San Angelo's Todd Petty steps down as Texas Tech women's tennis coach

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Texas Tech head coach Todd Petty looks on during the match against Oklahoma State on Friday, April 1, 2022, at McLeod Tennis Center in Lubbock, Texas.
Texas Tech head coach Todd Petty looks on during the match against Oklahoma State on Friday, April 1, 2022, at McLeod Tennis Center in Lubbock, Texas.

The Texas Tech Athletic Department announced Thursday that Todd Petty has resigned as head coach of the women's tennis team.

Petty, a native of San Angelo, had been the head coach of the Red Raiders since 2009 and led the team to the NCAA Tournament on a regular basis. During his 14-year tenure — 13 as the head coach — Texas Tech won three Big 12 regular-season titles, advanced to the Sweet 16 four times, and reached the Elite Eight three times.

Petty cited a desire to spend more time with his family and to transition away from coaching in the college ranks.

"I want to thank my players, staff and Texas Tech Athletics for the past 14 years," Petty said. "It's been a wonderful journey. I look forward to the future and what it holds but will always support the Red Raiders."

Petty was named Big 12 Coach of the Year three times in his career (2011, 2012 and 2017). He is the winningest coach in program history, compiling a record of 229-106.

Petty was an All-Southland Conference performer at the University of Texas at San Antonio as a player in 1999 and 2000. He transferred to Midwestern State and was selected as an ITA All-American and Lone Star Conference All-Academic honoree in 2002.

Petty started his coaching career as a graduate assistant for Midwestern State and helped lead the men's team to the NCAA Division II Tournament in 2003 and 2004.

This article originally appeared on Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: San Angelo's Todd Petty resigns as Texas Tech women's tennis coach