Bill Maze is in his 16th season as the UC Davis women's tennis head coach as well as his fourth with the program as an official Division I member. His career has included continuing a strong Aggie tradition of success in tennis. UC Davis visited the NCAA D-II Championships in each of his first eight seasons, advancing to the quarterfinals five times. From 2003-07, UC Davis went through a four-year transition from Division II to Division I.
Under Maze, the Aggies have gone 164-141, including a 48-16 mark in conference matches. UC Davis captured the California Collegiate Athletic Association title three times from 1999 to 2004.
In 2001, the Aggies went 19-8, including an 8-0 ledger in CCAA matches. The win total equalled that of the 1999 squad - the most of any Maze-coached team at UC Davis. For his part, Maze earned CCAA Coach of the Year for a third consecutive season.
Maze came to UC Davis from nearby University of the Pacific in Stockton, where he was the head coach of the women's team for five years. At Pacific, he took an unranked team that had finished sixth in the Big West Conference to a second-place conference finish four of the five years he was there.
The Tigers also ended the 1994-95 year ranked 34th nationally in the Division I poll. That finish earned Maze honors as the Big West Conference's Co-Coach of the Year.
Previous to his coaching years, he was the Director of Tennis at the Harbor Bay Club in Alameda from 1985-90. He also played the pro circuit from 1978-84, competing in all four Grand Slam tournaments.
Maze was an outstanding juniors player, capturing the national 16-and-under title in Kalamazoo, Mich. in 1972. He went on to Stanford, where he earned his B.S. in economics in 1978 Under the tutelage of Cardinal coach Dick Gould, Maze was a three-time All-American, playing No. 1 doubles with John McEnroe as a senior. In 2005, Maze brought his former teammate to play an exhibition match and help dedicate the Marya Welch Tennis Center.