After 26 years at the helm of the Auburn men's tennis program, coach Eric Shore is stepping down.
"After giving careful thought and consideration, I’ve decided to retire from coaching at Auburn,” Shore said. “I’ve been fortunate to work with a lot of great people. I want to thank all of the former players and assistant coaches for their contributions to the program. It’s been my privilege being their head coach. We did a lot of great things on and off the court over the years, and I’m proud of the many accomplishments.”
“I’d also like to thank Jay Jacobs, the entire Athletics Department, Auburn University, and the Auburn community for their support during the last 26 years. Auburn is a great place and I truly enjoyed my time here.”
Shore leaves Auburn with a shining legacy. He is the winningest coach in program history with a record of 359-293 record, and he guided the Tigers to 20 NCAA Tournament appearances, including three Sweet 16 and two Elite Eight trips.
“I appreciate and thank Eric for his long-time service to the Auburn men’s tennis program and Auburn Athletics,” said Auburn Athletics Director Jay Jacobs. “He is Auburn men’s tennis. Eric built the foundation of the program and has provided outstanding leadership for countless men that have played for him during the last 26 years. He will always be a part of Auburn and we wish him nothing but the best in his retirement.”
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