After three years as head coach of University of North Carolina women's tennis, Roland Thornqvist has been named to the same position at the University of Florida.
In three years, UNC compiled a 42-30 record under Thornqvist and appeared in the NCAA Tournament all three years.
"The University of Florida offers the best opportunity for me and my family," Thornqvist said.
"I'm taking the No. 2-ranked team in the country and a team that's been in the top three in the nation for fifteen years. It's a challenge and an opportunity for me."
UNC finished the 2000-01 season with a 16-7 record, before losing in the second round of the NCAAs.
Florida finished the same season 21-3 and lost to top-seeded Stanford in the NCAA semifinals.
"Women's tennis at Florida is sort of like men's basketball at North Carolina," he said.
Thornqvist, a native of Stockholm, Sweden, played his freshman year at Elon College, where he won the NAIA singles and doubles championships, before transferring to UNC for his remaining three years.
He was a first-team All-American in 1992 and 1993, in addition to being the 1993 ACC Player of the Year.