Devin Britton comes back to University of Mississippi as an assistant coach



by ROXANA JO

Devin Britton comes back to University of Mississippi as an assistant coach

University of Mississippi Ole Miss Rebels men's tennis head coach, Toby Hansson, announced that a former Ole Miss illustrious player, Devin Britton, will be an assistant coach for the new season. In the last 3 years, Britton was a student assistant while waiting to complete his degree, and he is now ready for an even more serious role in the coaching staff.

In the years between his Collegiate playing and getting a degree, Britton raised to the 119th position in the ATP doubles rankings, and also 378th in singles, winning one Futures title in single and 12 doubles crowns in Futures, with one Challenger as well.

In addition, as a NCAA champion, Devin get a chance to play in the main draw in 2009 US Open against the world number 1 Roger Federer, losing 6-1 6-3 7-5. In that season he also had notable junior results, moving to number 13 in the world, and he joins the Rebels that spring to become the youngest NCAA Division I champion, and only the 3rd freshman to achieve that feat.

He earned All-America honors and finished the season ranked 19th in singles. "We are very excited to announce that we get to keep Devin here at home at Ole Miss," Hansson said. "Over the past three years he has showed how much he cares about the success of this program and there is no doubt in my mind that he will help bring more national championships to Oxford." "It's an incredible opportunity to have been successful here as an athlete and now to be a coach here," Britton said.

"As a student assistant, I had the chance to work under two of the best coaches in Billy Chadwick and Toby Hansson, and I've learned a lot from them. I am excited for next season with the team we have coming back and the addition of a big-time player.

I am ready to get to work." ALSO READ: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders adds 3 players to their 2016-17 roster, 2 freshmen and a senior