Eric Shore

Head Coach
24th Season

Brett Hawke
Eric Shore, Auburn's all-time winningest men's tennis coach, enters his 24th season on the Plains during the 2013-14 season. After posting an 13-11 record in 2012, Shore now holds a 318-252 career record at Auburn for a .568 winning percentage.

Since beginning his Auburn coaching career before the 1991 season, Shore has established Auburn as one of the top programs in the country, averaging nearly 14 wins per season with 19 NCAA Tournament appearances.

Shore became the all-time winningest men's tennis coach in Auburn history on Feb. 5, 2005 as he guided his squad to a victory over Samford to capture win No. 193. Shore passed former head coach Hugh Thomson's 192 career wins as the latter was head coach from 1982-1990. He picked up his 300th win with the Tigers on March 16, 2012, with a 7-0 win over Central Florida.

Since coming to Auburn in 1990, Shore has guided the Tigers to five top-15 finishes and 19 NCAA tournament appearances in the last 20 years, including three Sweet 16 appearances and two top-eight appearances.

Under Shore's guidance, the Tigers have had 20 All-America selections and 31 All-SEC honorees. In addition, 32 Tigers have participated in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships since Shore came to Auburn.

At the 2005 Wimbledon Championships, former Auburn great and Shore-coached Stephen Huss rewrote history, along with partner Wesley Moodie, by becoming the first qualifiers ever to capture the Gentlemen's Doubles Title. Huss also became the first Auburn tennis player ever to win a Wimbledon title.

Last season, the Tigers clinched their 15th straight NCAA Tournament appearance. Auburn fell in the first round to No. 39 NC State 4-1, while Andreas Mies and Daniel Cochrane competed in the NCAA Championships in singles and doubles. Mies advanced to the quarterfinals in singles, while the paired teammed in doubles and advanced to the quarterfinal round. Coach Shore

The 2002 season proved to be one of Auburn's most successful as Shore led the doubles team of Andrew Colombo and Mark Kovacs to the NCAA title. The duo went on to earn the honor of ITA Doubles Team of the Year. In the same season, Auburn advanced to the team quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships for the third time in school history, defeating East Tennessee State, Mississippi State and Washington before falling to #4 UCLA in the quarterfinal round. Shore also led the Tigers to the quarters in 1998, defeating Illinois in the Sweet 16. In addition to the many honors Shore's athletes have earned, he has also coached 24 players ranked in the final top 50 season rankings, including 16 ranked in the top-25 in singles and doubles.

A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Shore graduated from Francis Marion College in Florence, S.C., in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. While at Francis Marion, Shore finished his playing career ranked 20th nationally in NAIA singles.

Immediately after graduation, Shore was employed as the assistant tennis pro at the Scarsdale Golf Club in Hartsdale, N.Y. After leaving New York, he returned to South Carolina to coach the men's and women's tennis teams at Francis Marion and worked as an assistant pro at the Florence Country Club.

In 1985, Shore took over as assistant coach at the University of South Carolina and was instrumental in helping the Gamecocks achieve a top-five national ranking in 1989. While at South Carolina, he earned a master's degree in physical education in 1990. Shore also served as coordinator of the United States Tennis Association Boys' National Intersectional Team Championships.

Shore and his wife, Ann, have two daughters, Brooke and Francie.


 Coach Shore
 Hometown  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
 College  Francis Marion University
 Family  wife, Anne
 daughters, Brooke and Francie
 Quick Facts
 As of May 30, 2014
 Head Coaching Career  24 seasons
 Career Record  332-266 (.555)
 NCAA Appearances  20
 All-Americans  20
 All-SEC Selections  33

 Coaching History
 1990-Present  Auburn - Head Coach
 1985-1990  South Carolina - Asst. Coach
 1984-1985  Francis Marion - Asst. Coach
 Head Coaching Record
 Year  School  Title  Rec.
 2014  Auburn  Head Coach  14-14
 2013  Auburn  Head Coach  13-11
 2012  Auburn  Head Coach  18-10
 2011  Auburn  Head Coach  16-10
 2010  Auburn  Head Coach  12-13
 2009  Auburn  Head Coach  14-11
 2008  Auburn  Head Coach  11-13
 2007  Auburn  Head Coach  15-10
 2006  Auburn  Head Coach  14-11
 2005  Auburn  Head Coach  13-10
 2004  Auburn  Head Coach  11-12
 2003  Auburn  Head Coach  16-10
 2002  Auburn  Head Coach  20-8
 2001  Auburn  Head Coach  14-10
 2000  Auburn  Head Coach  15-10
 1999  Auburn  Head Coach  7-16
 1998  Auburn  Head Coach  17-10
 1997  Auburn  Head Coach  16-10
 1996  Auburn  Head Coach  16-11
 1995  Auburn  Head Coach  10-13
 1994  Auburn  Head Coach  16-9
 1993  Auburn  Head Coach  7-14
 1992  Auburn  Head Coach  8-15
 1991  Auburn
 Head Coach  19-5
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