Clancy Shields is in his second season as Utah State men's head tennis coach after being hired on May 2, 2013. Overall, Shields is the 19th head coach for the Aggie men in program history.
During his first season at the helm of USU's men's tennis program, Shields led the Aggies to a 9-16 record. The nine wins were the most for Utah State in three years, and he coached three players into double-digit singles wins, while posting a .600 home winning percentage.
Senior Fredrik Peterson, junior Marcus Fritz and freshman Sebastian Schneider were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes, while the Aggie men were named to the ITA All-Academic Team.
Utah State had six men's tennis players honored for academic excellence as four student-athletes earned academic all-Mountain West honors, while two men's tennis players were named Mountain West Scholar-Athletes.
Shields came to Utah State after spending time as an assistant men's tennis coach at Boise State from 2010-2013, helping the Broncos to back-to-back Mountain West Championships in 2012 and 2013. The Broncos advanced to their third NCAA Tournament with Shields in 2013.
During his four years as an assistant at Boise State, Shields helped coach 10 players to all-conference recognition, including the 2013 Mountain West Player of the Year as well as a Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year honor. In 2013, Shields was instrumental in helping BSU sign the No. 11 recruiting class nationally.
During his time in Boise, Shields was also the director of the Boise Junior Tennis Program from 2009 - 2013.
Prior to his coaching career, Shields was named the 2009 WAC Player of the Year at Boise State and earned all-WAC first-team honors for both doubles and singles play seven times throughout his collegiate career. Overall, Shields led the Broncos to three WAC titles (2006, 2007, 2009) and an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance. During his playing career, he was ranked as high as No. 17 in singles and No. 11 in doubles action in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association collegiate rankings.
Shields, who graduated from Boise State in May, 2010 with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology, was also a four-time academic all-WAC honoree and a first-team Academic All-American in 2007.