Butch Newman begins his 22nd season as head tennis coach at Trinity and his 17th season as both the men's and women's head coach.
The last 3 years, he led the men's tennis team to the NCAA Quarterfinals.
In 2000, Newman led both teams to the NCAA Division III National Championship, marking it the first time in history that a school won both Division III tennis titles.
Newman led the women's team to 13 consecutive Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference titles through the 2006 season. The men's team has won 12 of 14 SCAC titles, including 11 in a row from 1996-2006, advancing to the playoffs for 12 straight years.
Newman was named the ITA Men's Division III Coach of the Year in 1994, and the West Region Women's Coach of the Year in 1996. He has also earned SCAC Coach of the Year 7 times for both men's and women's tennis combined.
Before coming to Trinity full time, Newman was the director of tennis at the Dominion Country Club in San Antonio from 1984-87. A native of San Antonio, Newman earned his bachelor's degree from Trinity in 1965. He then served in the United States Marine Corps for three and a half years, attaining the rank of captain.
After leaving the Marine Corps, Newman was the assistant tennis pro at the San Antonio Country Club for one year. He served as the director of tennis at the T Bar M Racquet Club from 1970-74, before taking the head tennis pro position at Brook Hollow Golf Club. He worked at Brook Hollow until his appointment at the Dominion.
As a player, Newman's 53-2 singles record at Trinity is the best in school history. He was captain of the U.S. Junior Davis Cup team from 1961-63 and coached the squad in 1965. Newman, a two-time all-American, along with doubles partner Chuck McKinley were Trinity's first tennis all-Americans in 1963.
During his career he played many world-class tournaments, including Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, and captured 14 national singles and doubles titles. Newman is also a member of the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame.
In addition to his coaching duties, Newman teaches several physical education courses and serves as the campus sponsor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.