Stockton, Calif. - University of the Pacific Director of Athletics Ted Leland has announced the hiring of Charlotte Scatliffe as the newest Women's Tennis Head Coach. Scatliffe takes over for former head coach Bob "Chino" Chiene, who guided the Tigers to a pair of perfect finishes in the Big West over his nine years at the helm of the Pacific program. Scatliffe will assume control of the women's program on September 1 as she leads the Tigers into the new 2012-13 tennis season.
"As I look back at my time spent in Santa Barbara I reflect on the eight years of passage from where a seed was nurtured and has now blossomed. It is here that I have found my calling: to be Head Women's Tennis Coach," stated Scatliffe. "I am honored to plant myself at the University of the Pacific where I believe I will continue to flourish and bloom along with the wonderful people of the University of the Pacific and their community at large."
"We appreciate the job Chino has done here at Pacific," said Leland. "He has done an outstanding job with our student-athletes and we wish him well."
"We are excited about the enthusiasm and leadership that Charlotte brings to Pacific," said Leland. "She has been a wonderful leader on the court and as a coach at UC Santa Barbara. I am looking forward to watching her guide Pacific Women's Tennis as we transfer from the Big West to the West Coast Conference."
Scatliffe comes to Pacific after nearly a decade among the ranks of the Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara. Most recently, Scatliffe spent the 2011-12 season as the Gauchos Interim Head Coach as she took over the program after three years as a Gaucho assistant. In her one season at the helm of the Gaucho program, Scatliffe guided her women to 5-3 record in the Big West Conference and a semifinal showing at the conference championship tournament. Prior to her stint at the top of the program, Scatliffe spent three years as a Gaucho assistant. Among her duties as an assistant coach was creating a culture of academic success, a position she excelled at as she molded the Gauchos into the top academic team in the Big West over her final three seasons as a coach.
Additionally, Scatliffe worked as a tennis pro at Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club in Goleta. She also worked for the Santa Barbara Tennis Patron, traveling to various elementary and junior high schools in the Santa Barbara and Goleta area, teaching children tennis during their P.E. time.
A four-year letter-winner for the Gauchos from 2004-2008, Scatliffe earned All-Big West honors in doubles three times. In her four years of competition, Scatliffe won nearly 50 doubles matches and 40 singles matches. A native of San Bernardino, Calif., Scatliffe graduated from UCSB with a BA in sociology in 2008.