Bruce Berque, former interim head coach and associate head coach at The University of Texas, has been named the fifth head coach in the 74-year history of the Longhorns Men's Tennis program, Vice President and Athletics Director Chris Del Conte announced Thursday.
After beginning this season as associate head coach, Berque was named interim head coach midway through the year and guided the Longhorns to a 15-2 record the rest of the way, including the 2019 National Championship, which the team won on Sunday against Wake Forest at the USTA National Campus in Orlando. Berque was also named the 2019 Big 12 Coach of the Year and oversaw numerous individual student-athlete awards in the Big 12 this season including Co-Player of the Year Christian Sigsgaard.
Berque just completed his fifth season overall with the program, including over three years as associate head coach and one as a volunteer assistant. Prior to the National Championship, he helped lead Texas to the NCAA quarterfinals in 2017 and the NCAA round of 16 in 2016 and 2018.
Prior to Texas, Berque served 10 seasons (2005-14) as the head coach at Michigan. He took the Wolverines to the NCAA Championships in his final nine seasons in Ann Arbor and led Michigan to the NCAA round of 16 in 2008.