Doug Linden is entering his seventh year as the Oilers head men and women’s tennis coach during the 2019-20 campaign. During his tenure at UF, Linden has led the men's team to a 62-59 record and the women's squad to a 31-66 mark.
During his tenure with the programs, Linden has coached ten male athletes to first team all-conference accolades. He has also produced two second team honorees and four honorable mention selections. On the women's side, Linden has coached three first team all-league player, two second team all-conference player and three honorable mention picks.
During the 2018-19 campaign, Linden led the men's team to a 12-7 record and a runner-up finish in the G-MAC Tournament. Three of his athletes were named first team all-conference and Tomas Kmetko was voted the G-MAC Player of the Year, the first time an Oilers men's tennis player has recieved that distinction. He also led the women to a 9-9 mark as Samantha Sweet was named the G-MAC Player of the Year and Laiying Alvarado captured G-MAC Freshman of the Year accolades. The player of the year and freshman of the year honors were a first for the Oilers women's tennis program.
In 2017-18, Linden led the men's team to a 9-11 record while the women finished 10-9. The year before in 2016-17, Linden posted an 8-12 mark with the men and a 2-13 record with the women.
In 2015-16, Linden's men's team finished the year with an 11-12 record while the women's squad ended with a 1-12 mark. During the 2014-15 campaign, Linden led the men's team to a 10-9 finish while the women's squad ended the year with a 3-12 mark.
Linden had great success with the men's program during his first season as the Oilers finished with a 12-8 record. They also recorded a runner-up finish at the 2014 GLIAC Tournament, their highest placing ever at the event. He also guided the women's squad to a 6-11 record on the year.
Linden, who served as an assistant coach for both the men and women at Oberlin College during the 2011-2012 season, was the head coach at St. Mary Central High School in Sandusky, Ohio from 2008-12.
Linden also worked as the head tennis professional at the Baywinds Athletic Club from 2010-12 and was a coach at the Competitive Training Center from 2010-11.
As a player, Linden won an Ohio state championship in doubles competition during the 1981 campaign.