David Mullins, the 2008 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Assistant Coach of the Year, has been named the head women's tennis coach at the University of Oklahoma. Mullins just completed his third season as the assistant coach for the women's team at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Mullins helped lead the Wildcats to at least the round of 16 of the NCAA championships in each of his three seasons. In 2007, he was named the ITA Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year. During his stint , Northwestern posted a record of 77-12. Mullins' three years of success began in 2006 when Northwestern advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament and captured a doubles title. The Wildcats went to the round of 16 in 2007 and returned to the quarterfinals in 2008. Mullins went to DePaul for the 2005 season after working in his native Ireland as an assistant tennis professional at Donnybrook L.T.C. in Dublin for two years. With Donnybrook, he worked with elite junior Irish tennis players and also assisted with the Irish National Team. Mullins has traveled throughout the world with some of Ireland's top professionals and juniors at various ITF and ATP events. As a collegiate player at Fresno State, he was a second-team All-WAC honoree in doubles and advanced with doubles partner Peter Luczak to the NCAA Tournament where the duo earned All-America honors and a No. 9 national ranking. Mullins graduated from Fresno State with a degree in Business and Finance in 2001. Professionally, Mullins was ranked as both a singles and doubles player and was a member of Ireland's Davis Cup team. He played in Davis Cup competition from 1999-2004 representing Ireland against Ukraine, Hungary, Greece, Egypt and Slovenia. Mullins and his wife, Laura, have one child, Liam. Mullins replaced Mark Johnson, who retired after the 2008 season, his 20th at OU.