LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Wyoming head women’s tennis coach Dean Clower, who recently led the Cowgirls to a spot in the Mountain West championship match, was named the MW women’s tennis coach of the year on Thursday. The award was selected by the league’s head coaches. It’s the first such honor given to a Wyoming women’s tennis coach.
Clower helped the Cowgirls to a 15-6 record overall during the 2015 spring season and a perfect 5-0 mark in league play. The 15-wins were the most in program history, while the five wins tied for the most wins in league play. The first-place finish in MW action was also a school best for a Wyoming tennis team. Four individuals garnered postseason honors this season including seniors Alma Espinosa and Christa Gecheva, sophomore Dorottya Jonas and redshirt freshman Magdalena Stencel.
Finishing his fourth season at the helm, Clower has an overall mark of 50-34 and an 18-7 record in league play. Earlier this season, he became the all-time winningest coach in school history and the 18 conference wins is the most ever in school history. At least two individuals have earned All-Conference honors in each of his four years.
Wyoming recently went 2-1 at the 2015 Mountain West Tennis Championships defeating the top-seeded Fresno State Bulldogs, 4-3, before falling in the championship match against New Mexico, 4-2.