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Arkansas hires former Fla. coach for men's tennis

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FAYETTEVILLE (AP) - Arkansas has hired former Florida coach Andy Jackson as the Razorbacks' new men's tennis coach.

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long announced the hiring Tuesday. Jackson has 29 years of head coaching experience at Florida and Mississippi State, compiling a 496-234 record.

He's the only coach to win a Southeastern Conference tennis title at two different schools.

Jackson served as Florida's men's tennis coach from 2001 until his resignation in 2012. He was named the SEC Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2005 while leading the Gators.

Before that, he was at Mississippi State, coaching the men's team for 13 seasons and the women's team for five seasons. At Arkansas, Jackson replaces Robert Cox, who resigned last month to take an administrative job with the Razorbacks.

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