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Emery announces retirement, press conference Tuesday morning

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Dennis Emery announced his retirement on Tuesday after 30 years as head coach of UK men's tennis. (Britney McIntosh, UK Athletics) Dennis Emery announced his retirement on Tuesday after 30 years as head coach of UK men's tennis. (Britney McIntosh, UK Athletics)
For the second time this summer, a University of Kentucky coaching legend has stepped down.

On Tuesday morning, legendary men's tennis head coach announced his retirement after 30 years in the position. Longtime track and field coach Don Weber did the same last month. Emery will remain with the athletic department, as Mitch Barnhart named him Special Assistant to the Athletics Director, a role that will involve fundraising.

Emery is the most successful coach in UK men's tennis history, and it's not even close. After his arrival in 1983, he led UK to two Southeastern Conference championships, 23 NCAA Tournament appearances and helped 19 Wildcat men to 38 All-America honors. For more on his announcement and achievements, check out our release here.

We'll have complete coverage of the joint press conference Emery and Barnhart will hold at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday to discuss the decision here on Cat Scratches and on Twitter @UKAthleticsNews.

WATCH THE LIVE STREAM OF EMERY'S PRESS CONFERENCE ON TUESDAY AT 11:30 A.M. HERE


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