1st Lt. Tyler McClung Named Assistant Men's Tennis Coach
Sept. 18, 2008
1st Lt. Tyler McClung returns to the Air Force Academy this fall as the assistant coach for the men's tennis program, according to head coach Rich Gugat. McClung, a 2005 graduate and four-year letterwinner in tennis at the Academy, has been stationed at McChord Air Force Base in Washington since his graduation.
McClung, a two-year captain for the Falcons, enjoyed a very successful tennis career at Air Force. He was a two-time all-Mountain West Conference selection in both singles and doubles and is No. 3 on AFA's career list for dual match doubles victories with 72, including 51 at the No. 1 position.
During his senior campaign, McClung paired with Shannon Buck to produce a 19-3 overall doubles record and a 14-2 mark at the No. 1 spot. They made a great run that season at the Icy Hot/ITA Men's All-American Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn., winning five straight matches, including two against top 10 teams, before falling in the quarterfinals of the main draw.
McClung, a native of Puyallup, Wash., earned all-conference honors in both singles and doubles as a junior after posting an impressive 24-13 overall singles record. He was 18-8 in dual matches and shared a17-8 doubles record with Buck. As a sophomore, he teamed with Eric Pittman for a 24-5 overall doubles record and a 21-4 mark at No. 1 doubles. They finished the season ranked No. 5 in the Mountain region and selected to the All-MWC team.
Prior to his return to the Academy, McClung was assigned to the 62nd Contracting Squadron at McChord AFB. For the past year he oversaw the contracting squadron system administration as well as the Government Purchase Card Program. He also served as the lead contracts officer for the 2007 Air Mobility Command Rodeo and was named Contracting Squadron Junior CGO (Company Grade Officer) of the Year in 2006 and `07.
McClung and his wife, Nicole, were married in July of 2006.