Former University of Kentucky tennis player Matt Emery has joined Cedric Kauffmann's staff as an assistant, the Wildcats' new head coach announced Tuesday.
Emery, the son of former longtime UK coach Dennis Emery, served as a volunteer assistant for the Cats last season.
"Matt was born to be a collegiate coach with his ability to relate to players and his endless knowledge of the game of tennis," Kauffmann said. "Matt has incredible experience after serving as a volunteer assistant with us last year and a very successful stint as an assistant coach at Maryland. We are both alumni of this great university and know what it means to wear Kentucky across your chest."
Emery played for the Cats from 2001-05, helping UK to the NCAA Tournament all four seasons.
Emery ended his career with 58 singles wins and 36 doubles wins.
"It's an honor to return to my alma mater and have the privilege of contributing to a program and university which has played such an important role in my life," Emery said.