Greg Patton
Greg  Patton

Head Coach

Alma Mater:
UC Santa Barbara, 1974


Broncos Head to MW Championship

Boise State will open Thursday morning against the Utah State Aggies.


Broncos Host Idaho in Home Finale

Boise State closes the regular season against the Vandals at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Appleton Tennis Center.


Broncos Come Up Short at New Mexico

Boise State lost a heartbreaker 4-3 Sunday afternoon at New Mexico.


Broncos Travel to Pepperdine and UCSB

Boise State closes six weeks on the road with final trip to Pepperdine and UC Santa Barbara this weekend.


Broncos Head to Blue Gray Classic

Boise State travels to Montgomery, Ala., this week for the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic


Men's Tennis on April 9, 2015

Bronco Weekly: Head coach Greg Patton recaps what the team has been up to these last couple of weeks and lets us know what the Broncos are looking to accomplish as the season gets closer to the Mountain West Tournament.


Bronco Weekly: Men's Tennis (Feb 27)

Head coach Greg Patton recaps how the Broncos did at the Blue Gray Classic, and looks ahead to this week's home matches against BYU, Utah, and Penn.


Bronco Weekly: Men's Tennis (Feb. 18)

Boise State head coach Greg Patton talks about the Broncos tough road season that they have started with, as well as talks about this weekend's trip to Alabama to try and repeat as champions of the Blue Grey National Tennis Classic.


Bronco Weekly: Men's Tennis (Jan. 16)

Head coach Greg Patton previews the Bronco's season, which starts this Sunday in Hawaii.


NCAA Review, Bettles Heads to Athens


Men's Tennis Drafts Samuel Lee

On April 25, 2016 Boise State's men's tennis team drafted Parma, Idaho's, Samuel Lee to the team as part of the Team IMPACT program.


Boise State Vs. Fresno State, 2015 MWT Quarterfinal

Boise State versus Fresno State men's tennis during 2015 Mountain West Tournament quarterfinals in Albuquerque, N.M.


Boise State Vs. New Mexico, 2015 MWT Semifinal

Boise State at New Mexico during the 2015 Mountain West Tournament semifinals at Albuquerque, N.M.


MW Championship: Boise State vs Nevada

Boise State men's tennis defeated Nevada 4-3, April 26, to claim the 2015 MW Championship.


Boise State Vs. Utah

Photo gallery for the Boise State versus Utah men's tennis match at the Boas Tennis Center on Feb. 27, 2015.


  • Two-Time NCAA/ITA National Coach of the Year
  • Five-Time ITA Region Coach of the Year
  • 15-Time Conference Coach of the Year
  • 21 NCAA Team Appearances
  • 24 Conference Tournament Championships
  • 113 All-Conference Honors (at Boise State)

BOISE STATE TENURE (1992-98 and 2003-present)

Boise State men’s tennis has become a familiar player on the national collegiate tennis scene thanks in large part to head coach Greg Patton, who is in his 22nd season overall at the helm of the program and 16th since he returned in 2003 after a short four year break to work with USA Tennis. During Patton’s tenure he has led Boise State to 16 NCAA Tournament appearances, 14 conference tournament titles in four different leagues and an overall record of 448-199.

Patton has put together an impressive 799-392 career record over 37 years as a collegiate head coach, which currently ranks him first nationally for most wins by an active NCAA Division I men’s tennis coach and fourth all-time.

Since returning to Boise State in 2003, Patton has guided the team to four-consecutive Mountain West Tournament Championships (2012-15) during its first four seasons in the conference. He also earned Western Athletic Conference titles in four of nine seasons (2003, 2005-07), as well as a WAC regular-season championship in 2009.

During Patton’s 21-year tenure with the Broncos he has coached five players to All-America status, including Luke Shields twice in singles (2005 and 2007) and once in doubles (2005), Thomas Schoeck in doubles (2005) with Shields, Guillame Bouvier in singles (2004), as well as the doubles team of Ernesto Diaz and Albin Polonyi (1996). In addition, he has coached six conference players of the year: Ernesto Diaz (Big Sky 1996 and Big West 1997), Luke Shields (WAC 2007), Clancy Shields (WAC 2009), James Meredith (WAC 2010) and Andy Bettles (MW 2013). He has also coached five conference freshman of the year, while 44 of his players have combined for 113 all-conference honors (81 first team and 32 second team).

While successfully leading the Bronco program, Patton has captured many individual honors including being inducted into four different hall of fames: UC Irvine Athletic Hall of Fame (2000), Boise State University Athletic Hall of Fame (2001), Idaho Tennis Association Hall of Fame (2013) and USTA Intermountain Region Hall of Fame (2015). He has been named the NCAA National Coach of the Year (1997), USPTA College Tennis Coach of the Year (2013), Intercollegiate Tennis Association Region Coach of the Year five times (1994, 1997, 2004, 2012, 2014) and a conference coach of the year 10 times spanning four leagues: Mountain West (2012), Western Athletic Conference (2005-07 and 2009), Big West (1997) and Big Sky (1993-96). In addition he has received the USTA Intermountain Tennis Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2013), Keys to the City of Boise (2013) and the USTA/NCAA National Community Service Award twice (1997 and 2003).

Patton is credited with turning Boise State into a national tennis power since his arrival in 1993. In his first season at the reigns of the Broncos, Patton led the team to its first conference championship since 1974. His success did not stop there as Boise State won the Big Sky four consecutive seasons (1993-96) and the Big West Championship its first year in the league (1997). During the 1997 season Boise State was ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation and went to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships, finishing fifth in the process.


Patton has been the U.S. Collegiate Masters’U Team co-coach for eight years (2009-16) where he has helped guide the team to seven world championships in 2009 and 2011-16, as well as one runner-up finish in 2010.

Following the 1998 season at Boise State, Patton accepted a position as a coach with the U.S. Junior National team program. Patton coached at the junior level from 1998-2003 leading the National Boys’ 14s to the 2003 World Cup Championship, defeating teams from Argentina and Spain in the process.

Patton also coached the junior national team from 1984-87 leading many junior players to top five world rankings. At the junior level, Patton helped groom some of the finest tennis players America has had to offer including Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Michael Chang, David Wheaton, and Malavai Washington.

Prior to becoming the head coach of Boise State in 1993, Patton coached at UC Irvine from 1979-92. During his tenure he led the Anteaters to nine Big West championships (1981, 1983-85, 1987-90, 1992) and multiple top 25 finishes in the final national rankings. He was named NCAA Coach of the Year in 1987 and was a five-time Big West Coach of the Year.

His first job as a coach was with his alma mater UC Santa Barbara from 1976-78 before spending time at CSU Bakersfield (1978-79) and then moving onto UC Irvine.


Patton played his collegiate tennis at UC Santa Barbara from 1972-74. Patton and his wife Christa have a daughter, Chelsea, and a son, Garrett. Chelsea played tennis at Eastern Washington University from 2010-13. Garrett played four years for Greg at Boise State 2011-15 where he was an all-conference player, he is currently the associate head coach at Cal Poly.

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