The ITA Division I Men’s National Team Indoor Championship is a National Championship that welcomes 16 of the top men’s teams from across the country to battle it out on a national stage. Now heading into its 50th year, the ITA Division I National Men’s Indoor Championship has seen the likes of players such as John McEnroe, John Isner, Kevin Anderson, JJ Wolf, and most recently Ben Shelton all compete. The tournament has also been witness to ITA Men’s Hall of Fame members including former Illini Head Coach Craig Tiley.  

Tiley led the Fighting Illini to the ITA Division I National Team Indoor Championship titles in 2003 and 2004. In 2003, his team continued on in dominant fashion by also taking the NCAA Men’s Tennis National title with a perfect 32-0 record. Combined with their record from 2002, Tiley coached Illinois to the program’s longest consecutive win streak in NCAA history at 64 matches. 

As the head coach of the Illini from 1992-2005, Tiley held a career record of 274-77 (.781) and guided the team to nine Big Ten regular-season titles and six Big Ten Tournament championships. Tiley was a two-time Wilson ITA Division I National Coach of the Year (1999, 2003) and eight-time Big Ten Coach of the Year.  

Following his time at Illinois, Tiley served as the Director of Player Development for Tennis Australia. In 2006, he was named Director of the Australian Open and in 2013, was selected as the successor of the governing body that oversees tennis in Australia. Tiley also served as captain of the South Africa Davis Cup team from 1998-2001. Tiley was inducted into the ITA Men’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in 2010. 

For more information regarding the 2024 ITA Division I National Men’s Team Indoor Championships, visit the tournament event page.  

About the ITA Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association Men’s and Women’s Halls of Fame aspire to preserve and celebrate the history and further the development of intercollegiate tennis through the collection of historic memorabilia and with inductions of notable players, coaches, and contributors.

About the ITA – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is the governing body and coaches association of college tennis, both an advocate and an authority for the sport and its members. Comprised of 1,260 colleges and universities, 20,000 student-athletes, 1,700 varsity programs, 3,000 coaches, and 1,350 college tennis officials, the ITA empowers college tennis coaches at all levels to deliver vibrant tennis programs that are vital to their college communities and transformational to their student-athletes. Follow the 2023-24 college tennis season on the ITA website and ITA social channels on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.

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