Courtney Nagle is returning to Oregon as the team's women’s tennis coach.
The former Oregon player and volunteer assistant was hired to replace Alison Silverio, who left after four seasons to coach at Notre Dame. The Ducks went 16-10 last season, including a 5-5 mark in Pac-12 play, and reached teh NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row before defeating Tennessee for their first tournament victory since 2004.
Nagle has spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach at North Carolina, which went 122-12 in dual matches and won three Atlantic Coast Conference titles during that time.
“It’s an honor and a dream come true to step into this leadership role,” Nagle said in a statement. “My journey as a competitive player and coach has prepared me to lead our program into this next chapter of excellence.”
Nagle played at Oregon from 2002-05, arriving as a walk-on before earning a scholarship while leading Oregon to the NCAA Tournament in 2002 and 2004. She was the first doubles All-American in school history after reaching the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.
Nagle was a volunteer assistant with the Ducks in 2005 and 2010 before earning a full-time assistant job at Colorado State in 2011. She left to coach two seasons at Iowa before moving on to North Carolina.