LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming Athletics announced that head women’s tennis coach Dean Clower has received a three-year contract extension that will run through May of 2018.
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 in April. The contract extension will include a base salary increase of $60,000 which takes effect June 1, 2015.
“Coach Clower and his staff have done an amazing job with the Cowgirl tennis program,” Deputy Athletics Director Matt Whisenant said. “It's great to see the excitement surrounding the program and the people of Wyoming getting behind these coaches and student-athletes. He is doing it the right way and has built a foundation that will enable us to continue to contend for MW Championships.”
During the 2015 spring season, he helped the Cowgirls to a 15-6 record overall 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. 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.
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.
“I am very thankful to Tom (Burman), Julie (Manning), Matt (Whisenant) and the rest of the administration for the recognition I received after this past season,” Clower said. “We love Wyoming, UW and the Laramie community, we are proud to call this place home. With the extension of my contract and the support we have received, it looks like the Clower’s will be Cowboys and Cowgirls for a long time.”