UT Math Professor to be Named to Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame

Published: May 1, 2009

University of Tampa Associate Professor of Mathematics Brian Garman is among nine individuals who will be inducted to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Men’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame.


Garman, who will be inducted as a contributor, has served as an NCAA assistant referee since 1980 and serves as the assistant director of the USTA Boys’ 18s & 16s National Championships, which is held annually in Kalamazoo, MI. He is also the inventor of the Garman System, a computer system for scheduling matches, which is widely used throughout the U.S.


The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at College Station, TX during the NCAA Tennis Championships.


A graduate of Cornell University, Garman received his master’s, specialist’s and doctoral degrees from Western Michigan University. Garman began his career as a theoretical mathematician, but his interests have evolved into using known principles of mathematics to solve everyday problems.


At UT, Garman teaches courses including precalculus, calculus, discrete mathematics, probability and mathematical statistics, complex analysis, graph theory and modern abstract algebra.


Players Byron Black (USC), Wayne Black (USC), Greg Holmes (Utah), Bruce Manson (USC), Jose Noriega (San Diego), Brad Pearce (UCLA), Peter Rennert (Stanford) and Paul Torricelli, former tennis head coach at Northwestern University, are also being inducted.


For more information, see www.itatennis.com/AboutITA/HOF.htm. The ITA Men’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame is housed at the University of Georgia’s Henry Field Stadium in Athens, GA.