LAIE, Hawaii – Dr. David Porter, BYU-Hawaii's head tennis coach, was awarded 2014 Hall of Fame Education Award on Saturday by the Tennis Hall of Fame in the Hawaii Pacific Section of the United States Tennis Association.
This award is given to an individual who has shown leadership and creative skills in areas such as instruction, writing, organization, coaching, and promotion of the game of tennis. This is the first such award by the Hawaii Pacific Section of the USTA.
Coach Porter passed the 1,000 win mark in the 2007-2008 season, coaching more wins in fewer contests than any coach in any sport in any division of NCAA history.
He has coached 11 NCAA and NAIA National Championship Teams and has the highest winning percentage of any NCAA women's tennis coach (.981).
In 2007, Dr. Porter was awarded the Educational Merit Award from the International Tennis Hall of Fame. He has been the President of the United States Professional Tennis Association which has 15,000 members.
Coach Porter has been named the National Coach of the Year seven times. He received the title of Alex Gordon Professional of the Year from the USPTA in 2012 and has also been named a Master Professional by the USPTA and an International Master Professional by the Registry of Professional Tennis in Spain.
Throughout all of his accomplishments Dr. Porter has kept a strong association with BYU-Hawaii, guiding the tennis teams to victory for over 20 years.