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 Patric DuBois

Patric DuBois, whose 17 year collegiate coaching career includes leading Northwestern State University to a Southland Conference title before he picked up 11 more Southland Conference titles and 5 NCAA Tournament appearances coaching at the University of Texas-Arlington.

DuBois enters his 9th season (1989-1994, 2006-2010) at Northwestern State University with a 9 year stint at the University of Texas-Arlington between stops(1994-2003).  DuBois came back to Northwestern State University in 2003 to become the Director of Wellness and Recreation and manage the ultra modern 8.3 million dollar wellness facility on the campus of NSU.  DuBois took on additional duties as the Head Womens Tennis Coach in June of 2006.

At NSU his teams won several awards for academic achievement.  He coached Lludmila Pavlov to an ITA ranking of #33 in the country and the doubles team of Karen Bacon/Emily Nichols to an ITA doubles ranking of #20 in the country.  That trio was the cornerstone of the Lady Demons Southland Conference Championship in 1994.

Moving on to the University of Texas-Arlington, DuBois took over a Men's Team that had never won a Southland Conference Championship.  They went on to win 6 championships in the next 9 years.  In 2002, he coached Andy Leber to a #2 national ranking, 44-3 singles record, All-American status, and the NCAA National Senior player of the year award as well as the prestigious Dan Magill Player of the year award.  After graduating his top 3 players that year, DuBois finshed off his career at UTA in 2003 by leading his team to another SLC Championship and NCAA tournament.  They lost a heartbreaker in the first round to the #2 ranked team in the country, Baylor University, by a 4-3 score. 

In 1997 he was named the Director of Tennis where he took on additional duties of Head Womens Tennis Coach.  The women had never finshed higher than 8th in the Southland Conference.   In his third season as Womens Coach, the UTA women launched a 46-match winning streak in conference play, winning 4 conference championships and making 3 NCAA appearances. 

His overall coaching record is 311-204, including a 139-42 mark in Southland Conference matches.  DuBois has been named Southland Conference "Coach of the Year" 8 times and his teams have won 8 Southland Conference Tournament Championships to go with 11 regular season titles.  He has coached more than 76 athletes who have earned first or second team All-SLC honors, including 10 Southland Conference Tennis "Athletes of the Year".