Former Blue Raider All-American David Mc-Namara returns for his fifth season assisting head coach Dale Short in 2006-07, including helping with practices, individual workouts and conditioning work.
McNamara and doubles partner Julius Robberts won the All-American Hardcourt Championships in 1997 in Austin, Texas, and climbed as high as No. 2 in the nation. The pairing twice qualified for the NCAA Championships, in 1997 and '98, reaching the second round in 1998 in Athens, Ga.
The Melbourne, Australia, native ranks third all-time in combined wins as a Blue Raider with 179. He is fourth in singles victories (85) and third in doubles triumphs (94).
McNamara finished his eligibility in 1998 and set off for the next four years on the ATP tour, traveling the world while winning 13 doubles titles. He played in the 2000 Australian Open and also won one singles title in August 2001 in Bath, England.
He left Middle Tennessee just one semester short of graduation and returned in 2002, finishing his degree in Exercise Science. He received his master's in Sports Management in May 2005 and took a teaching position in upstate New York before returning in January, 2006, to Murfreesboro.
During his tenure as an assistant, the Blue Raiders claimed their first Sun Belt championship