Alison Ojeda just finished her third season as head coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols women’s tennis program. A third year is definitely the season in which you expect a coach to have their program rolling, and that is certainly the case with Ojeda.
UT saw Sadie Hammond and Kaitlin Staines become the first duo to compete at the NCAA Doubles Championships since 2013. They made the Round of 32. Meanwhile, the team made the second round of the NCAA Tournament. They also finished fourth in the SEC.
With a 20-8 record, the tennis team had its best regular season since 2003. Ojeda, meanwhile, was able to win the 2019 Ohio Valley Region Head Coach of the Year Award. Simply put, she was superb this year with her team.
The fact that Ojeda is down at No. 7 on this list shows you how good the coaching was for the Tennessee Vols this year. She won a coach of the year award and still had to be down here! However, it doesn’t take away anything from what she did.
We simply used the third year against her given the fact that the third year is when a program needs to be rolling. But Ojeda met expectations on that front, so there’s nothing to say against her coaching job.