Boise State men’s tennis has become a familiar player on the national collegiate tennis scene thanks in large part to head coach Greg Patton, who is in his 20th season at the helm of the Bronco men’s tennis program. Patton has led Boise State to nine NCAA Tournament appearances in the past 10 years and eight conference titles since the beginning of his second tenure in 2003.
Patton has put together an impressive 774-359 record over 36 years as a collegiate head coach, which currently ranks him first nationally for most wins by an active NCAA Division I men’s tennis coach and fifth all-time. The majority of his success has come during the 19 years at Boise State, where he has posted a 423-166 record while winning 14 conference championships in three different conferences.
While successfully leading the Broncos program, Patton has captured many individual honors including being inducted to the Boise State University Athletic Hall of Fame (2001), UC Irvine Athletic Hall of Fame (2000), Idaho Tennis Association Hall of Fame (2013), the USTA Intermountain Region Hall of Fame (2015), NCAA National Coach of the Year (1997), USPTA College Tennis Coach of the Year (2013), Intercollegiate Tennis Association Region Coach of the Year (1994, 1997, 2004, 2012, 2014), Mountain West Coach of the Year (2012), Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year (2005-07, 2009), Big West Coach of the Year (1997), Big Sky Coach of the Year (1993-96), USTA Intermountain Tennis Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2013), Keys to the City of Boise (2013) and the USTA/NCAA National Community Service Award recipient (1997 and 2003).