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Jun 21, 2019

Matt Walters Joins Clemson Men’s Tennis Staff

CLEMSON, S.C. – Matt Walters has joined the Clemson men’s tennis staff as an assistant coach, Head Coach Robbie Weiss announced on Friday.

“We are very excited to welcome Matt to the Clemson Family,” said Weiss. “Matt brings to Clemson not only a tireless effort in developing high-caliber student-athletes but also a wealth of postseason experience, making him a great addition to our team.”

“When Robbie shared his vision for Clemson men’s tennis with me, I knew instantly that I wanted to be a part of the Clemson Family,” said Walters. “I look forward to investing in these young men on and off the court, while helping Robbie build Clemson back to national prominence.”

Walters arrives in Clemson after spending two seasons at the University of Central Florida as an assistant coach. The Knights went 26-21 during Walters time in Orlando with a 15-11 mark in 2018-19.

UCF recorded three straight victories over top 50 opponents this spring en route to an NCAA Tournament appearance and a No. 31 final ranking. Walters also coached UCF’s top doubles team to a NO. 17 ranking in the Oracle/ITA Division I Doubles Rankings.

Walters previous stops include a year at Mississippi State and a two-year stint at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. In his lone season as an assistant coach at Mississippi State, Walters guided the Bulldogs to a 21-9 overall record and an NCAA Tournament appearance.

While at the IMG Academy, Walters coached top ITF juniors including players who have participated in the Junior Wimbledon Championships and the U.S. Open Junior Championships.

No stranger to collegiate tennis, Walters was a four-year letterwinner at the University of Arkansas. He excelled on and off the court, earning a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll all four seasons, in addition to climbing into the ITA Doubles Top 40 during his senior year.

Walters graduated from Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in 2012.