Dec. 7, 2011
NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma women's tennis head coach David Mullins announced the hiring of Cristina Moros as assistant coach Wednesday.
Moros will replace current assistant coach Brook Connelly beginning Jan. 1, as Connelly has decided to pursue opportunities outside of coaching.
"I am extremely excited and honored to start my college coaching career at such a prestigious university as OU," Moros said. "OU has a reputation of respect, responsibility and a passion for excellence that I am very eager to become a part of."
Moros joins the Sooners from Austin, Texas, with more than 12 years of coaching experience. Moros spent the last two years as the Director of High Performance at Advantage Doyle Tennis Academy, while serving as the volunteer assistant coach for the University of Texas women's tennis team.
"Cristina brings so much tennis playing and coaching experience with her to Norman," Mullins said. "I am thrilled that she has decided to make this move into college tennis."
Moros has coached at various tennis academies in Texas since her graduation from UT in 1999, including the Bollettieri Tennis Academy, Roddick Moros International Tennis Academy and the Austin Tennis Academy.
"We got extremely lucky to have someone with her kind of expertise join our program," Mullins added. "I am looking forward to learning a lot from Cristina in the months and years ahead and I believe we will make a great team."
Moros was a member of the 1995 National Champion team at Texas and was a five-time All-American during her collegiate career.
In her professional career, Moros was ranked No. 1 in the world in ITF Junior Doubles and the top 20 in singles. Moros was also ranked No. 1 nationally by USTA in three separate age groups throughout her career.
"I would just like to thank Brook for all her hard work and dedication to this program over the last three and half years," Mullins said. "It has been an extraordinary journey for both of us and something we will remember for the rest of our lives. She has made such a difference in the lives of everyone that has been a part of this program since her arrival and we are so grateful for everything that she has done for us. She will be sorely missed"