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Name: Auld, Judy

Historical Note:

Judy Auld coached women's tennis at Southern Illinois University Carbondale from 1975-2004.  As head coach she posted a 405-332 record in 30 seasons.  Her achievements as coach include six 20-win seasons, 32 league champions in singles and doubles, and contributed 44 all-conference honorees.  Under Auld, women's tennis won Gateway Conference Championships in 1983 and 1985.  In 1988 she was named the Gateway Coach of the Year after leading the women's tennis team to a second place league finish.  At the time of her retirement she was the second-winningest coach in SIU sports history and the held the second-longest tenure among women's coaches at SIU.  She was inducted into the Saluki Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.

Auld's student-athletes have excelled off the tennis court.  For 7 consecutive years the Intercollegiate Tennis Association selected the tennis team to the ITA All-Academic Team.  Since 1993, Auld had 19 Missouri Valley Conference First Team scholar-athletes and 13 athletes received MVC honorable mentions.

Auld was originally from Decatur, Illinois.  She attended Southern Illinois University as a student from 1969-1972 and starred in four sports for the Salukis.  In tennis, she won an Illinois sectional title and was invited to the National Championships in 1970 and 1972.  In basketball, she was on three state title-winning teams and was a sophomore guard on the 1970 SIU team which finished fifth at Nationals.  In softball, she was a standout third-baseman for the 1971 Salukis who finished fourth at Women's College World Series.  She was also a member and captain of the field hockey team her senior year.


Tom Weber, "Women's Tennis Coach Judy Auld Retires After 30 Years and 400 Wins," June 8, 2004, (accessed January 27, 2016).

Judy Auld Bio, (accessed January 27, 2016).

Note Author: Matt Gorzalski

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