coached three All-Americans, six ITA Scholar-Athlete All-Americans and 10 ITA nationally-ranked players. Among team honors, Thomson received the ITA East Region’s assistant coach of the year in 1999.


Griak named to USTCA
Hall of Fame


Roy Griak, University cross country and track and field coach for 33 years, has been selected as one of five individuals to be inducted into the United States Track Coaches Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place on Dec. 1 in Mobile, Alabama.

When Griak stepped off the track for the last time in 1996, Minnesota honored its legendary coach by naming the nation’s largest annual cross country meet, formerly the Minnesota Invitational, after Griak.