SEARCY, Ark. (HARDING) - After 39 seasons as Harding's head tennis coach, David Elliott will retire at the end of the 2013 season.
Elliott became the head coach of Harding's men's tennis program in 1975 and has coached the women's program since its inception in 1991. During that time, Elliott has won 733 men's matches and 401 women's matches for 1,134 total, one of the highest totals in collegiate tennis history.
"The time went really fast," Elliott said. "I never really anticipated going anywhere else. I pretty much made the commitment that I would be at Harding as long as they would have me."
Elliott's teams have won 10 conference championships. Harding's men have made nine appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament and the women's team has appeared in seven national tournaments.
Elliott's teams, who have never had a losing record in any season, have always been known for their mix of American and international players.