New Mexico associate coach Roy Canada takes over
New Mexico coach Kathy Kolankiewicz is retiring. Associate head coach, Roy Cañada will take over the program for the 2009-2010 season.
June 30, 2009
Kathy Kolankiewicz ended her final season as the head coach of the University of New Mexico women's tennis team after 24 years. The team finished 10-14 overall and 4-4 in the Mountain West Conference. Kolankiewicz posted double digit wins each year she coached at New Mexico and ended her tenure with an all-time record of 356-236.
Kolankiewicz earned her 350th win with a 4-3 victory on March 19 against UT-Arlington. She retired as the winningest coach in program history and guided the Lobos to seven NCAA Championship appearances her last 13 seasons. From 1986-2009 Kolankiewicz took the women's tennis team to either the finals or semifinals of the conference championships.