Salt Lake City, UT – Former Ute standout Slim Hamza will remain part of the Ute tennis team as a student-assistant coach during the 2015/2016 school year.
“We are very fortunate to retain Slim for our program,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu. “It’s a great opportunity for Slim to learn the coaching trade, while sharing his rich knowledge and great experiences with our student-athletes. It’s a real win-win situation.”
Hamza was forced to retire from competitive tennis last year due to a nagging back injury. During his time with the Utes, Hamza earned a career high ranking of No. 34 in the nation, reached the round of 16 at the All-American Championships, clinched wins over every team in the Pac-12 and is a three time All-Pac-12 honoree.
Slim, the most decorated athlete for Utah tennis since joining the Pac-12, is excited to continue establishing Utah’s program in the Conference of Champions.”It’s an honor for me to still be able to contribute and help out the team,” said Slim Hamza. Especially with the new outdoor facility, I’m thankful for the opportunity and I am looking forward to this year, ready to learn something new every day.”