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gouci
May 21st, 2009, 06:12 AM
This thread was started to talk about coaching changes in Division 1 women's tennis.

gouci
May 21st, 2009, 06:13 AM
DENVER – University of Denver women’s tennis head coach Amy Jensen has resigned after three seasons, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation and Ritchie Center Operations Peg Bradley-Doppes announced today.

Jensen posted a 53-18 mark with one Sun Belt Conference championship and back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances (2008 and 2009) during her three-year tenure at DU.

"I would like to thank the University of Denver for the opportunity to guide the women's tennis program over the last three years,” Jensen said. “Our girls have done an incredible job of taking this program to the next level. I am very proud of their efforts. I would also like to collectively thank the DU Athletics and Recreation staff. The success of our women's tennis program would not possible without incredible team support."

Jensen was named SBC Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year in 2008 after leading DU to its finest season with a 23-3 record, Sun Belt Conference championship and NCAA Tournament appearance. The Pioneers advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, marking its highest showing ever for NCAA Division I tennis, and reached a program-high No. 19 ranking.

This season, Jensen earned her second coach of the year honor after guiding DU to a second-place SBC finish. Denver (16-6) advanced to the NCAA Tournament, but was eliminated by No. 21 Mississippi, 4-1, in the first round of the Georgia Tech Regional.

gouci
Jul 1st, 2009, 02:04 AM
DENVER – Jeremy Wurtzman has been named head coach of the University of Denver women’s tennis program, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation and Ritchie Center Operations Peg Bradley-Doppes announced today. Wurtzman was an assistant coach for the DU men’s program from 2006-08 and at his alma mater Ohio State in 2008-09.

“We are really fortunate to bring Jeremy back to DU to lead our women’s program as head coach,” Bradley-Doppes said. “Jeremy helped the Ohio State men’s program reach the NCAA finals last season and did a great job assisting coach Danny Westerman in elevating our men’s program to the national scene. Jeremy is a rising star in the coaching profession and we welcome him back to DU.”

Wurtzman helped Ohio State to the Big Ten regular-season championship, Big Ten Tournament title and NCAA finals appearance against USC in 2008-09. He coached Bryan Koniecko to the ITA National Indoor title, and Ohio State achieved its highest team ranking of No. 2 in school history last season.

Wurtzman was an assistant coach under Westerman for two seasons. The Pioneers qualified for their first NCAA Tournament in Wurtzman’s second season in 2007-08. DU also achieved its highest team ranking of No. 37 and produced its first All-American in Adam Holmstrom. DU went 31-14 during Wurtzman’s two seasons and Westerman earned two Sun Belt Conference men’s coach of the year accolades.

“I am extremely excited and grateful to rejoin the University of Denver as head coach of the women’s tennis program,” Wurtzman said. “I want to personally thank Peg Bradley-Doppes for this incredible opportunity. I will work passionately and tirelessly to recruit and develop student-athletes that can help DU win conference championships and achieve national success. My wife, Gretchen, and I are looking forward to returning to DU and the Mile High City of Denver.”

Wurtzman joined the coaching ranks after a stellar playing career at Ohio State. He earned All-America honors and was the ITA National Senior Player of the Year in 2004. The three-time All-Big Ten selection was the ITA National Indoor champion in 2003. Wurtzman achieved a No. 3 final ranking in the 2003-04 season.

Wurtzman replaces Amy Jensen, who resigned on May 13. He will begin his duties as head coach of the DU women’s tennis program on July 1.

johnnytennis
Jul 1st, 2009, 05:18 AM
This thread was started to talk about coaching changes in Division 1 women's tennis.

I noticed the Princeton women's Coach resigned a couple weeks ago. This was way over do. This team gets more American talent then any team in the country and this year was their first trip to NCAA's. By far the most under achieving college team in the country!

gouci
Jul 1st, 2009, 05:40 AM
Thanks for the update johnnytennis. :worship:


6/17/09

Women's Tennis Coach Kathy Sell to Leave Princeton

PRINCETON -- Less than two months after leading Princeton's women's tennis team to its first Ivy League title and NCAA tournament berth in nine years, head coach Kathy Sell has elected to step down and relocate for personal reasons to the state of North Carolina where her boyfriend and most of her nuclear family resides.

Sell, a native of Moorestown, N.J., had a record of 63-41 in her five years on the job. Prior to Princeton, Sell was an assistant coach at Oregon after graduating from Duke in 2001 as the university's Outstanding Scholar-Athlete her senior year.

"While it certainly hasn't been an easy decision to step away from my position at Princeton, I am very excited to move closer to loved ones in North Carolina," Sell said. "I have thought about this for quite some time and on a personal level, I am ready to move forward with my life. Princeton has afforded me an excellent coaching education and incredible relationships with student-athletes who I will continue to follow and support. I am proud of the accomplishments of the tennis program over the past five years and I know with certainty that this team will continue to improve and will maintain the standard of excellence that is consistent with Princeton University. Gary Walters has given great support both to me and my program and I have no doubt that under his leadership, Princeton will attract an incredible new coach."

Walters in turn stated that "Kathy has been a terrific coach and ambassador for Princeton tennis. Our student-athletes and the athletic department are indebted to her for her significant contributions to the over-all quality of our athletic program. We wish her well as she moves on to the next exciting phase of her life."

Princeton's national search for a new women's tennis mentor will begin immediately.

gouci
Jul 2nd, 2009, 01:38 AM
Here's part of an article mentioning Kathy Sell.


Courtesy: USTA

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 11, 2009 -- The USTA announced today that 24 of the nation's top men's and women's collegiate tennis players have been named to the 2009 USTA Summer Collegiate Team, administered by the USTA and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

The USTA Summer Collegiate Team is an elite training program for the top American collegiate tennis players that began in 1996 and is funded by the USTA. It is designed to provide college players with valuable exposure to the USTA Pro Circuit in a team-oriented environment during the summer months.

In addition to competing on the USTA Pro Circuit, USTA Player Development will host two Pro Tour Transition camps – one for the men, one for the women – for the selected players. The men’s camp will be held June 20-23 in Boca Raton, Fla., while the women’s camp will be conducted July 6-9 in Atlanta.

With both the men’s and women’s teams increasing from six to twelve players, each team will this year have two coaches. Amanda Augustus, Head Coach of Women’s Tennis at the University of California and Kathy Sell, Head Coach of Women’s Tennis at Princeton University, will coach the women’s team, while Chris Brandi, Assistant Coach of Men’s Tennis at Wake Forest University, and Tony Bresky, Associate Head Coach of Men’s Tennis at the University of Virginia, will be coaching the men's team.

Women’s Team

Hilary Barte, Stanford (SO, Chatsworth, Calif.)
Lindsay Burdette, Stanford (JR, Jackson, Ga.)
Mallory Cecil, Duke (FR, Spartanburg, S.C.)
Julia Cohen, Miami (SO, Philadelphia)
Irina Falconi, Georgia Tech (FR, Jupiter, Fla.)
Amanda Fink, Southern California (SR, Calabasas, Calif.)
Amanda McDowell, Georgia Tech (JR, Atlanta)
Kelcy McKenna, Arizona State (SO, North Bend, Ore.)
Maria Sanchez, Southern California (SO, Modesto, Calif.)
Yasmin Schnack, UCLA (JR, Sacramento, Calif.)
Kelcy Tefft, Notre Dame (SR, Enid, Okla.)
Caitlin Whoriskey, Tennessee (JR, East Sandwich, Mass.)

gouci
Jul 4th, 2009, 08:24 AM
Utah Valley St. Announces Plan for Tennis Programs

The UVS men's tennis team will begin play in 2009, and the women are scheduled to start in 2010.

June 3, 2008

Utah Valley State announced on Tuesday a plan to add both men's and women's tennis to its list of NCAA Division I programs, taking the total number at the university to 17.

The process of adding both programs is expected to take a total of three years with the men's program set to begin competition in the fall of the 2009-10 season and the women's program slated to start competing in the fall of the 2010-11 season.

"The addition of tennis to our athletics department is important for our progress as a Division I institution," Utah Valley St. Director of Athletics, Mike Jacobsen said. "We're excited to be able to offer more student-athletes an opportunity to compete and get a quality education here at UVS."

gouci
Jul 4th, 2009, 08:34 AM
Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk announced that women's tennis will be elevated from a club to a varsity sport in the fall of 2009 and that 2007 Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year Keith Puryear will serve as the head coach.

"Coach Puryear brings to our midshipmen a wealth of successful experience and documented winning ways," said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. "Meeting him is to be immediately impressed. Everyone is very enthusiastic about Keith joining the academy family. His philosophies resonate the fundamental values and academic aspirations of our programs and his expect to win mindset will be just what we need to jumpstart our new varsity women's tennis program."

"I would like to thank Chet Gladchuk for giving me the opportunity to start the women's tennis program at the Naval Academy," said Puryear. "I know the rich history of Navy athletics, so it is an honor to be given this opportunity. I am looking forward to the challenges presented by all of the schools in the Patriot League. My staff and I will work hard to develop a program that is successful and is one that all can be proud of. In addition, I would like to thank Deputy Athletic Director, Eric Ruden, Head Men's Tennis Coach, John Officer, Professor Christine Copper and Associate Athletic Director, Robb Dunn, for all their help in my transition to the Naval Academy."

Puryear has won 443 matches and 10 conference coach-of-the-year honors over the last decade as the head men's and women's coach at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). His men's teams have appeared in five NCAA Tournaments (2000-2003, 2007), while the women have also made five trips (1999-2003) to the NCAA tournament.

gouci
Jul 19th, 2009, 06:08 AM
Todd Petty Named Women's Tennis Coach

Petty served as interim head coach for the 2008-09 season

April 30, 2009

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech Athletics Director Gerald Myers has announced the hiring of Todd Petty as the head women's tennis coach. Petty served as interim head coach for the Lady Raiders during the 2008-09 season.

"Todd did a good job with our women's tennis team this year as interim coach," said Myers. "He proved that he is a good manager, and I am excited about the future of our program under Todd's direction. He will do a really good job for the Texas Tech women's tennis program."

As interim head coach, Tech finished the year with a 10-14 overall record and finished tied for seventh in the Big 12 with a 4-7 mark. The Lady Raiders also defeated two ranked teams including No. 21 TCU, which was the highest ranked team Tech had ever beaten in school history.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to continue to coach the Lady Raiders," Petty said. "It has always been a dream of mine to coach at this level. I believe Texas Tech is a special place, and has the resources to become on of the top programs in the country."

Prior to serving as interim head coach, Petty was the assistant coach for the Lady Raiders during the 2007-08 season.

Petty came to Lubbock after serving as head coach at Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas. While at Rider, he mentored several student-athletes to state qualifying berths, including three in 2003 who qualified for the 4-A state tournament, and one who won the 4-A state singles championship in 2006. In addition, his teams finished in the top five in the state of Texas from 2004-06, with the 2006 team placing third.

During his collegiate career, Petty played his first two years at Texas-San Antonio where he was named All-Southland Conference in both 1999 and 2000. He then transferred to Midwestern State University and was named to the 2002 Lone Star Conference All-Academic team and was selected an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American.

Petty graduated cum laude from Midwestern State with a degree in political science.

He and his wife, Angie, have a newborn son, Colt.

gouci
Jul 26th, 2009, 06:46 AM
Sign of The Economic Times: Centenary College Going From D-I to D-III

Posted Jul 22, 2009 6:10PM By Terrance Harris

If we are wondering just how much the downturn in the economy is affecting mid-majors and lower Division athletic programs all we have to do is look at Centenary College of Louisiana and the move it made this week.

The Board of Trustee for the Shreveport, La. school voted Tuesday to drop down from Division I to Division III as the school finds its way through some financial issues. So while schools like Texas, Ohio State and USC are having to maybe keep a closer count on the use of staples and how many copies are being made at the Xerox machine (USC also having to keep a closer watch on international calls from the team phone :lol:), the financial problems are real at schools like Centenary.

Centenary, with an enrollment of 839 students, currently supports 16 sports but does not play football.

Centenary's move was something the Board of Trustees struggling advised doing during their May 2008 meeting, telling the school it needed to pursue more geographically advantageous conferences. It was apparent then that it would only be a matter of time.

"This is one part of an overall wide-ranging plan which will be implemented by incoming President Dr. David Rowe," Ed Crawford, Board of Trustees Acting Chairman said in a released statemetn. "Centenary must and will restructure its overall strategy to achieve financial and academic stability. We on the Board look forward to working with President Rowe as he helps rebuild an even more firmly established Centenary College as a leading institution of higher education in the South and in the nation."

According to the Associated Press story, Centenary's endowment is down 20 percent and the United Methodist affliliated school is looking at ways to trim $1.5 million from its budget. That meant the athletic department had to take a hit.

And dropping down from Division I means so much more than just a reduction in status. It means fewerCentenary College basketball, if any scholarships, less travel and certainly less staff.

The board voted to leave the Summit League, but the school will remain in Division I and the league for two more years while it scouts out a suitable Division III conference.

But Centenary is far from alone is far from along is in struggling through these difficult economic times. Powerhouse schools like Stanford, Washington, Clemson and Wisconsin are having to make tough cuts in sports programs to make budgets.

It seems odd when you hear about athletic programs like Oklahoma being in financial position to give money to its struggling University or Florida, which last month saw its athletic budget increased to $89 despite 10 percent cuts in every sport except football and men's basketball.

Tennisace
Jul 26th, 2009, 03:28 PM
Princeton has hired their new coach.

Megan Bradley Named Princeton Women's Tennis Head Coach

PRINCETON – Megan Bradley, an outstanding talent as a collegiate player and most recently an assistant coach at the University of Miami, has been named head coach of the Princeton women’s tennis program, Director of Athletics Gary Walters announced Thurs., July 23.

“Princeton is very fortunate that it has the capacity to attract another coach and role model in the Louise Gengler-Kathy Sell tradition,” Walters commeted. “Megan was a great college player, an outstanding student, and has been a terrific ambassador for the game of tennis. We believe that Megan’s appointment will result in a seamless transition for our women’s tennis players.”

Just as Princeton made the NCAA tournament last season, playing on Miami’s home courts, the Hurricanes were an NCAA team all three years Bradley was a player as well as last season with her on the coaching staff.

“I’m just really excited that I get to be a coach at such a prestigious university with a great athletic tradition,” Bradley said. “I know the team is really good and Kathy Sell, the former coach, did a great job of establishing the program. I just hope that I can come in and really take the program to the next level.”

Bradley, a Miami alumna, returned to her alma mater for the 2008-09 season as a volunteer assistant coach following a career in sports media that led her to positions with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the USTA and two television stations in the Tampa Bay market.

As a collegian, Bradley was a two-time All-America with a 98-17 singles record, ranking fifth all-time in Miami program history, and a 34-4 career doubles record. Bradley played in both the NCAA singles and doubles tournaments during her career.

During her first year at Miami in 2002-03, Bradley attained a No. 2 ranking on the ITA singles list and was named MVP of the Big East tournament. The following season, Bradley reached the semifinals of the NCAA singles tournament while again rising as high as No. 2 on the ITA singles chart. As a senior, Bradley was an ESPN Academic All-America selection, the ITA National Player of the Year, the ACC Player of the Year, reached No. 1 on the ITA singles list and won ITA singles titles at the national indoor competition as well as at the South Regional event.

Before playing three years at Miami, Bradley began her collegiate career at UCLA in 2001-02, winning honors as a freshman All-America, as the ITA National Rookie of the Year, Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and a first-team All-Pac-10 selection. Bradley advanced to the final of the 2002 NCAA doubles tournament.

Following college, Bradley spent time playing tennis professionally, ranking in the world’s top 200.
Bradley earned her degree in sports administration with a minor in business administration at Miami in 2005. She also completed her masters degree in journalism and media studies at South Florida.

“I feel grateful to Gary Walters and his staff for believing in me and believing in my coaching philosophy,” Bradley said. “I’m just really excited to get started.”
Bradley’s father, Phil Bradley, played eight seasons of Major League Baseball for four clubs.
Coincidentally, though no relation, Phil Bradley was a teammate of Princeton head baseball coach Scott Bradley in Seattle for parts of two seasons in 1986 and 1987.

gouci
Jul 30th, 2009, 06:00 PM
Indiana State Announces The Suspension Of Men’s And Women’s Tennis Programs

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Due to budget reduction measures occurring throughout the university, Indiana State has announced the indefinite suspension of its men’s and women’s tennis programs, effective immediately.

“This was a very difficult and much discussed decision,” Ron Prettyman, Indiana State Director of Intercollegiate Athletics said. “I want to thank our tennis student-athletes, coach Malik Tabet, and coach Martha Montoya for their efforts and dedication to Sycamore Athletics and Indiana State University. We wish them well as they pursue other opportunities.”

“This decision was a budgetary decision that yielded the necessary budget cuts that are proportionate to reductions being incurred by other areas of the University,” Prettyman continued. “It allows for maintenance of operations budgets in other sponsored sports which is critical to our future success. We reviewed several options before reaching this conclusion.”

With the suspension of the men’s and women’s tennis programs, Indiana State now offers 14 intercollegiate varsity sport programs —six for men and eight for women.

All student athletes who have remaining eligibility will be granted immediate eligibility for competition if they choose to transfer to other schools.

ISU will honor all scholarships as agreed to for the 2009-10 academic year for tennis student-athletes wishing to continue their studies and complete their undergraduate education at Indiana State. The Athletics Department staff is committed to assisting student-athletes with decision-making and transitions to other universities.

form
Jul 31st, 2009, 01:02 AM
Next you are going to announce the Lindbergh baby has been kidnapped?

Indiana State made that announcement on May 15th. :wavey:


I see UCI just cut about $1.5 million (estimate) worth of sports YESTERDAY (M&W Swim & Dive, M&W Rowing and Sailing) and word is there is $3 million more to cut. Any thoughts on what's next at your place? It's pretty ugly everywhere in California.

gouci
Jul 31st, 2009, 02:16 AM
I posted the Indiana St. article partially to remind myself to check later if Indiana St.'s top of the line-up singles players have transferred anywhere.

I don't know what's next. :shrug:
Maybe getting assistance from the general fund, incurring lots of debt and pray funding comes back, or begging some deep pockets for a generous donation. I have no idea. Although I wouldn't mind if M&W track & field were cut. :devil:

gouci
Aug 13th, 2009, 03:10 AM
Aug. 5, 2009

STILLWATER, Okla. - Former Wichita State Director of Tennis Chris Young has been named the head women's tennis coach at Oklahoma State, pending approval by the OSU/A&M Board of Regents.

A native of Norman, Okla., Young returns to his home state where he competed as a collegian and began his coaching career.

"I am excited to return to my home state and being closer to so many friends and family that will support OSU," Young said. "I am also looking forward to building the Cowgirl program into a contender for Big 12 championships."

Young held his previous position for five years and led the WSU women's squad to a 94-38 mark and three Missouri Valley Conference titles. A three-time conference coach of the year selection, Young guided the Shockers to Missouri Valley Conference crowns in 2006, 2007 and 2009 to earn the only three NCAA Tournament appearances in school history.

His 2007 squad produced a school-record 27-3 mark and became the first-ever MVC squad to win an NCAA Tournament match after knocking off 25th-ranked South Carolina in the first round. That season, he was named the ITA Central Region Coach of the Year. The 2007 campaign also saw him earn the USTA/ITA National Award for Community Service.

Young produced 17 all-conference singles players, nine all-league doubles performers and 16 Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes during his tenure in Wichita.

Prior to taking over the Shocker program, Young worked as the assistant men's and women's coach at Oklahoma Christian University, including a stint as the interim head coach for both programs in 2002. He took charge of the women's program in 2003 before adding the OCU men's head coaching position to his list of duties the following year.

Under his direction, Oklahoma Christian had 20 players receive NAIA All-America honors. The 2004 season saw Young garner both the men's and women's conference coach of the year honors in addition to his recognition as the NAIA Region VI Women's Coach of the Year.

Young's coaching career got underway in 1999 in Ardmore, Okla., where he served as a teaching pro and assistant coach at Ardmore High School.

As a player, Young earned three letters from Oklahoma Christian and helped the Eagles to top-five national finishes in each of his three seasons.

A 2000 graduate of Oklahoma Christian, Young and his wife, Sarah, have two children, Braden and Kelsy.

gouci
Aug 13th, 2009, 03:25 AM
PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s director of athletics, Steve Bilsky, has announced the hiring of Sanela Kunovac C’04 as head coach of the Penn women’s tennis program.

“Sanela is an example of why Penn is such a great place,” said Bilsky. “Here is a young lady who overcame tremendous obstacles and took advantage of the opportunity Penn provided as a student. She will be a great coach and role model for the women she coaches.”

“It is great to be back at Penn!” said Kunovac. “Since my freshman year in 2000, I have felt a part of the Penn family. I am especially humbled to be returning in the capacity of women’s tennis head coach. I am extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to lead the tennis team at such a prestigious University -- the same University for which I once competed with all my heart.

“I have set high goals for the upcoming years,” she continued. “I expect our team to compete at the highest levels and represent the University with pride and honor, both in the Ivy League and at the national level. I am aware that we have a long and challenging journey ahead of us, but I am confident in our players. I look forward to our journey and future successes.

“My return to Penn is a testament to strength and closeness of my family, and I am so grateful to my parents and my brother for their love, support and strong vote of confidence. I am thankful to Penn for this opportunity and extremely excited to build upon the foundation of success that the University and the tennis team have already put in place.”

Kunovac is a name familiar to people who follow Penn tennis -- she was the Ivy League Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year in 2001, the first Penn women’s tennis player to earn both honors in the same season. That freshman year, she played No. 1 singles and led the Quakers to their first Ivy League championship and an NCAA Championship first-round appearance. Penn also won the Ivy title in 2002, Kunovac’s sophomore season, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship. Kunovac was the first three-year captain in program history and a two-time All-Ivy selection in both singles (2001, 2002) and doubles (2001, 2002).

Kunovac's path to Penn is an inspirational story. Born in Bosnia, she lived what she describes as an idyllic childhood until 1992, when Serbia and Croatia began battling over what was once Yugoslavia. With war in full gear, and roads blockaded, she was one of 70 children allowed to go to a tennis camp in Croatia through the Children's Embassy. Her mother and younger brother were able to join her on the trip, which was supposed to last two weeks. Instead, they stayed there for more than two years (much of it spent without her father, who was trapped in Bosnia).

Eventually, a peace treaty was signed. However, rather than return to Sarajevo, the now-reunited family moved to the United States and Kunovac earned a full scholarship to the Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

As a coach, Kunovac has worked at several different levels over the past few years. She was a volunteer assistant with the Penn women this past year, and in 2007-08 she was a volunteer assistant at the University of Arizona while working on her master’s degree. In 2006-07, Kunovac was head coach of the girls’ tennis team at Bradenton (Fla.) Prep, leading them to a share of the Class 1A state championship. Her top player, Carling Seguso, won the individual title that year, and the duo of Seguso and Alexandra Rasch the state doubles title. Seguso is currently playing college tennis at UCLA. Kunovac has also trained and mentored individual players in Florida.

"Sanela will do a great job in this new role,” said Arizona women’s tennis coach Vicky Maes, with whom Kunovac worked in 2007-08. “She has a lot of experience in the game and knows how to develop players. Her enthusiasm for college tennis is her biggest asset, and I wish her all the best as Penn’s new head coach."

While a student at Penn, Kunovac also was a Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) member all four years, serving on the executive committee for three of them, and was a Friars Senior Honors Society inductee. She graduated in 2004 with degrees in economics and in Penn’s PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) program. In January 2009, Kunovac earned her master’s in International Relations and Comparative Politics from the University of Arizona.

gouci
Aug 19th, 2009, 08:03 PM
July 10, 2009

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Howard Joffe, the reigning Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year, has been hired as head coach of the University of Maryland women's tennis program.

Joffe, who spent the last two seasons as Miami University head coach, was hired by the Terps on Friday.

He has experienced tremendous success as both an assistant and head coach.

This past season he led the RedHawks to the MAC Tournament title and their first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history.

Prior to his successful stint at Miami (Ohio), Joffe spent five seasons (2002-07) as the assistant women's tennis coach at the University of Southern California.

"(Assistant director of athletics) Keli Cunningham and her search committee made a terrific hire for us," Maryland director of athletics Deborah A. Yow said. "Howard is a proven recruiter and fierce competitor, who also shares our values for academic achievement."

Joffe has earned a number of accolades for his coaching prowess.

In addition to being named the 2009 league coach of the year, Joffe was a two-time recipient of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's West Region Assistant Coach of the Year award with the Trojans, earning the honor in 2004 and 2006. He was also the runner-up for the 2006 ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year award.

USC was among the top teams in the country during his tenure as the Trojans finished in the ITA top 10 each season.

Joffe's RedHawks were ranked nationally for the first time in school history this season and ended the year 16-7, including an 8-0 mark in conference action. They also won the MAC regular-season title for the first time in 10 years.

The RedHawks were led by their underclassmen who were recruited by Joffe.

Monica Gorny was the 2009 MAC Freshman of the Year and earned first team all-league honors. Sophomore Anastasia Dracheva was also a first team All-MAC selection.

The RedHawks were also stellar in the classroom with the team earning a perfect score of 1000 on the most recent Academic Progress Rate (APR) report.

"I'm privileged and honored to be the new head women's tennis coach at Maryland," Joffe said. "I'd like to thank Debbie Yow, Keli Cunningham and the rest of the administration for affording me this fabulous opportunity."

Joffe is also looking forward to coaching in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

"Maryland has a wonderful reputation, top-notch facilities and plays in one of the best conferences in the country," Joffe said. "I'm confident that if the effort and work ethic of our group mimics that of the athletic administration, then the future of our team will be bright."

Joffe, 37, was also a skilled player, earning All-America honors at Pepperdine University in 1992 when he reached the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championship.

After a three-year stint at Pepperdine (1990-92), Joffe spent three years in the professional ranks before embarking on a coaching career. He earned his psychology degree while coaching at USC.

A native of Johannesburg, South Africa, Joffe spent three years (1999-02) as a teaching professional and director of tennis at Kettering Tennis Center and Quail Run Racquet Clubs in Dayton, Ohio.

Prior to his return to the United States in 1999, Joffe spent four years teaching young tennis players in Johannesburg.

He established the Joffe-Wheeler Tennis Academy in Johannesburg, coached and managed the Gauteng Central Junior Tennis Team. He was also appointed the Gauteng Central tennis coach and served as head coach at Rand Afrikaanse University.

gouci
Aug 20th, 2009, 07:43 AM
David Emery Named Head Tennis Coach at Miami

Former Illinois assistant takes over RedHawks program

Aug. 17, 2009

OXFORD, Ohio - David Emery, an assistant coach at Illinois for the past three seasons, has been named Head Women's Tennis Coach at Miami University, Director of Athletics Brad Bates announced today. He replaces Howard Joffe, who resigned last month to become head coach at Maryland.

Emery joined the Fighting Illini in August of 2006 and helped turn around the program. After back-to-back 10th-place finishes in the Big Ten the first two seasons, Illinois returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2008, ending a three-year absence. This past season, the Illini posted a 19-8 record - the program's most wins since 1991 - finished fourth in the conference and advanced to the second round of the NCAA's.

"I want to thank Brad and the athletic administration for believing in me enough to give me this amazing opportunity," Emery said. "Miami University is one of the elite public universities in the country and has the framework in place to compete with the great teams in the nation. It will be my mission to win MAC Championships and propel Miami to an NCAA contender."

At Illinois, he was involved in all aspects of the program with a focus on recruiting. The most recent Illinois signing class was ranked fifth in the nation by tennisrecruiting.net. He served as an instructor and as director of the Illini Summer camp over the last three years and was named Midwest Regional Assistant Coach of the Year for 2009 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

"David Emery is highly regarded as a rising star by leaders in the national tennis community and he was exceptionally impressive throughout our search process," Bates said. "He brings a wealth of experience as a student, teacher, player, scholar and coach to our program and we are very excited to have him join the Miami family."

A native of Fairfax, Va., Emery played at Virginia Tech from 2001-03 before transferring to James Madison, where he finished his final two years of eligibility. At James Madison, Emery played at the No. 1 singles position and received first team All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) in 2005, and second team All-CAA in 2004. Emery also served as team captain from 2003-05.

In 2005-06, Emery served as the assistant coach at JMU. With the Dukes, Emery helped the doubles tandem of Jesse Tarr and John Snead to an 8-2 record and third team All-CAA honors. Tarr also grabbed third team All-CAA in singles. In his first year on the staff, Emery helped the Dukes turn their record around, helping the team to a 13-13 season record, double the previous season's win total. As an assistant coach at James Madison, Emery's duties included assisting with team practice, team lifting and team travel. Most recently, Emery worked with Katie Ruckert, who is an established singles player on the pro tour, helping her reach a world ranking of 412.

Emery is a 2005 graduate of James Madison with a degree in sports management and a minor in business.

What Others are saying about Coach David Emery

Illinois Head Coach Michelle Dasso

"Dave had a tremendous impact on the Illini progam and there is no doubt in my mind he will do the same at Miami. The players he has worked with have a great deal of respect for the hard work and relationships he has fostered. He will be greatly missed by the whole Illini family, but will make an immediate positive impact on his new program."

gouci
Aug 20th, 2009, 08:06 AM
Foster Named Head Women's Tennis Coach

Release: 08/19/2009

WICHITA, Kan. – Colin Foster, former assistant women’s tennis coach at TCU, has been named the seventh head women's tennis coach at Wichita State, Director of Athletics Eric Sexton announced on Wednesday.

"Colin communicated a vision of excellence that builds upon the foundation and direction of our women's tennis program," Sexton said. "The future of the program is very bright. With Colin's strong recruiting presence and cutting edge player development skills, we have put together a winning combination that can take this program to new levels."

In his three seasons with the Horned Frogs, Foster helped create a Mountain West Conference power. He helped guide TCU to the NCAA Tournament in each of his three seasons in Fort Worth, sending players to the NCAA Individual Championships each year as well.

Foster has mentored three All-Americans as an assistant, and was twice voted the ITA Southwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2009. The Horned Frogs won a pair of regular season championships during his time there, including the 2009 Mountain West Conference Tournament title.

“I’m thrilled and so grateful for the opportunity to join the Wichita State staff,” Foster said. “I’m looking forward to meeting all the players and getting started.”

Before launching his coaching career, Foster enjoyed a highly successful playing career at Purdue. He spent the majority of his senior year competing in the No. 1 position and finished his career as the team’s Most Valuable Player. The Western Springs, Ill., native was also successful in the classroom, being named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team every year.

Foster takes over a Shocker program that was ranked as high as 33rd nationally last season, and begins the 2009-10 season as the defending Missouri Valley Conference regular season and tournament champions along with NCAA Tournament appearances in three of the last four seasons.

“Chris Young did an incredible job during his time at WSU," Foster said. “I’m excited about our program's recent success on both the conference and national levels. I’m excited to continue that direction and the opportunity to make an even bigger splash on the national scene.”

The announcement also brings changes to the men's side of the Shocker tennis program. Head men's tennis coach Brad Louderback will also take on the additional role of Director of Operations for the Sheldon Coleman Complex, taking over the management of the day-to-day operations of the tennis complex in addition to his coaching responsibilities.

What others are saying about Coach Foster:

Jeff Hammond, Head Coach, TCU
“I’m really happy for Colin. A great program has found a great coach. It’s a great match for both sides, and he’ll do very well there. I’m extremely proud of him.”

“[At TCU] Colin has taken the team and individual players to an extremely high level during his time here. There’s no doubt he’ll continue to do that in the future. He has a great tennis mind.”

Jay Louderback, Head Coach, Notre Dame
“I’ve had the chance to coach against him at the NCAA tournament quite a few times. I was very impressed with how he handled his kids. He was terrific with on-court adjustments during matches to put his kids in a good position to win. I think he’ll be a great fit at WSU.”

“It seems like his kids always really like playing for him. It always helps you when your kids respect you and enjoy playing for you. He’ll work them hard, but they’ll enjoy him, too.”

Mat Iandolo, Head Coach, Utah
“I’ve known Colin since he was a freshman at Purdue [while coaching women’s tennis at Purdue]. I’ve really enjoyed watching him develop from a very good college player to a great college coach. Now he’s been given the shot at coaching at a nationally ranked collegiate level, and I look forward to watching him excel there, too.”

“I’ve known him for quite a while. He’s a great guy with a great personality. He will be well-liked at WSU.”

gouci
Aug 22nd, 2009, 07:20 AM
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.

tennisbuddy12
Aug 22nd, 2009, 05:36 PM
Former Tennis Pro Joins OSU Coaching Staff

Tulsa - A former professional tennis player who has competed in all four of the sport's grand slams is now an assistant coach at Oklahoma State. OSU head women's tennis coach Chris Young announced the hiring of Jamea Jackson Thursday. "I am very excited to welcome Jamea to the OSU tennis family," Young said. "Her experiences as a player will be a tremendous asset to our current players and future Cowgirls. I am thankful to our administration for their commitment to building a championship program, and this is another piece toward doing just that." Jackson rose as high as number 45 in the world rankings in 2006 and also represented the United States as a member of the Federation Cup Team. "I am excited to join the OSU tennis program," Jackson said. "I am thankful for this amazing opportunity and hope to be an asset to Coach Young as well as our current and future players." Her victories as a pro include the 2005 International Tennis Federation event in Tucson, and the 2003 ITF event in Dallas. Her best appearance in a grand slam event was a second-round appearance at Wimbledon in 2005, winning in straight sets over Marta Marrero and falling in the second round to top seed Lindsay Davenport. Jackson also owns some victories in singles competition against some of the greatest in the World, including Jelena Jankovic, currently ranked number four, Marion Bartoli (14th) and Maria Sharapova (49th).

I dont like the FORMER part...

gouci
Nov 17th, 2009, 01:24 PM
September 29, 2009

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Daryl Greenan, current head women's tennis coach at the University of Iowa and a former assistant coach in the Southeastern Conference, has been named Mississippi State University's 13th head women's tennis coach, MSU Director of Athletics Greg Byrne announced Tuesday. The hiring is pending the approval of the Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning.

Greenan replaces Tracy Lane who, after 13 seasons at the helm of the Lady Bulldogs, resigned in August to pursue other career opportunities and family interests.

"I look forward to joining an incredible staff at Mississippi State. Greg Byrne is clearly leading an energetic department into a new and exciting era," Greenan said. "I'm also very excited for the opportunity to work in the Southeastern Conference again. Obviously, the league is extremely strong on the national level year-in and year-out and that certainly holds true in women's tennis."

The 2006 Big Ten Coach of the Year, Greenan completed his fifth season as head coach of the Iowa women's tennis squad in 2008-09. In his five seasons at Iowa, Greenan and the Hawkeyes compiled a 64-51 overall record and a 28-23 mark in Big Ten play. Iowa posted winning seasons in four of his five seasons, also finishing in the top four of the conference three times, qualifying for the NCAA Championship twice and crowning 17 Academic all-Big Ten honorees.

"We are very excited to welcome Daryl, his wife Shannon and daughter Willa to our athletic family," MSU Director of Athletics Greg Byrne said. "Daryl brings a wealth of experience with him, including an excellent resume at Iowa as well as valuable experience within our league. We look forward to watching him lead our women's tennis program into the future."

This past season, Iowa was ranked in the top 50 nationally at one point in the season. Greenan coached his top player to all-Big Ten status and that same player was also named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and ITA Midwest Regional Rookie of the Year. The Hawkeyes placed four players on the ITA Scholar-Athlete team and the entire team was named ITA All-Academic.

Iowa jumped out to its best start in 14 seasons (10-1) in 2007-08, finishing the season ranked 52nd in the nation. The team posted a 13-10 overall record and tied for sixth in the regular season standings. It was Iowa's sixth straight winning season, which set a school record. The Hawkeyes advanced to the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament for the fourth-straight season, and tied a school record with five academic all-Big Ten honorees. Two Hawkeye players were named all-Big Ten, with one of them setting the school record for most career singles wins and finished top 100 in the nation.

In 2006-07, the team finished fourth in the Big Ten and advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament for the third straight season. Despite a slower start to the season, the team picked up the pace in the spring and ended the year ranked sixth in the region and 51st in the nation. One of Greenan's players was an all-Big Ten selection.

The 2005-06 Iowa edition was a major success, as the squad went 9-1 in the Big Ten and posted a school-record second place finish in the conference. The team's overall record of 18-6 gave the Hawkeyes their best winning percentage (.750) in school history and Iowa qualified for the NCAA Championship for the third consecutive year - the sixth time overall. Those excellent results led to a No. 33 final national ranking. Several individuals recorded career-best seasons. Three Hawkeyes finished 9-1 in Big Ten play, the first time ever that three Hawkeyes earned Big Ten leading records for their respective positions in a single season. For his team's success that season, Greenan was named Big Ten Coach of the Year. Two of his players ended the year ranked in the top 100 nationally, including Meg Racette who was awarded all-Big Ten honors and finished the year ranked 35th. She became only the second Hawkeye ever to qualify for the NCAA Singles Championship and the first to win a match in the draw.

In his first season at Iowa in 2004-05, Greenan led the Hawkeyes to a 14-10 record and an NCAA Championship appearance. The Hawkeyes also recorded a 7-3 mark in the Big Ten, finishing a then-school-best fourth in the league. The team ended the season ranked 45th by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. One player earned all-Big Ten honors and another set the school record for most wins by a freshman.

Prior to becoming a Hawkeye, Greenan was assistant women's tennis coach at the University of Alabama for three years (2002-04). Working under head coach Jenny Mainz, Greenan was involved in all aspects of the Tide's women's tennis coaching responsibilities. While at Alabama, Greenan was named the 2004 ITA South Region Assistant Coach of the Year. He helped guide the Crimson Tide to two top 30 national rankings, one top 40 finish and three consecutive trips to the NCAA Championship.

Greenan also has ties to the north Mississippi area, having served as the head coach at Mississippi University for Women from 1998-2001. At MUW, he compiled a 41-25 record with the Blues. He was also an assistant men's and women's coach at Valdosta [GA] State for two years (1997-98) prior to that stint.

As a player, Greenan was a member of the men's tennis team at Valdosta State. He was the No. 1 singles player for two seasons, and was part of the No. 1 doubles team for three campaigns. Greenan was ranked in the top 20 in singles and achieved his highest doubles ranking in 1995, when he finished second in the nation. He was honored as part of the 1995 all-America team and earned all-Gulf South Conference honors three seasons. Greenan was inducted into the Valdosta State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.

Born in Ontario, Canada, Greenan and his wife, Shannon (a native of West Point, Miss.), have a three-year-old daughter, Willa. He earned his B.S. degree in health and fitness from Valdosta State in 1997.

gouci
Nov 23rd, 2009, 07:14 PM
Nov. 19, 2009

IOWA CITY, IA - The University of Iowa Athletics Department today announced that Katie Dougherty is the head coach of the women's tennis program. Dougherty is a five-year coaching veteran in the Big Ten Conference, having spent time at Penn State and Wisconsin. The announcement came from Senior Associate Athletics Director Jane Meyer.

"We are extremely excited to announce Katie Dougherty as our new women's tennis coach," said Meyer. "Katie brings coaching experiences from two other Big Ten institutions along with a Big Ten playing career. We are confident in her ability to teach and develop our student-athletes and to move our women's tennis program forward."

Dougherty most recently served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Wisconsin, where she managed the day-to-day operations of the women's tennis program and served as a co-director of Badger summer tennis camps. Her 2008 and 2009 recruiting classes received national recognition from Tennisrecruiting.net.

Dougherty served as an assistant coach at Penn State (2004-07) and American University (2003-04) before joining the Badgers. She helped guide American to the 2004 Patriot League title and automatic berth in the NCAA tournament.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work at the University of Iowa," said Dougherty. "I could not have been more impressed with Iowa's support staff, facilities and people. I want to thank Jane Meyer, Gary Barta and the search committee for granting me this opportunity. The excitement around Iowa athletics is incredible and I look forward to building a top notch tennis program."

Before beginning her coaching career at the Western Racquet Club in 2003, Dougherty competed collegiately at Wisconsin (1999-2002). A four-year letterwinner for the Badgers, Dougherty finished her career with 45 singles victories. She was also a nationally-ranked doubles player, claiming 45 career doubles wins.

Since 2008, Dougherty has been a Professional Tennis Registry Certified Professional. She was a nationally-ranked junior player in singles and doubles and was the 1997 Baltimore Sun Athlete of the Year. She graduated from Wisconsin in 2002 with a degree in English.

gouci
Nov 24th, 2009, 08:31 AM
Nov. 20, 2009

OXFORD, Ohio - Ricardo "Ricky" Rosas has been named interim head coach of Miami University's women's tennis team, Director of Athletics Brad Bates announced today. He replaces David Emery who resigned recently.

Ricardo Rosas has been an assistant coach with the Miami women's tennis program for six seasons and helped lead the RedHawks to an undefeated Mid-American Conference season, the MAC tournament championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament last May. He brings an impressive tennis background and strong experience as an international competitor.

"We are appreciative that Ricky has taken on this role for the season," Bates said. "He has shown solid leadership skills during his time as an assistant and that will continue."

Rosas, who graduated from Instituto Villa de Cortes Mexico in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, has been playing professionally and coaching since he was a young boy.

As a junior player, Rosas was one of Mexico's finest, ranking as high as No. 6 in singles and No.12 in doubles nationally and No. 26 in singles and No. 12 in doubles in the ITF World Rankings. In 1993-94, he participated in the U.S. Open, The French Open and Wimbledon as an 18-year old.

Following his junior career, he went on to play four years on the ATP Tour (1994 to 1997), reaching career-best rankings of No. 574 in singles and No. 375 in doubles. His international experience also includes representing Mexico in several events, including the 1994 Davis Cup.

After his playing career ended, Rosas spent one year at the Gary Kesl Tennis Academy in Deerfield, Fla. There he was one of the academy's instructors while also overseeing court maintenance and the supervision of the school's other instructors.

During the 2006-07 season, Rosas served as the interim head coach for the Miami program after then-head coach Ray Reppert departed in mid-February to take a position in Florida. Rosas brought continuity to the program at a time of influx and guided the RedHawks to an 8-8 overall record, including a 4-4 Mid-American Conference mark.

Rosas and his wife, Marilyn, reside in Oxford.

--www.MURedHawks.com--

gouci
Nov 26th, 2009, 05:56 PM
Local pro has had sucess at both DSHA and MSOE

Oct. 14, 2009

MILWAUKEE - Sean McInerney has been named the new women's tennis coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Director of Athletics George Koonce announced today.

McInerney has served in a wide variety of tennis-related capacities across the Milwaukee area in recent years. He spent the past year as head coach of the men's team at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and has been the head coach of the girl's team at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School since 2004. He has also been a tennis professional in the state for the past 11 years.

"I am very excited to be given the opportunity to lead the UWM women's tennis program," McInerney said. "The athletic program at UWM has a long and rich history of success and I hope to add to that tradition over the years. I am also excited to start working with such a wonderful group of women and hope to maximize their game through raising the level of expectations, communication and hard work."

"We are very excited to have Sean join our staff as the tennis coach," Koonce said. "He has a proven track record of developing successful tennis players and in directing his teams to great success. He will be a great leader for our student-athletes and will work very hard to take our tennis program to a new level of success."

At DSHA, McInerney has helped his team finish in the top four of the final state Division I rankings in each of the last four seasons while also working to coach and develop three of the last five Wisconsin doubles champions.

This past season at MSOE, McInerney led the program to its most wins in school history, boosting the team total from five before he arrived in 2008 to 14 in 2009.

McInerney has also worked extensively at a pair of local tennis clubs. He has been the director of tennis at the Mequon Country Club since 2003 while serving as the adult director at the Paley Tennis Center since 2006.

In all, McInerney has coached and developed 11 Division I tennis players and 13 state singles and doubles champions.

"I envision a team that works harder than anyone in the league and loves to compete on the court and in the classroom," McInerney said. "Getting this team to the next level will not be easy, but through hard work and a rejuvenated desire to win, it can be done. I am very determined to push this team to ensure they are the best they can be. We will compete for each and every point and, if we do this, we will achieve our goals over the next couple of years."

McInerney played collegiately at Carthage College, where he finished his career fourth on the school's all-time wins list and was a four-time all-conference selection.

gouci
Nov 30th, 2009, 07:51 PM
Aug 18, 2009

Holy Cross Names Lisa Meola Head Women's Tennis Coach

WORCESTER, Mass. - The College of the Holy Cross has named Lisa Meola as the new head women's tennis coach, as announced by athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr. today. No stranger to Holy Cross, Meola was the assistant tennis coach during the 2008-2009 season.

Prior to her tenure at Holy Cross, Meola was head coach of the Notre Dame Academy (Mass.) women's tennis team for seven seasons. While there, she compiled an overall record of 137-7 and coached the squad to three consecutive Division II State championships.

"I am very excited to have the opportunity to coach at Holy Cross," said Meola. "It's a great program with hard-working and motivated student-athletes. It will be such a pleasure to work with the entire athletic community, and I am happy to have become a part of it."

Meola began her coaching career in 2004, where she coached the Clark tennis teams. She also has experience as a tennis instructor at the Paxton Sports Centre in Paxton, Mass. A 1998 graduate of Clark, Meola received her educational provisional certificate in 2001. She currently resides in Holden, Mass.

gouci
Dec 29th, 2009, 05:35 PM
Dec. 22, 2009

MADISON, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin women’s tennis team and head coach Brian Fleishman announced the hiring of tennis professional Audra Cohen as the new assistant coach.

"Audra will be a great addition to the program,” said Fleishman. “She will be a great coach and mentor for the student-athletes. Her tenacity and winning attitude will spread to the team."

As a junior at the University of Miami, Cohen won the school’s first-ever NCAA women’s singles title in May of 2007 and was the No. 1-ranked college player in the country the entire season. Cohen decided to forgo her senior year at Miami to turn professional.

Cohen defeated Lauren Albanese at the singles final in Evansville, Ind., to win her first USTA Pro Circuit title back in 2006. Currently ranked 564th in the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Singles Rankings, Cohen has competed in eight tours.

The Plantation, Fla., native played a year at Northwestern before transferring to Miami, marking the only woman in history to make it to the finals of the NCAA championship competing at two different schools. Cohen, the 2007 ITA National Player of the Year, wrapped up her championship season with a 42-2 overall singles record and a 27-2 mark against ranked opponents.

Cohen, a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and a five-time All-American, won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's top collegiate female tennis player for 2007.

Cohen is filling the role of former assistant coach Katie Dougherty, who is now the head coach at Iowa.

fantic
Dec 30th, 2009, 12:42 AM
huh, the legendary Audra Cohen..too bad I didn't see her play

gouci
Feb 14th, 2010, 08:29 PM
1st reported by Embittered! :worship:


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Ongoing budget shortfalls continue to create severe financial difficulties for higher education in California. California State University, Bakersfield, is not immune to this reality. As part of campus–wide reductions to help deal with the on–going financial crisis, CSUB Athletics will be discontinuing men’s and women’s golf, tennis and wrestling as intercollegiate sports, effective with 2010–11 academic year.

“This was an extremely agonizing decision, born of extreme circumstances and reached after painstaking deliberation,” said CSUB President Dr. Horace Mitchell. “We are facing unprecedented challenges, not only in the upcoming year but into the foreseeable future. The decisions we announce today are crafted to help ensure a sustainable program that will allow Roadrunner Athletics to continue to be a successful part of the mission of CSUB.”

In the face of rising expenses across the spectrum, Roadrunner Athletics is facing an anticipated shortfall of approximately $700,000 for 2010–11. While that cut is substantial in its own right, it is part of a much larger series of revenue cuts and increasing expenses over the past four years.

“We have absorbed the revenue shortfalls and rising expenses over the past several years through cuts in support staffing and services,” said CSUB Director of Athletics Rudy Carvajal. “We have done our best to mitigate the direct impact to teams and student–athletes, but the unprecedented depth and breadth of the ongoing financial crisis requires extraordinary measures to ensure the long–term sustainability of the Roadrunner Athletics program.”

The affected teams will continue to compete through the completion of the current academic year. All student–athletes with remaining eligibility will have the option of transferring or continuing their education at CSUB. Affected scholarship student–athletes will continue to receive their athletics scholarships for the 2010–11 academic year, should they choose to remain at CSUB. Salaried coaches will remain on staff until the completion of the current contracts in June.

gouci
Feb 19th, 2010, 06:22 PM
It's the 2nd month of the Spring season and South Alabama only has 4 players on their roster. :help::help::help:
Believe it or not the South Alabama men's tennis team is in worst shape.

The men's tennis coach provided more than $12,000 in impermissible financial aid to five international players over a six-year period.

NCAA Penalties: Three years' probation; reduction in scholarships; four-year NCAA show-cause order for coach; permanent disassociation of coach with South Alabama's program; forfeiture of victories; one-year postseason ban.

Embittered
Mar 14th, 2010, 12:45 PM
Old news, but the University of New Orleans is moving from D I to D III (http://www.nola.com/sports/index.ssf/2009/12/board_approves_move_to_divisio.html). I can't find anything tennis-specific. Assume it'll work like this (http://www.unoprivateers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=16700&ATCLID=204904140):

Monday's appearance was also the final one for the women's basketball program in the SBC, as the school has announced it will withdraw from the league this summer and participate next year as a Division I independent with plans of transitioning to Division III.

tennisbuddy12
Mar 14th, 2010, 04:28 PM
That explains why Kir Kemp (and her brother) left to go to GA State...DIII doesn't give athletic scholarships

form
Mar 20th, 2010, 05:04 PM
Joining just becoming D1 Cal State Bakersfield, D2 Cal Poly Pomona just cut mens and womens tennis also.

Budget carnage in the state of California continues.

gouci
Mar 22nd, 2010, 06:39 AM
Budget Crisis forces Cal Poly Pomona to cut men's and women's tennis

3/19/2010 1:01:40 PM

POMONA – Due to unprecedented cuts in state funding, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona announced today that it will cut the men’s and women’s intercollegiate tennis programs, effective with the 2010-11 academic year.

“While a number of very tough decisions lie ahead as we reconcile our budget challenges, the suspension of our tennis programs is particularly painful to me,” said President Michael Ortiz. “Our student-athletes, particularly in the tennis program, have come to represent the very best of what we do, both in the classroom and on the court. They maintain extraordinary GPA’s, lead many of our campus organizations, and serve extensively in our local communities. This action is reflective of the State Legislature’s inability to adequately fund higher education.”

Cal Poly Pomona took a $30.8-million dollar budget cut for the 2009-10 academic year, equating to about 20 percent of its total state allocation. The university will be forced to reduce its enrollment by an additional 2,000 students for next year to align the number of attendees with the available resources. California is currently projecting a budget deficit in excess of $20 billion.

“As one can imagine, this is an extremely difficult decision,’’ Director of Athletics Brian Swanson said. “The economic issues that have gripped our state have had a far-reaching impact and no one is immune. We are making this announcement now to provide those student-athletes the opportunity to further their experience at other institutions, should they desire to do so.’’

The affected teams will continue to compete through the completion of the current academic year. All student-athletes with remaining eligibility will have the option of transferring or continuing their education at Cal Poly Pomona. Affected scholarship student-athletes will continue to receive their athletic scholarships for the 2010–11 academic year, should they choose to remain at the university. Salaried coaches will remain on staff until the completion of their current contracts in June.

Embittered
Apr 8th, 2010, 11:06 PM
Tennessee Tech suspends women's tennis (http://www.ttusports.com/releases/2009-10/4_8_restructuring)

Embittered
Jun 1st, 2010, 09:01 PM
http://www.kget.com/news/local/story/CSUB-President-3-dropped-sports-reinstated/AgPMXOiY5k6fuMrs0sXAEQ.cspx
The president of Cal State University Bakersfield reinstated three sports that were set to be dropped from the athletic roster next year due to budget cuts.

Wrestling, golf, tennis would be returning next year, said CSUB President Horace Mitchell during a news conference Tuesday.

form
Jun 6th, 2010, 08:19 PM
It's not D1 but Cari Groce leaves D2 Cal State Los Angeles after one year (did decent job cleaning that program up... better look, better results)

and then CSULA downgrades position from full time astronimical 90K (job posting last summer) to part time 35-45K (on job posting right now)

Sign of the times.... my guess is they told her they were cutting it to PT and she bailed.



You can't spell ch'EATERS without UCI 'EATERS

gouci
Jul 6th, 2010, 05:59 PM
Former Middle Tennessee State head coach named BU assistant coach

June 30, 2010

WACO, Texas - Former All-American and all-SEC selection Alison Ojeda has been named an assistant coach of Baylor's women's tennis program head coach Joey Scrivano announced today. Ojeda spent the last five seasons as the head coach at Middle Tennessee State University.

"We are extremely excited to have Alison join our coaching staff, she brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to our program," Scrivano said. "Her positive attitude and vibrant personality are contagious and will be an asset to our team. I have a lot of respect for what she has done as a head coach at MTSU, taking that program to the next level. We're thrilled to have her join the Baylor Tennis family."

A former All-American and WTA player, Ojeda inherited an MTSU team with just two returning players in 2005, but brought the program back to the national rankings in 2010. Helping the Blue Raiders to their first winning season in six years, Ojeda led MTSU to an 11-10 record, while earning an ITA ranking of No. 75 after a 5-0 start. After winning 15 matches in her first two seasons, she led her team to nine wins in her third and fourth year at the helm.

"I am excited to become a part of Baylor's Athletic Department and look forward to being back in Texas," Ojeda said. "Joey and his players have done an exceptional job taking the Baylor Bears to the Elite Eight four of the last five years in the NCAA Tournament. Through the team's success, it is obvious the players respect and trust Joey as a leader and tennis coach."

Ojeda was an assistant coach at Alabama in 2005 and served two years at Texas A&M, earning the 2004 Southeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year honor. Alabama fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in 2005 and finished the year ranked 38th nationally. TAMU posted a 44-19 record during her two seasons in College Station, winning Big 12 regular season and tournament titles and making a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, including reaching the Sweet 16 in 2003.

While at Texas A&M, Ojeda helped the Aggies finish the 2004 season ranked 16th in the nation. She also coached four All-Big 12 players and one All-American, Jessica Roland.

Ojeda spent eight months on the WTA tour in 2004 between her stops as an assistant at Texas A&M and Alabama. She also was the tournament founder and director for the College Station Open, a 64-player open level tournament, during her time as an Aggie. The San Antonio, Texas, native enjoyed a stellar playing career at the University of Tennessee, posting 102 singles and 100 doubles victories. She earned All-America honors in singles as a junior, was a four-time Academic All-SEC selection, and was voted the national recipient of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Humanitarian Award and Cissie B. Leary Leadership and Sportsmanship Award in 2002. The Cissie B. Leary Award is presented to someone who displays inspiring commitment and dedication to her team, enhancing the team's performance and exemplifying the spirit of college tennis. Ojeda was the Southeast Region winner of the Cissie B. Leary Award as a junior, as well.

Ojeda was also a three-time SEC Sportsmanship Award honoree. During her senior year, she helped captain UT's first-ever appearance in the NCAA Final Four. Ojeda finished her career ranked 26th in the country in singles and 59th in doubles. She finished ranked No. 23 in singles and No. 16 in doubles as a junior, making the NCAA Individual Championships in both events and leading UT to its first-ever SEC championship match appearance. The Lady Vols finished the year ranked No. 6 nationally, the team's first Top 10 final ranking in 25 years.

As a sophomore, she ended the year ranked 38th in singles and 21st in doubles, making her first NCAA Championships appearance in both singles and doubles. She posted a 47-22 combined mark as a freshman, picking up Tennessee's lone point in the NCAA Team Championship in a loss to Stanford.

Ojeda garnered First Team All-SEC honors in singles as a junior and Second Team accolades in doubles as a sophomore. She is one of only three players in Lady Vols history to post more than 100 victories in both singles and doubles.

Ojeda was a three-time all-state selection at Douglas MacArthur High School and registered a 2008 combined singles and doubles mark. She reached the finals of the state tournament as a senior before falling in the title match and also advanced to the state tourney as a sophomore and junior. She played in the Sugar Bowl Tournament and National Indoor Championships in 1996-97.

fantic
Jul 6th, 2010, 06:26 PM
I didn't know Dianne Matias was assistant coach for UCI :eek:

Tenniswish
Jul 7th, 2010, 05:42 AM
TCU Coach Not Returning Next Year

http://gofrogs.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/070310aaa.html

Tenniswish
Jul 22nd, 2010, 09:27 PM
TCU's Dave Borelli moving back over from the men's team to the women's team. Keep an eye on TCU over the next few years. Borelli was a 7-time national championship coach at USC and had the TCU women's team up to #15 in the country before he jumped over to try his hand as a men's coach.

http://gofrogs.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/072110aaa.html

Embittered
Jul 23rd, 2010, 11:02 PM
Article (http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/jul/21/athletic-department-deficit-leads-to-more-layoffs/) about SDSU.
The recent cuts came in nonrevenue sports that already had been trying to get by with small staffs and budgets. For example, both men’s and women’s tennis programs at SDSU had a full-time coaching staff of two: a head coach and full-time assistant coach. This week both assistant coaches, Ryan Redondo and Lindsey Gamp, were told their contracts weren’t being renewed.

form
Jul 24th, 2010, 01:06 AM
Article (http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/jul/21/athletic-department-deficit-leads-to-more-layoffs/) about SDSU.

The divide between the BCS schools and the other football schools is widening also.

I do not think there are many non football schools (if any) with a full time assistant. Most have a 1/4 or 1/2 part time asst at best... and some have head coaches running both genders to save money.

Sadly college tennis is about as non-revenue as it gets. Fairly cheap to run but non revenue so when they go looking for cuts there is little defense to offset the problem. This reality is likely to spread.

What drives me nuts is how tennis programs need asst's but golf teams have the same or more. They don't hit the ball back and 99% are not even teaching pros. Ok, maybe you need someone to help during a tournament but they only play 8 tournies a year. Tennis coaches actually are on court 3-4 hours per day every day HITTING THE BALL. Golf coaches are a joke.


You can't spell ch'EATERS without UCI 'EATERS

gouci
Jul 24th, 2010, 08:07 AM
July 23, 2010

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Chad Skorupka, who spent the past five seasons as the head women's tennis coach at Wake Forest, is resigning from his position, Director of Athletics Ron Wellman confirmed on Friday.

"We hate to see Chad go, as he did an outstanding job leading our women's tennis program," said Senior Associate Athletic Director Barbara Walker. "Chad always brought in outstanding student-athletes, and he leaves the program in great shape."

Skorupka came to Wake Forest after four seasons at the helm of the Yale women's tennis program. A former assistant coach with the Deacons, he led Wake to four NCAA Tournament appearances from 2006-09.

"I want to thank Ron Wellman and Barbara Walker for the opportunity to come back and coach at Wake Forest the past five years,' said Skorupka. "It has been a great experience for me, my family, and the fantastic student-athletes I was able to work with. I wish the team, Wake Forest, and all the the incredible people at Wake Forest all the best in the future."

Skorupka took over a Deacon program that hadn't posted a winning season in three years and immediately led it to a 14-10 record and the second round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament. He also led Wake Forest to the NCAA second round in 2007, garnering a program-best No. 14 national ranking along the way.

Skorupka led the Deacons to NCAA Tournament berths in 2008 and 2009 before failing to qualify last season.

Overall, Skorupka posted a 61-59 (.508) record in five seasons at Wake Forest and a 119-83 (.589) record in nine seasons as a head coach. In ACC play, Skorupka's teams went 23-32 (.418) and advanced to the ACC Tournament quarterfinals four times.

Skorupka also spent two seasons as assistant coach at Wake Forest from 1999-2001. He helped the Deacon women's tennis squad advance to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals in 2000.

Skorupka, a 1994 graduate of Penn State, began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant at his alma mater from 1996-99.

A national search for a replacement will begin immediately.

gouci
Jul 25th, 2010, 05:22 AM
johnnytennis what do you want to say? :lol:

johnnytennis
Jul 25th, 2010, 05:25 AM
July 23, 2010

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Chad Skorupka, who spent the past five seasons as the head women's tennis coach at Wake Forest, is resigning from his position, Director of Athletics Ron Wellman confirmed on Friday.

"We hate to see Chad go, as he did an outstanding job leading our women's tennis program," said Senior Associate Athletic Director Barbara Walker. "Chad always brought in outstanding student-athletes, and he leaves the program in great shape."

Skorupka came to Wake Forest after four seasons at the helm of the Yale women's tennis program. A former assistant coach with the Deacons, he led Wake to four NCAA Tournament appearances from 2006-09.

"I want to thank Ron Wellman and Barbara Walker for the opportunity to come back and coach at Wake Forest the past five years,' said Skorupka. "It has been a great experience for me, my family, and the fantastic student-athletes I was able to work with. I wish the team, Wake Forest, and all the the incredible people at Wake Forest all the best in the future."

Skorupka took over a Deacon program that hadn't posted a winning season in three years and immediately led it to a 14-10 record and the second round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament. He also led Wake Forest to the NCAA second round in 2007, garnering a program-best No. 14 national ranking along the way.

Skorupka led the Deacons to NCAA Tournament berths in 2008 and 2009 before failing to qualify last season.

Overall, Skorupka posted a 61-59 (.508) record in five seasons at Wake Forest and a 119-83 (.589) record in nine seasons as a head coach. In ACC play, Skorupka's teams went 23-32 (.418) and advanced to the ACC Tournament quarterfinals four times.

Skorupka also spent two seasons as assistant coach at Wake Forest from 1999-2001. He helped the Deacon women's tennis squad advance to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals in 2000.

Skorupka, a 1994 graduate of Penn State, began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant at his alma mater from 1996-99.

A national search for a replacement will begin immediately.

Not really surprising. The two women's tennis programs that were disappointing this year with good players were Wake Forest and TCU and both of the coaches left. Wake has been down now for a couple years.

form
Jul 25th, 2010, 07:16 AM
Not really surprising. The two women's tennis programs that were disappointing this year with good players were Wake Forest and TCU and both of the coaches left. Wake has been down now for a couple years.

Same coach ran Yale downward right before he left for Wake. Also know he through a tizzy one year when Yale lost to LB... said Yale would never come back after they got waxed as I recall. Funny given budgets and Ivy vs "state school."

In both cases did ok to begin with given players but never a good recruiter it would appear.



You can't spell ch'EATERS without UCI 'EATERS

gouci
Jul 26th, 2010, 01:15 PM
Vargas, Fernandez Take over Aggie Tennis

Courtesy: New Mexico State University
Release: 06/30/2010

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (June 30)-New Mexico State Athletics Director Dr. McKinley Boston didn’t have far to search for the new tennis coaches. Longtime tennis assistant coaches Carlos Vargas and Ivan Fernandez are tasked with leading the Aggies following Don Ball’s retirement.

Vargas becomes the new men’s head coach after he spent the previous 19 seasons as an assistant while Fernandez is in charge as the women’s head coach following his eighth season with the Aggies.

In addition to his coaching duties, Vargas serves as an instructor in the School of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at NM State, and he gives lessons to Las Cruces area tennis players at the NM State Tennis Center.

Along with his coaching responsibilities, Fernandez continues to give private and group lessons and he has been charged with managing the day to day operations of the NM State Tennis Center.

“After nine years as an assistant coach, it’s great to get the opportunity to run my own program,” Fernandez said. “It’s a really exciting time, and I’m looking forward to this next endeavor.”

In 2010, the Aggie men were ranked for a school-record 11 weeks in the ITA national rankings, and they were ranked as high as No. 51. NM State advanced to the WAC Championship quarterfinals for fourth time in five seasons and concluded the season with an 11-8 record. The Aggies defeated three ranked teams including No. 42 Hawai’i, No. 57 New Mexico and No. 58 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Vargas has coached 13 different singles players to all-conference accolades and 10 of his doubles teams have received all-league honors. In 2009, he was named the ITA Mountain Region Assistant Coach of the Year.

Fernandez first began his career at NM State in the 2000-01 season and returned to Las Cruces in 2006, after a two-year absence.

In 2010, the Aggie women recorded their 19th-straight season with at least 10 victories. NM State finished the year with an 11-14 record that included a victory over Fresno State for the first time since joining the WAC. Sophia Marks was a second team All-WAC selection in singles. Marks along with Manon Sylvain were named second team All-WAC in doubles.

After his first three years with NM State from 2000-03, Fernandez spent the 2003-04 season as a women’s assistant coach and college instructor at Florida International in Miami, Fla. There he was responsible for the development of practice plans and conditioning routines for both in and offseason practices, in addition to his numerous other duties at FIU.

Following his stint at FIU, he was the assistant coach for the men’s team at East Tennessee State. That season he coached the Buccaneers to a 2005 Southern Conference Championship and a NCAA bid, following a perfect 13-0 conference record.

Fernandez is a Certified Tennis Professional with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and has been a member of the United States Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR) since 1995. He has been teaching tennis since 1990 and coaching in the collegiate ranks since 2000.

In addition to his coaching duties with the Aggies, he is Red Cross CPR and First Aid certified and has been a USRSA (United States Racquet Stringers Association) member since 2004.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Edward’s in Austin, Texas. Fernandez and his wife, Lausanne, reside in Las Cruces.

gouci
Jul 26th, 2010, 01:29 PM
In addition to his coaching duties with the Aggies, he...has been a USRSA (United States Racquet Stringers Association) member since 2004.
Nice to know the new coach can string racquets! :lol:

tigertennis
Jul 27th, 2010, 12:59 AM
And he knows CPR! Who writes this stuff?!?! :rolls:

gouci
Aug 10th, 2010, 12:56 AM
SIUE Tennis Serves Up New Leadership

Department Working On Future Assistant for Programs

July 22, 2010

EDWARDSVILLE, ILL. - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Director of Athletics Dr. Brad Hewitt has announced a new leader for the Cougar women's and men's tennis programs. After the unexpected resignation of the previous coach and the critical time of his departure, Dr. Hewitt believes it is necessary to stabilize the program with an individual possessing not only significant tennis experience but also the understanding of and commitment to building a program for future Division I competition. Jason Coomer, SIUE Assistant Athletic Director for Sales and Marketing, will take over as the head coach for both programs.

"We are very pleased that Jason will be taking on this additional role in the department. His leadership will keep us on a clear path, and he will serve as an excellent mentor as we continue to play stronger schedules in Division I," Hewitt said. "Jason's demonstrated work ethic and commitment to the Department's future gives me great confidence that he will be successful in both roles."

Coomer was team captain of a very successful collegiate tennis program at the University of Southern Indiana where he earned a bachelor's in social science education in 2001. He also served as an assistant coach for the Screaming Eagles for a season, helping his alma mater to an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

As a player, Coomer helped USI to back-to-back Great Lakes Valley Conference titles in 1999 and 2000, three straight regular season crowns from 1998 to 2000, and an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2000.

After earning a bachelor's degree from USI in 2001, he moved on to Ohio State University where he received a master's degree in sports management in 2003. During his tenure at OSU, Coomer served as the Assistant Director of Championships for the 2002 Big Ten Tennis Championships.

Coomer spent eight summers at the Wayland Academy Nike Tennis Camps working with junior players from around the country. He worked under the direction of United States Tennis Hall of Fame member John Powless.

Additionally, the department has spoken with several female tennis coaches with extensive Division I collegiate playing experience, and we are working to develop a second position to assist Coomer. It is our hope to bring this to fruition in the near future.

gouci
Aug 17th, 2010, 07:20 PM
So McCall Jones must have transferred from BYU to UCLA to avoid appearances of nepotism from her older sister Lauren Jones Spencer. :happy:
_____________________________

PROVO, Utah (June 3, 2010) — BYU head women's tennis coach Joey Johnson today announced he is resigning his position at the University effective immediately to pursue other opportunities.

Johnson led BYU women’s tennis to a 2009-10 record of 9-13, finishing fourth in the Mountain West Conference at 5-3.

Prior to coming to BYU Johnson spent his professional career coaching and training top-level tennis players. From 2001-03 he trained on the ATP Pro Tour as a private coach. Johnson also spent four years as the Director of Tennis at Woodmoor Country Club in Monument, Colo., and three years at the Denver Tennis Club. Prior to that, he coached at several academies in the Southern California region. Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Mississippi.

“We appreciate coach Johnson’s service to BYU,” said associate athletics director Janie Penfield. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Lauren Jones Spencer (http://www.byucougars.com/StaffProfile.jsp?ID=214), who has been the assistant women’s coach for the past two seasons, has been named the interim head coach for the upcoming 2010-11 season.

Jones played tennis at BYU from 2003-07 where as a senior she was ranked No. 3 in the NCAA Central Region preseason polls. She and doubles partner Sofia Holden placed second in the Wilson/ITA Central-West Championships. She was undefeated at the 2007 MWC tournament and finished the season with a career-best singles record of 25-13, along with a 23-12 doubles record. She was named first-team All-Mountain West in both singles and doubles.

Tennisace
Aug 18th, 2010, 02:42 PM
So McCall Jones must have transferred from BYU to UCLA to avoid appearances of nepotism from her older sister Lauren Jones Spencer. :happy:
_____________________________

PROVO, Utah (June 3, 2010) — BYU head women's tennis coach Joey Johnson today announced he is resigning his position at the University effective immediately to pursue other opportunities.

Johnson led BYU women’s tennis to a 2009-10 record of 9-13, finishing fourth in the Mountain West Conference at 5-3.

Prior to coming to BYU Johnson spent his professional career coaching and training top-level tennis players. From 2001-03 he trained on the ATP Pro Tour as a private coach. Johnson also spent four years as the Director of Tennis at Woodmoor Country Club in Monument, Colo., and three years at the Denver Tennis Club. Prior to that, he coached at several academies in the Southern California region. Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Mississippi.

“We appreciate coach Johnson’s service to BYU,” said associate athletics director Janie Penfield. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Lauren Jones Spencer (http://www.byucougars.com/StaffProfile.jsp?ID=214), who has been the assistant women’s coach for the past two seasons, has been named the interim head coach for the upcoming 2010-11 season.

Jones played tennis at BYU from 2003-07 where as a senior she was ranked No. 3 in the NCAA Central Region preseason polls. She and doubles partner Sofia Holden placed second in the Wilson/ITA Central-West Championships. She was undefeated at the 2007 MWC tournament and finished the season with a career-best singles record of 25-13, along with a 23-12 doubles record. She was named first-team All-Mountain West in both singles and doubles.

Yes and no. Lauren Jones Spencer is a former BYU player and obviously was the assistant coach before. Also, I believe that McCall's boyfriend may have just graduated from BYU (he is from Southern California) so a transfer to UCLA may also have been a move to be closer to her boyfriend. Also let's face it, she was way too good to be playing at BYU. I'm curious to see where they will be put her in the line-up.

Amalgamate
Aug 19th, 2010, 02:47 AM
Yes and no. Lauren Jones Spencer is a former BYU player and obviously was the assistant coach before. Also, I believe that McCall's boyfriend may have just graduated from BYU (he is from Southern California) so a transfer to UCLA may also have been a move to be closer to her boyfriend. Also let's face it, she was way too good to be playing at BYU. I'm curious to see where they will be put her in the line-up.

She lost 0&1 in the first round of NCAA's. She wasn't too good for BYU.

fantic
Aug 19th, 2010, 04:23 AM
Tennisace how the hell do you know Jones' personal life :lol:
And Jones lost to Desirae Krawczyk in So Cal tourney for USO PO. But K is good, so :angel:

fantic
Aug 19th, 2010, 04:26 AM
She lost 0&1 in the first round of NCAA's. She wasn't too good for BYU.

But she didn't lose to some random player, she lost to the 3rd seeded Maria Sanchez, so. There :lol:

(Was she a rare participant in NCAA for BYU? Dunno about that, though)

Additionally, Jones played with Price at WAATC last year. The team beat

REMYNSE/SCHNACK 8-4, and lost to Borsanyi/Broosova 7-9

So maybe she could contribute in doubles, filling Schnack's huge gap.

Tennisace
Aug 19th, 2010, 04:32 AM
She lost 0&1 in the first round of NCAA's. She wasn't too good for BYU.

Let me clarify, although she was playing No. 1 singles for BYU I don't know how much her game was growing given the weaker competition BYU plays.

Amalgamate
Aug 19th, 2010, 05:38 AM
Let me clarify, although she was playing No. 1 singles for BYU I don't know how much her game was growing given the weaker competition BYU plays.

Edit: Deleted post. Don't want to spend the time explaining myself :lol:

tigertennis
Aug 19th, 2010, 06:53 AM
But who really cares? It's not like she's anywhere near good enough to have a successful pro career.

Well by that logic then who really cares about any woman playing college tennis?

Amalgamate
Aug 19th, 2010, 07:00 AM
Well by that logic then who really cares about any woman playing college tennis?

Exactly.

gouci
Aug 25th, 2010, 04:51 AM
August 4, 2010

Schaub promoted to head women's tennis coach

Four-year assistant coach with Blue Raiders

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee State Director of Athletics Chris Massaro announced Wednesday that Blue Raider assistant women's tennis coach Melissa Schaub has been promoted to the head coaching position.

"Melissa was a great assistant coach for Alison (Ojeda)," Massaro said. "I am confident she will be able to build upon the progress that was built. Melissa has a great rapport with her players who cares about their well-being and is a tremendous teacher. The feeling is mutual as the players let me know that they wanted Melissa to be their coach.

"She knows the strengths and weaknesses of our team and has a great plan to elevate our program."

Schaub, a Lexington, Ohio, product, recently completed her fourth season with the Blue Raiders as the team's assistant coach. She helped MTS earn its best record when it finished 11-10, collecting double-digit wins for the first time, since 2004.

"I am so honored to have been given this opportunity," Schaub said. "Middle Tennessee State is such an exciting place right now and I could not be happier to be part of this university."

While in Murfreesboro, Schaub has assisted the Blue Raiders in their steady climb up the Sun Belt standings each season. She also helped organize community activities, including the clinic the team conducted to raise money for Haiti earthquake victims this past season.

She is a former All-American doubles player at Tennessee, competing for former Middle Tennessee State men's standout Mike Patrick. She garnered All-America doubles accolades as a freshman, compiling a 20-8 dual match record and 31-13 overall ledger in 2002-03. Schaub combined with partner Vilmarie Castellvi to defeat 10 ranked opponents on their way to All-SEC Second Team honors and a No. 4 national seed in the NCAA Tournament. The pairing finished the campaign ranked No. 6 nationally.

Her best singles mark also came during her inaugural collegiate campaign, when she tallied a 22-18 mark, including a 16-11 effort in dual matches.

Despite battling injuries much of her next two years in Knoxville, Schaub registered a 25-21 dual match record in doubles action. As a senior, she played at the No. 2 and 3 singles positions before moving to the top spot in early April. She was 3-0 at the SEC Tournament and was recognized as a SEC Player of the Week.

She became just the 10th Lady Vol in school history to earn 70 doubles victories, while finished her senior season ranked No. 44 in doubles with partner Ghizela Schutte.

Schaub was a member of the SEC Good Works Team and SEC Academic Honor Roll as a senior.

gouci
Sep 8th, 2010, 06:06 PM
Wake Forest Names Jeff Wyshner Head Women's Tennis Coach

Wyshner comes to Wake Forest from Akron where he was the women's head coach for four years


Aug. 27, 2010

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest has named Jeff Wyshner head women's tennis coach, as announced by Director of Athletics Ron Wellman on Friday.

Wyshner (pronounced Y-shner) comes to Wake Forest with 17 years of college head coaching experience and has spent the last four seasons as the head women's tennis coach at the University of Akron.

"We are very excited to welcome Jeff Wyshner to Wake Forest as our women's tennis coach," said Senior Associate Athletic Director Barbara Walker. "Jeff had tremendous success at Akron, turning their program into a winner in four years, and his academic background makes him an excellent fit at Wake Forest. We are confident that he will be able to build on our past success and continue our status as one of the top women's tennis programs in the country "

At Akron, Wyshner took control of a struggling program and elevated it to unprecedented heights and national prominence. In 2010, Wyshner guided the Zips to a 19-3 record, including wins over Michigan State and Penn State, and a second-place finish in the Mid-American Conference - the best conference result in school history.

Wyshner built a reputation as a top-notch recruiter at Akron, with his 2009-10 freshman class being voted as the 33rd best in the nation and third-best among mid-major teams and his 2008-09 class being ranked 34th in the nation and 12th among mid-majors. Both years, Akron had the highest-rated class in the MAC, after previously never having had a ranked recruiting class in program history. In 2009, Wyshner-recruit Zara Harutyunyan became the first player in school history to be named the MAC Player of the Year.

"I am excited to be joining the Wake Forest family," said Wyshner. "The University and the athletic department offer prospective student-athletes the best of everything - an incredible classroom education, daily interaction with some of the best and brightest classmates in the country, an incredible campus and an athletic program dedicated to competing at the highest levels. My goal will be to live up to this exceptional atmosphere by giving highly motivated players the best developmental opportunity in collegiate tennis within the framework of a team whose members are committed to each other and to the name on the front of their jersey."

Prior to coming to Akron, Wyshner coached both the men's and women's tennis teams at Fairfield University from 2001-06 and was the women's tennis head coach at Manhattan College from 1993-2001. Wyshner has accumulated a career head coaching record of 231-203 (.532), including 177-147 (.546) coaching women's tennis.

While at Fairfield, Wyshner achieved never-before-seen success as his women's teams won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship in 2004, and also recorded one second-place finish and five third-place results. Wyshner was named the MAAC Women's Tennis Coach of the Year in 2004 after leading the Stags to an NCAA Championship berth for the first time in program history. In 2005, Wyshner earned MAAC Men's Tennis Coach of the Year honors, making him the only coach in MAAC history to have been named Coach of the Year for both men's and women's squads.

In eight years as the women's head coach at Manhattan College, Wyshner became the program's winningest coach, posting a 70-54 overall record. In 2000-01, he led the Jaspers to a 13-4 record and their first-ever appearance in the MAAC championship match.

A native of Canaan, Conn., Wyshner graduated cum laude from Yale with a degree in economics and mathematics. He received a master's degree in educational administration from the Teacher's College at Columbia in 1996 and earned a juris doctorate degree from Columbia Law School in 2000.

Wyshner and his wife Jennifer have two children, a 4-year-old son Landon and 1-year-old daughter Sophie.

gouci
Sep 16th, 2010, 09:19 AM
Sept. 1, 2010

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin director of athletics Robert Hill announced on Wednesday that Patrick Sullivan has been named the new head coach of the women's tennis program. Sullivan replaces Bret Arrant who retired after 17 seasons following the 2009-10 season.

"Patrick brings a wealth of experience to the position and has a proven record of signing good players," SFA Director of Athletics Robert Hill said. "He has accepted my challenge of improving our tennis program and I fully expect him to succeed based on what he was able to do at SMU and Arkansas."

Sullivan is assuming head coaching duties for the first time in his career, coming to SFA after stints as an assistant at SMU and most recently at Arkansas.

"I'm very excited about the opportunity to join the SFA family and proud to be the head tennis coach," Sullivan said. "We have challenges in front of us, but we also have great opportunities with everything SFA has to offer - a great university, outstanding community, supportive administration, and thanks to the generous contributions of the Schlief family, a terrific new tennis facility that is one of the best in Texas. Everything is in place to help us take SFA tennis to new heights and we are up to the challenge."

Sullivan spent two separate tours at Arkansas, most recently in 2009-10 where he helped lead the Razorbacks to an 18-10 record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Hogs knocked off No. 42 Oklahoma in the first round before falling to top-seeded Texas one round later.

Sullivan had previously served as a graduate assistant coach with head coach Michael Hegarty and the Razorbacks from 2004-06 before taking over as the assistant coach during the 2006-07 season. In his first season, the Razorbacks achieved their first .500 record since the 1990s and broke their 49-match Southeastern Conference losing streak with a win at Auburn.

In his second season, Sullivan helped guide Arkansas to an NCAA Tournament berth, on the heels of a five-match conference win streak, the Razorbacks' longest since 1997. During his tenure at Arkansas, four of Sullivan's players achieved national rankings, including two players in the top 25. In 2007, Sullivan's final season, the Razorbacks fielded the ITA Central Region's top-ranked singles player and two of the region's top-five doubles teams.

Before his latest season at Arkansas, Sullivan was in Dallas serving as assistant women's tennis coach at SMU for two seasons, assisting in all aspects for the Mustangs' program and helping the team to a school all-time best 28-3 record in 2008-09 and their first top-25 finish in 20 years. In his two years at SMU, three of Sullivan's recruits garnered national rankings in singles and four different doubles pairs appeared in the top-50. Sullivan's teams dominated on the court as well as in the classroom, earning nine all-conference athletic and academic awards, conference newcomer of the year, freshman of the year, and player of the year awards, as well as earning the highest GPA of any team on campus in back-to-back years.

Prior to Arkansas, Sullivan worked as a volunteer assistant coach for the men's tennis team at his alma mater, Texas A&M University. His coaching responsibilities at Texas A&M included working with the strength and conditioning coaches and supervising the team's summer conditioning program. During his time in College Station, Sullivan was also the head coach of the boys and girls tennis teams at the Brazos Christian School.

A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sullivan recently relocated to Nacogdoches with his wife, Caroline.

gouci
Nov 14th, 2010, 06:27 AM
Brandon Padgett is in his first season as head coach at Akron, being named to the post on Oct. 13, 2010. Padgett takes the reins of the Zips' program after three-plus seasons at Kennesaw State. He replaces Jeffrey Wyshner, who accepted the women's head coaching position at Wake Forest in August 2010. Wyshner was at UA for four seasons.

"We are excited to welcome Brandon to the Akron Athletics family," Akron Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill said. "His skill set as a coach and recruiter allowed both the men's and women's programs at Kennesaw State to take major strides forward in a short period of time, and we are confident that he will be able to build on the recent success enjoyed by our team. We also feel Brandon has an approach that will keep us on track as we strive to build one of the top tennis programs in the Midwest."

Padgett inherits an Akron program that comes off what was arguably the most successful season in program history in 2009-10, in which it posted a program single-season record for league wins (7-1) and tallied the most overall victories (19-3) since the 1990-91 squad went 26-6. Additionally, the Zips opened the dual-match portion of their season with a 15-match win streak and were the nation's last undefeated Division I squad. UA's impressive start earned it a season-high and program-best national ranking of 63rd by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association during the first week of April.

Padgett was named head coach of the women's team at Kennesaw State, located in Kennesaw, Ga., in March 2007 and in 2008 started up the varsity men's program. He led both teams until February 2010, at which point he was elevated to director of tennis operations, while maintaining the title of women's coach. As director of tennis operations he had oversight of all aspects of both squads, including scheduling, budgeting and fundraising. He also oversaw the construction of the newly refurbished KSU Tennis Complex.

During his tenure at Kennesaw State, the athletics department switched from competing in the Peach Belt Conference and NCAA Division II to its current place in the Atlantic Sun Conference and Division I. During the transitional period, Padgett helped the program remain competitive and scored high marks in terms of recruiting. His women's team finished fifth in the conference in 2009, after placing 11th one season earlier. The jump in the standings came on the heels of signing a recruiting class that ranked as the 22nd best among mid-major programs, according to the ITA. The 2010 women's team finished sixth, and its recruiting class was listed 24th among mid-majors, with only one recruit.

In 2008, he guided the men's program through its first season of existence as a varsity sport, and his fall 2008 recruiting class ranked as the 29th best nationally, behind Ohio State and Indiana. The 2009 class was listed 11th among mid-majors.

Padgett came to Kennesaw State after serving as assistant coach at Dayton during the 2006-07 season, and his coaching resume also includes stints at the high school and Division-III level. He also served as a teaching professional at the Five Season Sports Club in Dayton, Ohio.

Prior to his time in Dayton, he served as the head coach at D-III Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., from 2003-04. From 2001-03, he was the head coach for both men's and women's tennis as well as women's soccer at D-III Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va. He also served as the Tennis Camp Director for the Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department while at Shenandoah.

Padgett served as the head coach at Miami (Hamilton) University for one season before heading to the state of Virginia. In his lone year with the Harriers, the team claimed the Ohio Regional Campus Conference title.

His first head coaching position was with his alma mater, Ross High School, in Ross, Ohio. He spent two seasons as the coach of the Rams, leading RHS to a 51-28 record and consecutive runner-up finishes in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference.

During his playing career, he was an all-conference performer and doubles champion at Miami (Hamilton) University, where he helped lead his team to the conference championship in both his freshman and sophomore seasons (1994 and '95).

Padgett, 35, received his undergraduate degree in health and sports studies from Miami (Ohio) in 1999 and received a master's degree in physical education from West Virginia in 2001. He and his wife, Jessica, have a four-year-old daughter, Addyson.

fantic
Jan 22nd, 2011, 05:50 PM
Cristina Visico 1st season as Volunteer Assistant Coach

link (http://www.calbears.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/visico_cristina00.html)

fantic
Jan 28th, 2011, 09:25 PM
from NU website;

'Another interesting connection between Northwestern and Harvard becomes apparent with a glance at the Crimson's coaching staff. Keri Robison, a 2009 Northwestern graduate who played a key role in NU's run to its first championship at the National Indoor tournament, is in her first season as an assistant coach for Harvard head coach Traci Green. Robison completed her NU career with an overall record of 53-18.'

link (http://nusports.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/012711aaa.html)

spartyfan
Jan 28th, 2011, 10:01 PM
Longtime Boise State coach resigned November 1, 2010

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2011/01/20/1495062/idaho-collegesl-bsuwomens-tennis.html

gouci
Jan 29th, 2011, 12:32 AM
Might explain why 5 star Haley Driver changed her verbal from Boise St. to Oregon.

gouci
Apr 14th, 2011, 05:13 AM
Here is the job description thanks to Form.

Cal Poly women's tennis head coach position. (https://www.calpolyjobs.org/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1302738955365)

gouci
May 4th, 2011, 01:57 AM
Longtime Boise State coach resigned November 1, 2010

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2011/01/20/1495062/idaho-collegesl-bsuwomens-tennis.html
The truth comes out. Boise State's women's tennis coaches were dismissed last November for allowing a player to compete before she enrolled at the university and holding impermissible practices.

The NCAA has accused Boise State of having a lack of institutional control over its sports programs.

The NCAA prompted the school in 2009 to launch an internal investigation into allegations that tennis athletes among others had received impermissible benefits.

tennisbuddy12
May 4th, 2011, 02:36 AM
How does that happen? Like the school didn't know an athlete wasn't enrolled? I thought to play on a team you had to get accepted first.

gouci
May 4th, 2011, 05:18 AM
How does that happen? Like the school didn't know an athlete wasn't enrolled? I thought to play on a team you had to get accepted first.Yeah hard to believe how this happened. That's why Boise St. is being investigated for lack of institutional control.

But believe it or not bigger screw ups than this have happened elsewhere. For example Long Beach St. won a national title in cheerleading this year. But then is was uncovered one of the cheerleaders that competed on the championship team was no longer a student at the school. Long Beach St. suffered major embarrassment in the cheer community, was stripped of their national title for cheating :happy: and the coach was fired.

form
May 5th, 2011, 05:32 AM
Yeah hard to believe how this happened. That's why Boise St. is being investigated for lack of institutional control.

But believe it or not bigger screw ups than this have happened elsewhere. For example Long Beach St. won a national title in cheerleading this year. But then is was uncovered one of the cheerleaders that competed on the championship team was no longer a student at the school. Long Beach St. suffered major embarrassment in the cheer community, was stripped of their national title for cheating :happy: and the coach was fired.

Hey don't short change it... it was a male cheerleader. :help:

Amalgamate
May 5th, 2011, 05:46 AM
Hey don't short change it... it was a male cheerleader. :help:

Heteronormative much?

form
May 5th, 2011, 06:02 AM
[QUOTE=gouci;19491239]Yeah hard to believe how this happened. That's why Boise St. is being investigated for lack of institutional control.QUOTE]

Ok, I don't think calling cheerleading a 'bigger' violation... stupider yes... but not bigger.

From Idaho Statesman newspaper:

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has charged Boise State with a major violation and a lack of institutional control after the university reported a host of secondary violations across five sports dating to 2005 and an alleged major violation by the former women’s tennis coach in 2010.

The NCAA presented the school with its case several months ago and Boise State responded April 25. The NCAA Committee on Infractions will review the response during a June 10 meeting in Indianapolis and issue a final report along with penalties for Boise State at a later date.

The majority of secondary violations involve impermissible housing, transportation and meals for incoming student-athletes in the days and weeks before school started, Boise State said.

Boise State was alerted to potential violations by the NCAA and began an investigation in March 2009. A year later, the school and the NCAA agreed on penalties for the violations, which included football, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s track and field.

“Most of those I would characterize as a misinterpretation of the rule in some cases and not fully knowing what was occurring in other instances,” Bleymaier told the Idaho Statesman on Monday night.

However, in October 2010, the school self-reported a major violation in the women’s tennis program, causing the NCAA to rescind its initial agreement, Bleymaier said.

The NCAA is charging former women’s tennis head coach Mark Tichenor and former assistant coach Tiffany Coll with unethical conduct, Boise State said. Bleymaier said evidence supports the charge and he accused the coaches of “willful and intentional” violations.

Both coaches left Boise State on Nov. 1.

The NCAA alleges that the coaches provided a prospective student-athlete with transportation, cash, lodging, educational expenses and entertainment and allowed her to participate in practice and NCAA events before she was enrolled. It then alleges that Tichenor and Coll lied about the violations to Boise State and the NCAA.

Further, it alleges Tichenor failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance.

Tichenor coached at Boise State from Nov. 1, 1999, to Nov. 1, when he said he resigned. Tichenor said he responded to the NCAA’s charges in writing earlier this year, but declined to give specifics about his resignation or the case.
“I just did. (Resigning) was a good thing to do,” Tichenor told the Statesman. “I’m not going to say one thing or another and have somebody from the NCAA read something. I can’t say anything on anything on it.”

Tichenor’s wife, Valerie, works for the athletic department as the executive director for the Stueckle Sky Center.

johnnytennis
May 6th, 2011, 05:52 AM
[QUOTE=gouci;19491239]Yeah hard to believe how this happened. That's why Boise St. is being investigated for lack of institutional control.QUOTE]

Ok, I don't think calling cheerleading a 'bigger' violation... stupider yes... but not bigger.

From Idaho Statesman newspaper:

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has charged Boise State with a major violation and a lack of institutional control after the university reported a host of secondary violations across five sports dating to 2005 and an alleged major violation by the former women’s tennis coach in 2010.

The NCAA presented the school with its case several months ago and Boise State responded April 25. The NCAA Committee on Infractions will review the response during a June 10 meeting in Indianapolis and issue a final report along with penalties for Boise State at a later date.

The majority of secondary violations involve impermissible housing, transportation and meals for incoming student-athletes in the days and weeks before school started, Boise State said.

Boise State was alerted to potential violations by the NCAA and began an investigation in March 2009. A year later, the school and the NCAA agreed on penalties for the violations, which included football, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s track and field.

“Most of those I would characterize as a misinterpretation of the rule in some cases and not fully knowing what was occurring in other instances,” Bleymaier told the Idaho Statesman on Monday night.

However, in October 2010, the school self-reported a major violation in the women’s tennis program, causing the NCAA to rescind its initial agreement, Bleymaier said.

The NCAA is charging former women’s tennis head coach Mark Tichenor and former assistant coach Tiffany Coll with unethical conduct, Boise State said. Bleymaier said evidence supports the charge and he accused the coaches of “willful and intentional” violations.

Both coaches left Boise State on Nov. 1.

The NCAA alleges that the coaches provided a prospective student-athlete with transportation, cash, lodging, educational expenses and entertainment and allowed her to participate in practice and NCAA events before she was enrolled. It then alleges that Tichenor and Coll lied about the violations to Boise State and the NCAA.

Further, it alleges Tichenor failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance.

Tichenor coached at Boise State from Nov. 1, 1999, to Nov. 1, when he said he resigned. Tichenor said he responded to the NCAA’s charges in writing earlier this year, but declined to give specifics about his resignation or the case.
“I just did. (Resigning) was a good thing to do,” Tichenor told the Statesman. “I’m not going to say one thing or another and have somebody from the NCAA read something. I can’t say anything on anything on it.”

Tichenor’s wife, Valerie, works for the athletic department as the executive director for the Stueckle Sky Center.

From what I read about the Boise State situation, it sounds like Coll the assistant coach got the shaft and I hope she sues Boise State for as much as she can get. The athletic director sounds like a real jerk and real unprofessional. If I was an athlete, I'd stay away from this school!

gouci
May 6th, 2011, 01:04 PM
Interesting if the article below will result in a coaching change or mass player exodus.

Players speak out against Wisconsin's tennis head coach

Pressure to follow strict eating rules damaging athletes’ physical, mental well-being

By Tom Sakash
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 9:00 p.m.
Updated Thursday, May 5, 2011 12:56:31 a.m.

Several members of the University of Wisconsin women’s tennis team have come forward to The Badger Herald illuminating issues with the team’s head coach, saying his actions have put the players’ health at risk.

According to phone interviews with four players, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, head coach Brian Fleishman places strict limitations on what they eat and how they train, which has forced several girls to surrender to unhealthy lifestyles.

“Honestly, we’re controlled through fear, which is a coaching mechanism that a lot of coaches can implement successfully, but the bigger issue here is that it has been decided on our team that [Fleishman] has issues with food,” one of the women said.

According to several members of the team, Fleishman has instilled fear into his players, which has afflicted serious physical and mental damage on many of them. Through his behavior, certain players have battled with anorexia because of Fleishman’s constant focus on their diets.

Associate Athletic Director Justin Doherty said the athletic department was not aware of the situation and that every head coach goes through a rigorous review process each year by senior members of the athletic department. He also reiterated the university’s commitment to its athletes’ safety.

“The welfare of student athletes is and always will be one of our most top priorities,” Doherty said. “That remains to this point.”

The players say several team members have sought out psychological treatment to heal the wounds inflicted on them and that players have started taking antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications due to the stressful environment created by Fleishman.

One member of the team remembers watching a teammate deteriorate right before her eyes.

“I saw emotionally how her relationship with Brian took a toll on her,” she said. “She started getting anxiety attacks after he sent her an email that her game wasn’t up to par. He threatened that she had to do a lot of extra workouts and from that she got an eating disorder, she became bulimic and got worse and worse throughout the year.”

According to several members of the team, in addition to players, Fleishman’s actions have affected assistant coach Audra Cohen.

Members of the team approached Cohen after they had noticed a change in her health and appearance.

“She was going through a very difficult time dealing with how Brian was running the program,” one player said.

Cohen declined to comment on the matter.

Several players believe Fleishman himself has an eating disorder. They say he is “obsessed with working out” and that he won’t eat in front of the team on road trips. They insist, because they are around the coach and his lifestyle on a daily basis, that his eating habits are forced on the team.

“He’s always looking for someone to put in his doghouse,” one player said. “There was never a time when he wasn’t trying to go after an individual.”

The players say they are afraid to reach out to university officials in fear they might lose their scholarships, especially because Fleishman has demonstrated that he is not afraid to dismiss players from the team.

According to one player, Fleishman kicked a player off the team for failing to cheer on a teammate and that Fleishman has revoked another player’s scholarship for failing to pass a fitness test.

“We were devastated that we were losing part of our team,” one player said. “We did not talk about it to Brian because he’s very unapproachable. … We didn’t have a whole team meeting about it, but the general consensus was we weren’t happy.”

“In most programs, you’re told when you’re recruited that the only way you lose your scholarship is by breaking a serious rule in terms of stealing, drugs, doing something illegal,” another member of the team said. “But he’s created a rule called ‘the zero tolerance policy’ that can get anyone off the team in a second, and in this fearful environment, he has 100 percent control over everything we do on a daily basis.”

Players say the situation became so ridiculous that one player created a comic book for her teammates depicting the lifestyle Fleishman leads.

The comic, which ends with Fleishman’s daily itinerary titled “Brian’s Schedule,” includes Fleishman’s many “policies,” his controlled lifestyle and the way he “yells” at certain members of the team on a regular basis. The comic also included satirical meal suggestions given to the players, such as “three pieces of lettuce.”

The creator of the comic recounted how Fleishman had once talked to one of her teammates.

“He actually commented to her about her weight and threatened her with it. He used anything that he saw her eat against her in the future when she’d lose her matches.”

Fleishman has been head coach at Wisconsin for four years. Prior to being hired at UW in 2007, he was head coach at Wake Forest from 1999 to 2005. He coached four individual national champions there and was named the 2000 ACC coach of the year, 2002 Wilson/ITA national coach of the year and the 2011 Big Ten co-coach of the year. Fleishman resigned from his position at Wake Forest in 2005.

Kyle Gibson, one of the team’s trainers, declined to comment on this matter due to confidentiality laws. Several calls made Wednesday to Fleishman were not returned.

gouci
May 6th, 2011, 01:18 PM
The reputation of this program deserves to be tarnished. As someone who has witnessed the toll this coach has taken on his athletes, I can verify that he has totally abused his position and his athletes. He treats them like robots, subjecting them to extreme mental abuse and harassment. The girls are some of the top athletes in the country. They deserve better than to be threatened, abused, and lied to. A really good coach has no need to treat his athletes this way. The emotional and physical distress that Brian has caused his players to suffer from is inexcusable. The girls were threatened multiple times that he would revoke their hard earned scholarships for reasons like they couldn't run a mile under a certain time. Brian broke promises, lied to their faces, and worst of all, subjected them to mental abuse that led to break downs and eating disorders. The effect of this abuse are real, I've seen if with my own eyes. And for those of you who said the other side of the argument was not contacted, as was reported in the article, they were contacted, they just refused to comment
There is a saying, coined by machiavelli, that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Brian was allowed to establish a tyranny over his athletes, and the absolute power he was allowed corrupted him and hurt his athletes. Fear is a powerful weapon, but is inappropriate in the arsenal of a coach.

- witness

Here's a link to the article to see the interesting post article comments like the one above.

Players speak out against women's tennis head coach. (http://badgerherald.com/sports/2011/05/04/players_speak_out_ag.php)


"According to one player, Fleishman kicked a player off the team for failing to cheer on a teammate and that Fleishman has revoked another player’s scholarship for failing to pass a fitness test."

Maybe former Wisconsin #5 singles player Emese Kardhordo or former #8 player Dana Larsen?

Kat you're already off the team, and everyone supported it. Get over it.

- guestThis was a comment. Has Kathleen Saltarelli been kicked off the Wisconsin team?

Fleishman was run out of Wake b/c he got his former player pregnant!! (aka his current wife)

- DcshoesFeels like a soap opera. :oh:
This would be former WF player Janet Bergman 12 years younger than the coach.

Amalgamate
May 6th, 2011, 08:12 PM
Holy crap :eek: This Wisconsin stuff :scared:

tennisbuddy12
May 6th, 2011, 08:45 PM
Holy crap :eek: This Wisconsin stuff :scared:

This is really weird to read. They came to play us and I saw Audra and she looked like she had lost some weight and just looked okay, a little bit idk just not as healthy as she could/used to. It could be from the transition of playing on tour to coaching. The girls were bitches, just straight up, especially their number 1. Audra had her bitch moments too. The line calls in that match were just horrendous, I'd never seen anything like it.

And a good friend of mine is looking at schools and she was thinking about looking at Wisconsin. We were talking about it this week and this came out and I told her just don't go :lol:

form
May 7th, 2011, 10:10 PM
Here's a link to the article to see the interesting post article comments like the one above.

Players speak out against women's tennis head coach. (http://badgerherald.com/sports/2011/05/04/players_speak_out_ag.php)




Maybe former Wisconsin #5 singles player Emese Kardhordo or former #8 player Dana Larsen?

This was a comment. Has Kathleen Saltarelli been kicked off the Wisconsin team?

Feels like a soap opera. :oh:
This would be former WF player Janet Bergman 12 years younger than the coach.


IF, and that is a HUGE 'IF', his food/weight/workout thing were true than the athletic dept has an issue.

On the flip side, having disgruntled athletes when a realively new coach arrives and attempts to 'change the culture' of a losing often leads to this sort of stuff in every sport... male or female.

I'd take this stuff with a grain of salt until more comes out. Could be bad... could be the coach is fed up with under performing players he did not recruit and having those players who have no desire/culture to play at the level he and the University expects. After all, he likely still has at least one more class of athletes that were signed before he got there.

Culture Story: I am always reminded of conference tourney a couple years ago. # 1 seed blew the very poor #8 seed out in about 1hr 30 min. (the fastest match I have ever watched... it was embarrassing). Bad tennis and 90 minutes shorter than even a daily practice. So the # 1 seed went back out and practiced (grooved out) with one another for another hour after the match. Over heard a player from another BW school saying 'Oh, my god their coach is so mean and makes them practice after a match.' No young lady.... LB was preparing to elevate their play for a tougher match against better talent the next day.

It's perspective or call it 'culture': What you expect of yourself.

It may be that the Wisc coach is finding it hard to change the culture of some girls that were recruited to a low program and do not desire to put in what is needed to be better.

Side note: I have no problem with having a rule requiring teammates to cheer for one another. They are on the same team and PAID by the same school!!!!!

Now the checking of weight and minimum mile run times is shakey... VERY SHAKEY... and the weight thing seems pretty much unacceptable if true. If someone has checked out and gotten fat or dogging it on runs... it would be smarter to just cut them than doe this micro manage thing.

It is an 'athletic' scholarship and to be earned each year. There are a % of kids who get the scholarship and then check out. It's not a 'tenured' position... you have to earn it just like any job. But it is a GOOD JOB (beats waiting tables).

Amalgamate
May 7th, 2011, 10:15 PM
IF, and that is a HUGE 'IF', his food/weight/workout thing were true than the athletic dept has an issue.

On the flip side, having disgruntled athletes when a realively new coach arrives and attempts to 'change the culture' of a losing often leads to this sort of stuff in every sport... male or female.

I'd take this stuff with a grain of salt until more comes out. Could be bad... could be the coach is fed up with under performing players he did not recruit and having those players who have no desire/culture to play at the level he and the University expects. After all, he likely still has at least one more class of athletes that were signed before he got there.

Culture Story: I am always reminded of conference tourney a couple years ago. # 1 seed blew the very poor #8 seed out in about 1hr 30 min. (the fastest match I have ever watched... it was embarrassing). Bad tennis and 90 minutes shorter than even a daily practice. So the # 1 seed went back out and practiced (grooved out) with one another for another hour after the match. Over heard a player from another BW school saying 'Oh, my god their coach is so mean and makes them practice after a match.' No young lady.... LB was preparing to elevate their play for a tougher match against better talent the next day.

It's perspective or call it 'culture': What you expect of yourself.

It may be that the Wisc coach is finding it hard to change the culture of some girls that were recruited to a low program and do not desire to put in what is needed to be better.

Side note: I have no problem with having a rule requiring teammates to cheer for one another. They are on the same team and PAID by the same school!!!!!

Now the checking of weight and minimum mile run times is shakey... unless the athlete in question has been going backwards (gotten fat or dogging it on runs) at which point that is grounds for pulling a scholarship.

It is an 'athletic' scholarship and to be earned each year. There are a % of kids who get the scholarship and then check out. It's not a 'tenured' position... you have to earn it just like any job. But it is a GOOD JOB (beats waiting tables).

Just curios, and this isn't really related to your post, but did you play college tennis?

gouci
May 7th, 2011, 10:20 PM
Form probably wasn't even a recreational tennis player. :oh:

form
May 7th, 2011, 11:03 PM
Ice hockey

Also worked for D1 hoops team at one time.

10sE
May 8th, 2011, 12:38 AM
Form I agree with much of your post in theory, but this was Fleishman's fourth season at Wisconsin and he only had one senior, meaning that all 10 of the other girls on his roster were girls that he recruited. It would probably be a safe assumption to say that if the senior has made it through 4 years with the same head coach, that she has bought into his system.

If you have had nearly complete turnover and you still have not been able to change team culture with players that you have recruited yourself, then it's time to stop blaming it on the previous coach.

BTW I know nothing of the Wisconsin situation or their coach, this is just an impartial observation. There are two sides to every story and I would like to hear both the head and assistant coaches' version of events. I will say that even if Fleishman is in the right and simply has a group of soft, entitled kids on his hands, no matter what Fleishman's version of the events is a lot of the blame falls on him for recruiting those types of girls and then expecting them to follow a spartan fitness and nutrition regimen.

gouci
May 8th, 2011, 01:02 AM
There are two sides to every story and I would like to hear both the head and assistant coaches' version of events. I heard from a source Wisconsin assistant coach Audra Cohen has resigned. :eek: This speaks volumes.

form
May 8th, 2011, 01:06 AM
Form I agree with much of your post in theory, but this was Fleishman's fourth season at Wisconsin and he only had one senior, meaning that all 10 of the other girls on his roster were girls that he recruited. It would probably be a safe assumption to say that if the senior has made it through 4 years with the same head coach, that she has bought into his system.

If you have had nearly complete turnover and you still have not been able to change team culture with players that you have recruited yourself, then it's time to stop blaming it on the previous coach.

BTW I know nothing of the Wisconsin situation or their coach, this is just an impartial observation. There are two sides to every story and I would like to hear both the head and assistant coaches' version of events. I will say that even if Fleishman is in the right and simply has a group of soft, entitled kids on his hands, no matter what Fleishman's version of the events is a lot of the blame falls on him for recruiting those types of girls and then expecting them to follow a spartan fitness and nutrition regimen.

Fair enough. My guess is some disgruntled player may be the ring leader...but the weight management this is very agressive and likely not right. So probably some truth and some exageration to this. But the weight thing would be abuse if true.

Too bad... great school and they have gotten better

form
May 8th, 2011, 01:11 AM
I heard from a source Wisconsin assistant coach Audra Cohen has resigned. :eek: This speaks volumes.

Usual over assumption and/or misinformation possibly? Could be she just got her master's. She was there as an asst for two years to get her graduate degree.

My guess... whatever the reason... she's headed home to Florida and will apply for many D1 jobs anywhere in the country.... from Cal Poly to ? if she wants to be a coach. Otherwise she was at Wisc to get her masters and do something else.

Do not over read.

tennisbuddy12
May 8th, 2011, 08:29 AM
A girl who played at Wisconsin last year and isn't this year, and is still a student (she was the one who got called out by other players on the comments section) followed me on twitter today or yesterday :lol:

its_a_racquet
May 8th, 2011, 01:07 PM
A girl who played at Wisconsin last year and isn't this year, and is still a student (she was the one who got called out by other players on the comments section) followed me on twitter today or yesterday :lol:

"followed you on twitter".....and so?

tennisbuddy12
May 8th, 2011, 05:57 PM
"followed you on twitter".....and so?

You know twitter? People "follow" people and see what they are up too. Twitter is like posting a whole bunch of Facebook statuses. You let your followers know what you are up to. And I don't know what she has said. You have to request to follow her on Twitter

tucker1989
May 8th, 2011, 08:17 PM
You know twitter? People "follow" people and see what they are up too. Twitter is like posting a whole bunch of Facebook statuses. You let your followers know what you are up to. And I don't know what she has said. You have to request to follow her on Twitter

I don't think he was confused about twitter was, I think he was wondering why it matters that she followed you

its_a_racquet
May 8th, 2011, 11:29 PM
I don't think he was confused about twitter was, I think he was wondering why it matters that she followed you

Tucker........thank you for helping our tennisbuddy. In reading his post it was like we were to be impressed or surprised that someone was following him.......my point was, 'so what'.......what did she have to say?

tennisbuddy12
May 9th, 2011, 03:33 AM
Oops, I never clarified :o Sorry!

She hasnt said anything to me, but she followed me once word got out about the whole controversy with the team, specifically when TF started talking about it. Maybe she is on here? :lol:

johnnytennis
May 11th, 2011, 07:05 PM
Interesting if the article below will result in a coaching change or mass player exodus.

Players speak out against Wisconsin's tennis head coach

Pressure to follow strict eating rules damaging athletes’ physical, mental well-being

By Tom Sakash
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 9:00 p.m.
Updated Thursday, May 5, 2011 12:56:31 a.m.

Several members of the University of Wisconsin women’s tennis team have come forward to The Badger Herald illuminating issues with the team’s head coach, saying his actions have put the players’ health at risk.

According to phone interviews with four players, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, head coach Brian Fleishman places strict limitations on what they eat and how they train, which has forced several girls to surrender to unhealthy lifestyles.

“Honestly, we’re controlled through fear, which is a coaching mechanism that a lot of coaches can implement successfully, but the bigger issue here is that it has been decided on our team that [Fleishman] has issues with food,” one of the women said.

According to several members of the team, Fleishman has instilled fear into his players, which has afflicted serious physical and mental damage on many of them. Through his behavior, certain players have battled with anorexia because of Fleishman’s constant focus on their diets.

Associate Athletic Director Justin Doherty said the athletic department was not aware of the situation and that every head coach goes through a rigorous review process each year by senior members of the athletic department. He also reiterated the university’s commitment to its athletes’ safety.

“The welfare of student athletes is and always will be one of our most top priorities,” Doherty said. “That remains to this point.”

The players say several team members have sought out psychological treatment to heal the wounds inflicted on them and that players have started taking antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications due to the stressful environment created by Fleishman.

One member of the team remembers watching a teammate deteriorate right before her eyes.

“I saw emotionally how her relationship with Brian took a toll on her,” she said. “She started getting anxiety attacks after he sent her an email that her game wasn’t up to par. He threatened that she had to do a lot of extra workouts and from that she got an eating disorder, she became bulimic and got worse and worse throughout the year.”

According to several members of the team, in addition to players, Fleishman’s actions have affected assistant coach Audra Cohen.

Members of the team approached Cohen after they had noticed a change in her health and appearance.

“She was going through a very difficult time dealing with how Brian was running the program,” one player said.

Cohen declined to comment on the matter.

Several players believe Fleishman himself has an eating disorder. They say he is “obsessed with working out” and that he won’t eat in front of the team on road trips. They insist, because they are around the coach and his lifestyle on a daily basis, that his eating habits are forced on the team.

“He’s always looking for someone to put in his doghouse,” one player said. “There was never a time when he wasn’t trying to go after an individual.”

The players say they are afraid to reach out to university officials in fear they might lose their scholarships, especially because Fleishman has demonstrated that he is not afraid to dismiss players from the team.

According to one player, Fleishman kicked a player off the team for failing to cheer on a teammate and that Fleishman has revoked another player’s scholarship for failing to pass a fitness test.

“We were devastated that we were losing part of our team,” one player said. “We did not talk about it to Brian because he’s very unapproachable. … We didn’t have a whole team meeting about it, but the general consensus was we weren’t happy.”

“In most programs, you’re told when you’re recruited that the only way you lose your scholarship is by breaking a serious rule in terms of stealing, drugs, doing something illegal,” another member of the team said. “But he’s created a rule called ‘the zero tolerance policy’ that can get anyone off the team in a second, and in this fearful environment, he has 100 percent control over everything we do on a daily basis.”

Players say the situation became so ridiculous that one player created a comic book for her teammates depicting the lifestyle Fleishman leads.

The comic, which ends with Fleishman’s daily itinerary titled “Brian’s Schedule,” includes Fleishman’s many “policies,” his controlled lifestyle and the way he “yells” at certain members of the team on a regular basis. The comic also included satirical meal suggestions given to the players, such as “three pieces of lettuce.”

The creator of the comic recounted how Fleishman had once talked to one of her teammates.

“He actually commented to her about her weight and threatened her with it. He used anything that he saw her eat against her in the future when she’d lose her matches.”

Fleishman has been head coach at Wisconsin for four years. Prior to being hired at UW in 2007, he was head coach at Wake Forest from 1999 to 2005. He coached four individual national champions there and was named the 2000 ACC coach of the year, 2002 Wilson/ITA national coach of the year and the 2011 Big Ten co-coach of the year. Fleishman resigned from his position at Wake Forest in 2005.

Kyle Gibson, one of the team’s trainers, declined to comment on this matter due to confidentiality laws. Several calls made Wednesday to Fleishman were not returned.

Here's an update that came out today on this topic from the Badger Herald and the Athletic Department! http://badgerherald.com/sports/2011/05/11/statement_from_uw_at.php

10sE
May 24th, 2011, 12:27 AM
Here is the Wisconsin Assistant Coach job posting if anyone is interested :eek::eek:

http://ncaamarket.ncaa.org/jobs/#/detail/4262125

johnnytennis
May 28th, 2011, 05:05 PM
Aggie women’s tennis coach Bobby Kleinecke’s contract will not be renewed after coaching the team for 26 years!

I think this is the year you will see a lot of coaching changes taking place!

form
May 28th, 2011, 07:03 PM
Aggie women’s tennis coach Bobby Kleinecke’s contract will not be renewed after coaching the team for 26 years!

I think this is the year you will see a lot of coaching changes taking place!


http://www.aggieathletics.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/052711aaa.html

Talk about a hostile press release between both parties. Schools rarely go that prominent with a dimissal and Kleinecke thanks to the two former AD's only. You don't see this in college tennis very often.

Still makes you wonder what went down with that bizarre host and seeding thing that went down this year with Texas A&M a host at # 31 which is completely unheard of. So first A&M wrongly hosts ($$$??) and then after falling to # 32 SMU (who were they a # 3 seed?) the fire the coach.

Something unspoken going on here?:confused:

Embittered
May 28th, 2011, 09:02 PM
<snip>
Still makes you wonder what went down with that bizarre host and seeding thing that went down this year with Texas A&M a host at # 31 which is completely unheard of.
<snip>
It's not really germane to the matter at hand, but for what it's worth Illinois were 34th ranked (http://www.fightingillini.com/sports/w-tennis/recaps/050909aaa.html) when they hosted their regional two years ago.

gouci
May 28th, 2011, 09:29 PM
Aggie women’s tennis coach Bobby Kleinecke’s contract will not be renewed after coaching the team for 26 years! Just my outsider observations.

- Texas A&M has national top 10 caliber facilities. However their team ranking is outside the top 30. I don't recall seeing a recruiting class from Texas A&M being in the top 25 yearly recruiting class rankings by TRN.

- The Texas A&M AD probably expects a top 20 recruiting class and top 20 team ranking to be commensurate with their facilities. They probably want to get in the top 16 and host a regional every year.

- Texas A&M just won the women's basketball national title so they probably have raised expectations for some of their other programs.

- Some of these BCS schools think if they throw a lot of money around they can steal another school's coach. I wouldn't be surprised if Texas A&M poaches the nearby SMU coach who just reached the sweet 16 this season. Texas A&M has been recruiting foreigners the last few years and this is up the alley of the SMU coach.

tennisbuddy12
Jun 10th, 2011, 08:49 PM
Audra Cohen is now the Head Coach at the University of North Florida.

gouci
Jun 25th, 2011, 06:23 AM
Here's the article. North Florida is in the Atlantic Sun Conference.


6/3/2011 7:41:24 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – University of North Florida athletic director Lee Moon announced the hiring of Audra Cohen as the head coach for the UNF Women's Tennis program.

Cohen comes to UNF following a two-year stint as an assistant women's tennis coach for the University of Wisconsin. A former professional player on the WTA Tour, Cohen captured the 2007 NCAA Women's Singles Championship.

“We are extremely excited to have Audra leading our women's tennis program,” said Moon. “She is a talented young coach that not only brings a ton of energy but also a great understanding of what it takes to play at a championship level in college tennis. She was an All-American on and off the court during her playing career, which included a national championship and several Player of the Year honors. As a native of Florida, Audra is familiar with the area and having been a professional tennis player she has a wealth of connections in the tennis world at the regional, national and international levels. All of those traits made her the right choice to continue the development of the women's tennis program.”

Prior to joining the Wisconsin staff in 2009, Cohen competed on the USTA Pro Circuit, reaching a career-high ranking of No. 229 in 2008. She had an outstanding career as a collegian, becoming the only woman in history to reach the NCAA final competing at two different schools (Northwestern and Miami), and winning the 2007 NCAA singles title. A five-time All-American, Cohen was named the 2007 ITA National Player of the Year and won the 2007 Honda Sports Award as the nation's top collegiate female tennis player.

“I am very excited to be joining the UNF family and I am grateful for the opportunity that Coach Moon has given me,” said Cohen. “I look forward to working with the current members of the team and trying to impart some of the knowledge and experience that I gained during my collegiate and professional playing days. The UNF program has enjoyed some success and my plans are to build on those accomplishments through hard work on the court and in recruiting. I am thrilled to have the chance to be involved with developing a strong tennis program at UNF.”

A native of Plantation, Fla., Cohen began her collegiate playing career at Northwestern before transferring to Miami. In her freshman season with the Wildcats, she competed at the No. 1 singles position earning All-American honors in both singles and doubles. Cohen was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Athlete of the Year, becoming only the second women's tennis player in conference history to sweep those two honors. In addition, she garnered ITA Midwest Regional Rookie Player of the Year Award and the ITA's National Rookie of the Year Award. Cohen capped her debut college season by reaching the NCAA Singles championship match. She finished the season with 51 wins tying her for third all-time in the modern era of NCAA Division I Women's Tennis (since 1988) and setting a Northwestern single-season wins record.

Following her freshman year, Cohen transferred back to her home state to play at the University of Miami. In her first season with the Hurricanes, she was named the ITA National Player of the Year, ACC Player of the Year, an All-ACC team member and a Honda Sports Award Finalist. She completed her first season at Miami as the No. 1 ranked collegiate tennis player in the country and No. 2 ranked doubles team in the country alongside UM teammate Melissa Applebaum. In addition, Cohen was voted All-American in singles and doubles for the second time in her career while being named to the All-NCAA tournament team at the No. 1 position.

As a junior at Miami, Cohen captured the school's first-ever NCAA women's singles title in May 2007 and was the No. 1-ranked college player in the country the entire season while also winning the National Indoor Championship during the fall season. She concluded her junior campaign by again earning ITA National Player of the Year and ACC Player of the Year accolades. Cohen was also awarded the 2007 Honda Sports Award for women's tennis. Following her championship season, Cohen decided to forgo her senior year at Miami to turn professional and earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Miami in 2009.

In addition to her stellar collegiate playing career, Cohen's professional career included captaining the 2007 Pan-American Olympic Team, participating in the US Open main draw in both singles and doubles and a USTA Pro Circuit title in 2006 in Evansville, Ind.

In May, the USTA named Cohen as one of four coaches to lead the 2011 USTA Men's and Women's Collegiate Teams, an elite training program for the top American collegiate tennis players. The program is designed to provide players with valuable exposure to the USTA Pro Circuit in a team-oriented environment during the year. She joins Jamea Jackson of Oklahoma State University in coaching the women's squad.

The teams, which feature up to 12 participants each, were named after the NCAA Championships in May. Team members were selected based on performance at those championships as well as the ITA All-Americans and National Indoor Championships. Players' results from USTA Pro Circuit, ATP or WTA events were also considered. Current pros who are past participants of the program include James Blake, Bob and Mike Bryan, John Isner, Amer Delic, Jesse Levine, Irina Falconi, and Jesse Witten.

form
Jul 7th, 2011, 07:50 PM
July 7 update... not many changes this year

North Florida... Audra Cohen the big one so far this year

Cal Poly... still screening over 80 applicants according to June webcast interview with AD

Texas A&M... no word yet after forcing out long long time coach

Coastal Carolina... 17 year head coach just resigned.
http://www.goccusports.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/061311aaa.html
(However, found it interesting that Zola Budd is an assistant track coach there; a long lost name from the past)

San Jose State.... 19 year head coach just resigned for admin job
http://www.sjsuspartans.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=29452&SPID=2302&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=205174350&DB_OEM_ID=5600

form
Jul 12th, 2011, 05:04 AM
http://www.aggieathletics.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/071111aaa.html

Texas A&M hires Howard Joffe from Maryland (previously Miami-Ohio and previously USC asst).

Smart hire... he's very good and was doing some good stuff at Maryland

gouci
Jul 12th, 2011, 06:59 AM
Well we knew Texas A&M was likely going to poach another school's coach. :devil:

I guess this is a good pairing. A school looking to steal another's coach hires someone who's quick to jump ship. Joffe 2 years at Miami-Ohio then jumps ship, followed by 2 years at Maryland before jumping ship again. :lol:

After Joffe jumped ship at Miami-Ohio his #1 player Monica Gorney also jumped ship. It will be interesting to see if any of Joffe's Maryland players will jump ship next. :bounce:

form
Jul 12th, 2011, 03:48 PM
Well we knew Texas A&M was likely going to poach another school's coach. :devil:

I guess this is a good pairing. A school looking to steal another's coach hires someone who's quick to jump ship. Joffe 2 years at Miami-Ohio then jumps ship, followed by 2 years at Maryland before jumping ship again. :lol:

After Joffe jumped ship at Miami-Ohio his #1 player Monica Gorney also jumped ship. It will be interesting to see if any of Joffe's Maryland players will jump ship next. :bounce:

You gotta be kidding. Get some :help:

In the Mr. Agenda world, there are the following coaching options:
a) Poach a good coach
b) Hire a bad coach who was fired elsewhere
c) Promote the inexperienced assistant
d) Bring in someone with no experience who has never been a college coach

You don't know why Gorney left? Why does it matter? Or why is it that you believe all kids should stay at a school without question even if they are burned out or want less pressure? .... just like you have issue with coaches that would dismiss underperforming or undisciplined kids?

What are your thoughts on the biggest flop in Big West history (UCI women 2000) and then their nationally ranked star transferring to USC? :haha: Nevermind... I can guess.

Do you have the same issue with non-coaches in general life leaving current employment to accept a new opportunity elsewhere or is your current accusation limited to just tennis coaches? :cuckoo:

It's a very good hire of a coach who has done well with underachieving programs. It's a step up coaching wise to a program with INCREDIBLE facilities, outdoor tennis most of the year and much bigger budget for tennis. Poaching? Jumping ship? Too bad you can't get sued for slander based on this junk you type. :rolleyes:

Mindboggling ... but then again.... I need to consider the source. :facepalm:

1-14-1*

tennisbuddy12
Jul 12th, 2011, 04:06 PM
Well we knew Texas A&M was likely going to poach another school's coach. :devil:

I guess this is a good pairing. A school looking to steal another's coach hires someone who's quick to jump ship. Joffe 2 years at Miami-Ohio then jumps ship, followed by 2 years at Maryland before jumping ship again. :lol:

After Joffe jumped ship at Miami-Ohio his #1 player Monica Gorney also jumped ship. It will be interesting to see if any of Joffe's Maryland players will jump ship next. :bounce:

I've heard that some (it could be one but I wouldn't be surprised if it were more than 1) are either planning/wanting to leave or have already.

gouci
Jul 20th, 2011, 02:30 AM
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Published Jul 19th, by Chris Giovannetti

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Damon Coupe, who helped lead perennial national power Washington to four successive NCAA Championships appearances as associate head coach, was named by Cal Poly Director of Athletics Don Oberhelman as head coach of the Mustang women’s tennis program on Tuesday morning. Coupe succeeds Hugh Bream (2001-11), who retired in June after posting a 133-89 mark in dual matches and guiding Cal Poly to the 2003 and 2011 NCAA Championships.

“I'm excited to welcome Damon Coupe to the Mustang family. When determining what characteristics we needed in a new head coach, we had to look no further than our retiring head coach, Hugh Bream,” Oberhelman said of Coupe. “Damon and Hugh share the same expectations of athletic and academic excellence and providing student-athletes with a first-class Division I experience. I have no doubt that the women’s tennis program will accomplish great things under Damon's leadership.”

During his time with Washington (2007-11), Coupe helped transform a program on the periphery of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings into a squad that reached as high as No. 23 in 2010. Coupe, who oversaw the development of All-America selections Denise Dy and Venise Chan, earned ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year and Northwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year praise in 2009 after helping the Huskies reach the round of 16 at the NCAA Championships. In addition to player development, Coupe’s duties at Washington included recruiting, budget management, fundraising and scheduling.

“I look forward to continuing the winning tradition that Hugh Bream has developed,” Coupe said. “We have a tremendous group of women who have a strong will to compete, work hard and have fun together. This is an exciting time for Mustang tennis and I’m thrilled to be a part of the Mustang family. Once again, I would like to thank Don Oberhelman for this opportunity to lead Cal Poly.”

Coupe arrived at Washington after serving as the associate head coach at California during the 2006-07 campaign. With Coupe, California reached the semifinals of the NCAA Championships, finished the spring No. 5 in the ITA rankings and, individually, produced three All-America singles selections and one All-America doubles team selection. Additionally, California’s three doubles teams and five of the program’s six singles players finished in the ITA rankings.

Coupe enjoyed a fruitful two-year stint as head coach at Santa Clara (2004-06) where he helped the Broncos to their first ITA ranking and a program-record 16 victories during his first season.

Coupe’s collegiate coaching career began during the 2001-02 season as an assistant with men’s program at Sacramento State. Elevated to interim head coach midway through the year, Coupe directed the Hornets to a Big Sky Conference title and a berth in the NCAA Championships. Coupe, a top-three singles player at Sacramento State (1993-96), then served two years as the assistant coach with Fresno State (2002-04). During his first season, Fresno State advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championships and posted a 17-8 duals mark. Fresno State reached the NCAA Championships again the next season and climbed as high as No. 30 in the ITA rankings.

Cal Poly is expected to return six players from a 2011 spring squad that produced, arguably, the program’s finest season at the Division I level. Powered by a program-record nine-match winning streak between Feb. 20 and April 2, Cal Poly reached as high as No. 36 in the ITA rankings en route to an at-large berth in the NCAA Championships. Cal Poly’s seven Big West victories helped the Mustangs to a share of the conference regular season title while a further seven overall wins came against ranked opposition.

gouci
Jul 25th, 2011, 01:36 AM
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Manilla Named Women's Tennis Head Coach

July 6, 2011

NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion University named Dominic Manilla women's tennis head coach, Athletic Director Wood Selig announced on Wednesday.

"I was most impressed with Dom as an assistant tennis coach at ODU upon my arrival last year. He has only enhanced his tennis acumen with his stint at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy Coaching staff," Selig said. "Dom knows the ODU program and has great vision on improving our program to one of the nation's top women's programs in the country. He presented an extremely detailed plan for enhancing our recruiting, competitiveness, scheduling and fundraising that captured the attention and interest of the entire selection committee. We welcome Dom back as our new head women's tennis coach."

Manilla, an ODU Graduate and former men's tennis player, spent last year coaching at the prestigious John McEnroe Tennis Academy in New York. Manilla was a part of the day-to-day on court training and worked closely with McEnroe, Gilad Bloom (former ATP #56 ranking and Academy Director) and Fritz Buehning (former ATP #21 ranking and Assistant Academy Director).

"I would like to thank Dr. Selig, Bruce Stewart and the entire search committee for the opportunity to return to Old Dominion as the head women's tennis coach. I could not be happier to return to Old Dominion, my alma mater, and the state of Virginia where my family and closest of friends are. I greatly look forward to working with the Athletic Department, especially volunteer coach John Brinkman and our Facility Coordinator, Mary Jordan, in bringing the program to a level that the Hampton Roads tennis community can be proud of," Manilla said. "I would like to thank my parents, Ron and Diana, as well as my brothers and sisters, Danny, Anna, and Joey helping me to achieve my goals as a player and coach. Being the head coach at Old Dominion has been a goal of mine since I stepped foot on campus as a student-athlete for coach Cummings. I am humbled and eager to get to work."

Before joining the McEnroe Academy, Manilla returned to his alma mater for three years as an assistant coach. Manilla joined the Monarchs in the fall of 2007 and helped ODU to a third place finish in the Colonial Athletic Association, and ranking as high as No. 38 during the season, and an appearance in the conference tournament semifinals. The Monarchs reached the semi's again in 2009 and placed the doubles team of Aleksandr Seleznev and Tobias Fanselow in the NCAA Doubles Tournament, with Seleznev qualifying for the singles tournament.

Prior to joining ODU, he was the Tennis Camp Instructor at the Boars Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Virginia. Manilla worked with the junior program and traveled to tournaments across the Mid-Atlantic region.

Manilla finished his career at ODU with an 18-15 record and was part of the 2007 team that defeated Virginia Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and finished with an overall ranking of No. 31.

"I feel fortunate to have Dom return to his alma mater. I think he embodies the tangible and intangible qualities that will enable him as a head coach to foster a winning culture within our program," Associate Athletic Director and Committee Chair Bruce Stewart said. "He is a tireless individual that not only has the best interest of our program at heart, but truly bleeds blue and will be an asset to our campus community."

gouci
Jul 26th, 2011, 06:54 AM
Glad to see Maryland give former UCI assistant Matias a shot. :bigclap:

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Dianne Matias, who has served as the assistant women's tennis coach for the past two seasons, has been elevated to interim head coach, Maryland director of athletics Kevin Anderson announced Wednesday.

Matias replaces Howard Joffe, who recently accepted the women's head coaching position at Texas A&M.

Matias, who is entering her third season at Maryland, will hope to continue the momentum built last season as the Terps reached the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2006.

"I am very excited and grateful for this opportunity," said Matias. "I look forward to continuing the development of this program and build on our recent success. We have a talented group of women who have gained a tremendous amount of experience from last season. This is going to help propel the team forward."

"We look forward to Dianne being able to continue the recent success in our women's tennis program," said Anderson. "We think she is the right person to provide our student-athletes with outstanding coaching and to give them a quality experience in a number of areas."

Prior to coaching, Matias enjoyed a successful collegiate career at the University of Southern California, where she was ranked as high as No. 32 nationally in singles and No. 28 in doubles. In 2005-06, she led the Trojans to a No. 3 national ranking.

At the junior level, Matias, was honored as the USTA's Southern California Player of the Year in 2000, was ranked as high as No. 1 nationally in singles at the U-16 level in 2000 and 2001.

Matias arrived at Maryland after spending one season as an assistant at UC Irvine, where she was primarily responsible for day-to-day operations of the program and assisting with practice.

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"ma-TEE-as"

fantic
Jul 26th, 2011, 07:38 AM
:eek: :)

form
Jul 26th, 2011, 04:02 PM
:eek: :)

Good choice at this late date. She has a lot of pedigree. Nice person too.

fantic
Jul 26th, 2011, 04:57 PM
didn't know she was a transfer, what matters to me is that she was just a ultra solid #4 :lol: (rarely lost)
Best of luck to her ;)

Tenniswish
Jul 27th, 2011, 12:40 AM
Probably the most likely reason for hiring an interim head coach at Maryland as opposed to making it a permanent position -

http://www.president.umd.edu/statements/campus_message71911.cfm

According to the article, Maryland's athletic department is undergoing a serious review of its finances after depleting its reserves over the past few years.

gouci
Jul 27th, 2011, 12:54 AM
As the super star who TRANSFERRED out of her original school (hmmmm, what school was that?:lol:) in summer 2000 to go to USC, she has a lot of pedigree. fantic Matias was never a transfer, she began at USC in 2003.

The person who transferred from UCI to USC in the summer of 2000 was Maureen Diaz.

Form confusing Dianne Matias with Maureen Diaz is just another example where I have to correct Form because FORM DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL HE'S TALKING ABOUT! :cuckoo::cuckoo::cuckoo::cuckoo::cuckoo:


Form tries to take a shot at UCI but just ends up shooting himself in the foot. :happy::happy::happy::happy::happy:

Moments like these are priceless to me. :drool: :drool: :drool:

form
Jul 27th, 2011, 05:51 PM
fantic Matias was never a transfer, she began at USC in 2003.

The person who transferred from UCI to USC in the summer of 2000 was Maureen Diaz.

Form confusing Dianne Matias with Maureen Diaz is just another example where FORM DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL HE'S TALKING ABOUT![/COLOR]

Form tries to take a shot at UCI but just ends up shooting himself in the foot.
Moments like these are priceless to me. :drool:



Whoops... game set match penalty on me. Yep, got the names crossed up. It's been a decade ... what can I say. Matias, Diaz, Eater, cheater... it all starts to blend. SORRY! I will admit my error.

:bounce:

My bad.... I apologize for crossing up the names and besmurching Mr Agenda's school.
:worship:

form
Jul 27th, 2011, 05:52 PM
Moments like these are priceless to me. :drool: :drool: :drool:

Mr. Agenda... again, glad my error could give you a pricelss moment. That makes me feel good.

I know the feeling

14-1-1*

johnnytennis
Jul 27th, 2011, 11:37 PM
I noticed this week that some quality women's tennis programs are looking for new assitant coaches which means the ones leaving are getting head coaching jobs or just doing something else.
I guess someone here did say the person from the University of Washington is heading to some place in California.

Notre Dame, William and Mary, University of Washington and College of Charleston.

form
Jul 27th, 2011, 11:50 PM
I noticed this week that some quality women's tennis programs are looking for new assitant coaches which means the ones leaving are getting head coaching jobs or just doing something else.
I guess someone here did say the person from the University of Washington is heading to some place in California.

Notre Dame, William and Mary, University of Washington and College of Charleston.


I would estimate about 90% of the college tennis assistants are part time or grad assistants.

Sadly for we college tennis fans, the college administrations in a majority of locations do not value college tennis much.

So it's hard to make a living doing it.

johnnytennis
Jul 28th, 2011, 06:31 AM
I would estimate about 90% of the college tennis assistants are part time or grad assistants.

Sadly for we college tennis fans, the college administrations in a majority of locations do not value college tennis much.

So it's hard to make a living doing it.

That might be the case with some of the smaller programs that are strapped for money but not with the programs mentioned. There are a few tennis programs in the Big Ten that have both an assitant and a volunteer assitant. They are ex-college players that want to coach after college and it gives them a chance to volunteer as an assitant to see if it's something they want to do long term!

10sE
Jul 28th, 2011, 04:32 PM
I would estimate about 90% of the college tennis assistants are part time or grad assistants.

That is true across the board (Division 1, 2, and 3) but at the major Division 1 programs like Notre Dame and Washington, the assistant coach makes more than most head coaches at other schools.

Tenniswish
Jul 30th, 2011, 06:34 PM
Coastal Carolina hires former University of South Carolina player and graduate (2003) Catherine Hewitt as new head coach.

http://www.goccusports.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/072911aac.html

gouci
Aug 21st, 2011, 04:12 AM
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San Jose, Calif.-----Sylvain Malroux, the University of Nevada women's tennis coach the last six seasons, is the new San Jose State University women's tennis head coach. Marie Tuite, the Spartans' deputy director of athletics, made the announcement.

Malroux's teams compiled a 76-57 win-loss dual match record. Five of his six teams had winning records. Each Wolf Pack squad reached the semifinal round of the annual Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Tournament.

Two of his teams were nationally ranked in a final Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) ranking. The 2009 team was ranked 65th and sixth in the Northwest region and the 2007 squad was 66th nationally.

His players earned eight first-team and nine second-team All-WAC honors, two Freshman of the Year awards and 34 academic All-WAC designations.

"Sylvain stood out in a very competitive applicant pool for our head coaching position. He has been successful in every tennis venture he has undertaken as a player, assistant coach and head coach. He is a proven recruiter with well-established recruiting contacts all over the world. We're looking to Sylvain taking San Jose State tennis to new heights," says Tuite.

Malroux doubled as the University of Nevada men's team head coach for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

"I want to thank (athletics director) Tom Bowen, and Marie Tuite and John Poch of his staff for this opportunity to be San Jose State's new coach," says Malroux, a native of Aurillac, a city in south central France nearly 350 miles from Paris. "I am extremely excited to be a part of this program and am certain that we will take the Spartan tennis team to a new level."

"We are going to work really hard and focus on recruiting top student-athletes. We want student-athletes that want to play as a team, players who get excited about competing and improving, and want to get an education at a great university. I believe with this we can become very competitive and compete for a WAC championship quickly."

He began his American college coaching career at Clemson University in 2001 as an assistant coach. The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) named Malroux the Division I Southeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2004. In four seasons, the Tigers competed in the NCAA Championships each year and reached the Final Four in 2004 and 2005. Clemson was ranked in the top-20 in the final ITA national poll in 2003 (19th), 2004 (5th) and 2005 (10th).

The 2004 Clemson graduate also has higher education State Diplomas from his native country. He played his college tennis at Anderson College in South Carolina. There, he was the 49th-ranked NCAA Division II singles player and 18th in doubles as a senior at the end of the 2001 season.

Before coming to the United States, Malroux trained at the French Federation Sports-Etudes - the number-one school for elite French athletes. As a coach in his native country, he was instrumental developing top players in France and Corsica and worked with the French Federation and the French Army.

Malroux replaces Anh-Dao Nguyen-Church, who now is San Jose State's director of operations for Olympic sports after serving 19 seasons as the women's tennis head coach.

tennisbuddy12
Aug 21st, 2011, 06:03 AM
Melissa Schaub is Ohio State's new assistant coach.

http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/081711aaa.html

Melissa Schaub, who spent the last five years on the coaching staff at Middle Tennessee State, has joined the Ohio State women's tennis program as an assistant coach, Buckeye head coach Chuck Merzbacher announced Wednesday. Schaub, a standout at the University of Tennessee, was an assistant coach for the Blue Raiders for four seasons before she was named head coach in August 2010.

"We are thrilled to announce Melissa Schaub will be joining our staff," Merzbacher said. "She comes from a tennis family, she has played at the highest levels collegiately and has been an assistant and head coach at a Division I school. Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for the game that will benefit our student-athletes each and every day. I look forward to working with her as we continue to build on the tennis tradition we have."

Schaub, a Lexington, Ohio, native, is excited to get her tenure with the Scarlet and Gray started.

"I could not be happier about this opportunity," Schaub said. "To be a Buckeye and coach at this university is extremely exciting and I am very honored. I have the utmost respect for Coach Merzbacher and the program he has run and developed here. I look forward to getting started and building on the already excellent tradition this program stands for."

Schaub played four years for the Volunteers (2003-06) and was an All-American and second team All-SEC selection as a freshman, finishing the year ranked sixth nationally. She struggled with injuries her sophomore and junior campaigns but posted 25 dual-match doubles wins. As a senior, Schaub played at Nos. 2 and 3 singles before moving into the top position in early April where she went 3-0 in the SEC tournament. She posted 70 career doubles wins to rank in the Top 10 in program history and was ranked 44th in the NCAA in doubles her senior campaign. Schaub was a member of the SEC Good Works Team and SEC Academic Honor Roll as a senior.

form
Sep 4th, 2011, 06:33 PM
Auburn women's coach resigned in mid August

http://auburntigers.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/081611aaa.html

10sE
Sep 5th, 2011, 04:55 AM
Rumor has it the Auburn coach was forced out after players' parents complained about his "leadership" style.

form
Sep 5th, 2011, 05:37 PM
Rumor has it the Auburn coach was forced out after players' parents complained about his "leadership" style.

Interesting... would make sense on two fronts. I had heard that he was one of those that was into 6am swim and lifting work outs then afternoon practice. The word 'weird' was used but I had never met that man. Also the timing; for a coach to just quit now seems odd but if the administration was either conducting a review OR the administration came back with a set of criteria for the future and the coach felt he could not lead under that sort of structure than a last summer departure makes sense. Of course, there are other options (health, better financial option outside college coaching, etc...).

johnnytennis
Sep 5th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Interesting... would make sense on two fronts. I had heard that he was one of those that was into 6am swim and lifting work outs then afternoon practice. The word 'weird' was used but I had never met that man. Also the timing; for a coach to just quit now seems odd but if the administration was either conducting a review OR the administration came back with a set of criteria for the future and the coach felt he could not lead under that sort of structure than a last summer departure makes sense. Of course, there are other options (health, better financial option outside college coaching, etc...).
When a coach is aloud up to 20 hours a week to practice, how do you have the time to go swimming and lift at 6am? ...Unless you are doing it on your own time.

10sE
Sep 5th, 2011, 06:48 PM
I'm not saying it's right or wrong to coach them "like boys" with the early-morning workout stuff, but I think that in this day and age it takes a special kind of coach to pull that off.

Tennisace
Sep 7th, 2011, 09:17 AM
Not sure if it has been reported yet but former Cal tennis player, Christina Fusano is now the assistant coach at UC Davis.

form
Sep 7th, 2011, 04:14 PM
Similar note, former UC Riverside player Erynne Oki is now the assistant at UC Irvine.

fantic
Sep 8th, 2011, 01:35 AM
Not sure if it has been reported yet but former Cal tennis player, Christina Fusano is now the assistant coach at UC Davis.

:eek: UCD doubles could get loads better!

fantic
Sep 11th, 2011, 01:56 AM
Tulsa asst coach change; Kelcy Tefft of ND -> Kali Krisik of ND

Tefft becomes asst coach of her alma mater.

Embittered
Sep 21st, 2011, 10:57 PM
http://twitter.com/#!/txcollege10s
txcollege10s: SMU women's coach Lauren Longbotham Meisner has taken the job at Auburn, vacated when Tim Gray resigned last week. effective immediately
txcollege10s: I'll post more on this development later

gouci
Dec 25th, 2011, 10:27 AM
Tonelli Named Interim Head Women's Tennis Coach

Former Nevada Standout Takes Over Women's Program

RENO, Nev. – Former University of Nevada tennis standout Guillaume Tonelli has been named the interim head women’s tennis coach, Director of Athletics Cary Groth announced Tuesday.

Tonelli replaces Sylvain Malroux, who recently left Nevada to become the head women’s tennis coach at San Jose State University. Malroux compiled a 76-57 record at Nevada, saw two of his teams earn Intercollegiate Tennis Association national rankings and coached 17 all-conference selections and 34 academic all-conference honorees.

“We want to thank Sylvain for all of his efforts in helping to raise the profile of Nevada women’s tennis. Heading to San Jose State is the right move for Sylvain and his family, and we wish him the best of luck,” Groth said.

“We are tremendously excited to have Guillaume, a former Wolf Pack student-athlete, at the helm of our women’s tennis program. Guillaume was a highly successful student and athlete at Nevada and we are confident that he will build on the foundation that has been set and take Nevada women’s tennis to a higher level.” Groth said.

After his two-year playing career with the Nevada men's tennis team, Tonelli had spent the last four seasons under Malroux, helping both the men’s and women’s teams.

“I am excited for the opportunity to be the interim women’s tennis coach,” Tonelli said. “Being a part of this program is something that I have always cherished.”

During his playing career with the Wolf Pack, Tonelli won 30 singles matches and 15 doubles matches. He went 15-10 in singles play as a junior in 2005-06 and then recorded a 15-14 record as a senior in 2006-07. Despite playing in the program for only two years, Tonelli ranks 11th all-time in Nevada in career singles victories, a spot he shares with former men's coach Chad Stoloff.

“I want to expand the reach of tennis as a whole in the Reno-Tahoe area,” Tonelli said. “It is my goal to make the community an integral part of the Nevada tennis program.”

A native of Valenciennes, France, Tonelli started his collegiate career at Tyler (Texas) Junior College in where he won nationals in 2003-04 and finished second the following year. He was an Academic All-American both years at Tyler and was a two-time Academic All-WAC selection at Nevada.

Tonelli graduated from the University of Nevada in 2008 with his bachelor’s degree in international business and a minor in economics.

He also earned his master’s in business administration from Nevada in 2011.

Nevada will conduct a national search to fill the position on a permanent basis this spring.

gouci
Dec 26th, 2011, 07:01 PM
http://www.goblueraiders.com/content.cfm/id/54694

Godwin selected as Middle Tennessee women’s tennis coach

Former Alabama player was assistant head coach at Michigan State
Athletic Communications

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee director of athletics Chris Massaro has announced the hiring of Shelley Godwin as the new Blue Raider head women’s tennis coach.

“We are very confident that Shelley is exactly the right fit to elevate our women’s tennis program,” Massaro said. “She is a natural leader with an incredible passion for coaching. She will serve our student-athletes well. I am thrilled to have her join our program.”

Godwin recently completed her second season as the assistant head coach at Michigan State, helping the Spartans reach as high as No. 52 in the ITA rankings this past spring.

“I am really thankful for the opportunity to join Middle Tennessee,” Godwin said. “I am thankful to Mr. Massaro for giving me the chance to come in and lead this program. This is a great school and great department with solid community support. Everything here is headed in the right direction. I am excited to join the department and get women’s tennis going in a positive way.”

A Birmingham, Ala., native, she played collegiately at Alabama and finished her career with a combined 88 victories, including 59 in singles action. She received one of the ITA’s highest honors in 2009, as she was tabbed the ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award honoree. The award is presented to the women’s tennis player who exhibited outstanding leadership and sportsmanship as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements.

On the court, she served as the Crimson Tide captain her final three years, and was picked as a member of the Academic All-SEC Team all four seasons. She was a member of the Dean’s List at Alabama since 2007.

Godwin also served as the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative. In her role with SAAC, she was instrumental in coordinating the tennis teams’ community service activities throughout Tuscaloosa. She also attended the Fall 2008 SEC SAAC Conference in Birmingham.

She also has served as an instructor at the Alabama Tennis Camps where she provided individual training for high school athletes, fine tuning their game in preparation for tennis at the collegiate level. She assisted in weekly structured practices, while helping to improve the technical skills of each player.

Prior to arriving in East Lansing, Mich., and as she was completing her degree, she served as an intern with the Southeastern Conference office. At the SEC, she aided in all facets of the conference and its day-to-day operations. She assisted with the SEC baseball tournament in Hoover, Ala., and other various media days over the course of the summer of 2009.

She graduated from Alabama in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science.

fantic
Dec 29th, 2011, 05:37 AM
Not sure if it has been reported yet but former Cal tennis player, Christina Fusano is now the assistant coach at UC Davis.

Fusano's doubles partner Courtney Nagle is assistant coach at Colorado. :eek:

LINK (http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=4211&SPID=271&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=205267515&Q_SEASON=2011)

Colorado dbls could get a major boost :lol:

gouci
Dec 29th, 2011, 06:50 AM
I don't think Boise St. put a release out but is the bio of the coach they hired for Spring 2011.

http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics31/200/XO/XOARPSLKRWRBFVF.20100913221525.jpg

Beck Roghaar
Women's Tennis
Head Coach
Experience: 2 Years
Alma Mater: Boise State
2005

Boise State Tenure (2010-Present)

Beck Roghaar enters his second season at the helm of the Boise State women's tennis program after being hired to lead the team at the start of the 2011 indoor season. Roghaar, who played for the men's tennis team from 2001-05, had served the previous season as an assistant coach for the men.

Roghaar wasted no time in putting his stamp on the women's program as he helped guide the Broncos to a Western Athletic Conference runner-up finish in his first season. Boise State concluded the year with a 17-8 mark, which broke the program record for most wins by a first year head coach.

Following the Broncos' outstanding regular season Roghaar was named WAC Coach of the Year. Boise State fell just short of reaching the NCAA tournament for the first time under Roghaar, as the Broncos dropped a 4-3 heartbreaker to Fresno State in the WAC championship match.

Prior to taking over the women's program Roghaar returned to Boise State in the spring of 2010 following a five-year hiatus from the school. Despite returning at the semester, Roghaar hit the ground running. He helped head coach Greg Patton lead the Broncos to the NCAA Championships behind a 19-12 overall record. Boise State finished the season with nine wins over nationally ranked opponents and a 4-2 record in WAC competition.


Prior to Boise State

Before returning to Boise Roghaar began his collegiate coaching career at UNLV in 2007. He made an immediate impact at UNLV, as the Rebels won their first-ever Mountain West Conference tournament championship in his first season with the team.

In between his collegiate career and his time at UNLV, Roghaar worked as the Tennis Director at the UC Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center in Santa Barbara, Calif. from 2006-2007. During that time he also was the teaching pro at the Knollwood Tennis Club in Santa Barbara.


Collegiate Playing Career at Boise State

As a student-athlete, Roghaar was a team captain at Boise State from 2003-05. He helped lead the Broncos to Western Athletic Conference Championships in 2003 and 2005, as well as Region VII Team Titles in 2003 and 2004. For his efforts on the court, Roghaar was voted BSU Men's Tennis Most Inspirational Player of the Year twice (2004 and 2005).

Roghaar concluded his career at Boise State with a 52-35 singles record, which included going 24-10 as a senior. He also compiled an 18-6 dual match record in the spring of his senior season.

Roghaar excelled in the classroom at Boise State as well, becoming a NCAA Academic All-American in 2005 and a WAC Scholar Athlete from 2001-05. He was named to the WAC All Academic Team in 2004 and 2005. Roghaar also earned the prestigious Arthur Ashe Leadership Award and was president of Boise State's Student Athlete Advisory Council.


Personal

As a high school student-athlete, Roghaar played his way to the No. 1 ranking in the intermountain section in the 18's in junior tennis, and was the No. 1 ranked player in Utah in both 16's and 18's. Roghaar also competed in the Jr. Davis Cup.

Roghaar graduated from Boise State in December of 2005 with his bachelor's degree in Marketing. He went on to earn his master's in New Venture Management at UNLV, graduating in December of 2009. Beck is married to Laura Mei Roghaar the couple lives Boise.

10sE
Feb 1st, 2012, 07:34 PM
Rumor has it that Wyoming coach Kati Gyulai has just accepted the vacant SMU position. If so, that would be terrible form on both her part for leaving her team mid-season and on the part of SMU for timing their hiring so poorly. You can't blame her for wanting to leave frigid Wyoming however!

Embittered
Feb 1st, 2012, 07:37 PM
Zootennis: D-I Jacksonville University Drops Men's and Womens Tennis (http://tenniskalamazoo.blogspot.com/2012/01/d-i-jacksonville-university-drops-mens.html)

form
Feb 1st, 2012, 10:43 PM
Pretty solid source has the long time coach at South Carolina retiring at the end of this season due to serious health diagnosis. Sad news for the person and that would be a pretty big job opening.

form
Feb 8th, 2012, 04:25 PM
Rumor has it that Wyoming coach Kati Gyulai has just accepted the vacant SMU position. If so, that would be terrible form on both her part for leaving her team mid-season and on the part of SMU for timing their hiring so poorly. You can't blame her for wanting to leave frigid Wyoming however!

10sE gets bonus points... scooped it a week early. :worship:

http://smumustangs.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/020812aaa.html

ats_tennis
Feb 8th, 2012, 04:46 PM
Pretty solid source has the long time coach at South Carolina retiring at the end of this season due to serious health diagnosis. Sad news for the person and that would be a pretty big job opening.

I've met him a couple times and you couldn't find a nicer guy. Do you know what is wrong with him?

form
Feb 18th, 2012, 05:23 AM
Here's an update that came out today on this topic from the Badger Herald and the Athletic Department! http://badgerherald.com/sports/2011/05/11/statement_from_uw_at.php

From what I just heard from a player about their match at UCR today, I think everyone on this chat and at the Wisconsin student paper owes the Wisconsin coach an apology.

The UWisconsin cancer has relocated.... nut job, hook, threatening players with ghetto trash talk and even lunging at her opponent trying to initimidate. (Has a boyfriend who gets high rowdy for his "homey" (his words; I giggled) too.

Based on what I heard, I could completely invision this young 'lady' being out of control and attempting a coup. I could also see where a coach is trying to tone her down and she'd got nut job. The player told me they had never seen anything like it... completely ghetto crazy.

Nice move on her part... moving from U. Wisconsin... after failing to get coach fired... to Riverside. Now that was an upward move.

johnnytennis
Feb 19th, 2012, 01:14 AM
From what I just heard from a player about their match at UCR today, I think everyone on this chat and at the Wisconsin student paper owes the Wisconsin coach an apology.

The UWisconsin cancer has relocated.... nut job, hook, threatening players with ghetto trash talk and even lunging at her opponent trying to initimidate. (Has a boyfriend who gets high rowdy for his "homey" (his words; I giggled) too.

Based on what I heard, I could completely invision this young 'lady' being out of control and attempting a coup. I could also see where a coach is trying to tone her down and she'd got nut job. The player told me they had never seen anything like it... completely ghetto crazy.

Nice move on her part... moving from U. Wisconsin... after failing to get coach fired... to Riverside. Now that was an upward move.

I looked up to see who you were talking about. She never really even played that much and when she did, it wasn't pretty from the looks of her record! She was barely a 8th player on the Wisconsin team. I am sure the Badgers and the coach are glad she's gone!

form
Feb 19th, 2012, 02:27 AM
I looked up to see who you were talking about. She never really even played that much and when she did, it wasn't pretty from the looks of her record! She was barely a 8th player on the Wisconsin team. I am sure the Badgers and the coach are glad she's gone!

Yep, 11 dual matches in 09-10 as a frosh with a losing record in bottom half.... then she did not play last year.... as I recall there was a reference to a disgruntled player who was no longer on the squad when all the nastiness was being written.

hellas719
Feb 20th, 2012, 12:57 AM
Apparently the St.Johns coach resigned...

Embittered
Apr 27th, 2012, 10:38 PM
Some changes at Brit-heavy teams.

John Severance Resigns as Houston Women's Tennis Coach (http://www.uhcougars.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/042712aaa.html) (write your own punch line)

Elliott's Tenure as Women's Tennis Coach Ends After Six Seasons (http://gosoutheast.com/news/2012/4/26/WTEN_0426124950.aspx) (SE Missouri)

Embittered
Apr 30th, 2012, 08:37 PM
A familiar sounding phrase: W&M Announces Change in Leadership of Women's Tennis Program (http://www.tribeathletics.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=25100&ATCLID=205421952)

Tenniswish
May 1st, 2012, 05:33 PM
Princeton coach leaving after 3 years to move back to Florida.

http://www.goprincetontigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=46534&SPID=4229&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=205421768&DB_OEM_ID=10600

Embittered
May 16th, 2012, 10:50 PM
Women's Tennis Coach Minnis Contract Not Renewed (http://www.lsusports.net//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=5200&ATCLID=205428150)

"During the course of his 21-year career at the head of the LSU program he became the longest-serving and winningest coach in the history of Lady Tiger tennis. He was named Southwest Regional Coach of the Year five times, Louisiana Coach of the Year three times and Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year in 1997.

"The LSU tennis team finished 11-13 in 2012, the third consecutive losing season for the Lady Tigers."

Embittered
Jun 2nd, 2012, 05:48 PM
Julia Sell Named Women's Tennis Head

http://www.lsusports.net//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=5200&ATCLID=205435711

Embittered
Jun 7th, 2012, 08:19 AM
(To Houston from Stephen F. Austin) Patrick Sullivan Named Houston Women's Tennis Coach: http://www.uhcougars.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/060612aaa.html

ats_tennis
Jun 8th, 2012, 04:01 AM
Has anybody heard anything about the William and Mary head coaching job?

UFGatorFan
Jun 8th, 2012, 09:08 PM
GaTech is open. Bryan Shelton has left to the men's head coach at Florida.

CTSEMT
Jun 8th, 2012, 10:33 PM
GaTech is open. Bryan Shelton has left to the men's head coach at Florida.

:eek:

This may be the bombshell of the offseason as the Florida AD poaches another coach from his alma mater.

With Shelton gone, I'll be curious to see who Georgia Tech can get and how much of its #1 ranked recruiting class actually matriculates considering that Bryan's been pretty much the only reason big time recruits have signed there over the past decade. Regardless, I think the end result is that their days as a contender are over. :sad:

Good news for UGA fans, I guess :devil:

Amalgamate
Jun 8th, 2012, 11:04 PM
:eek:

This may be the bombshell of the offseason as the Florida AD poaches another coach from his alma mater.

With Shelton gone, I'll be curious to see who Georgia Tech can get and how much of its #1 ranked recruiting class actually matriculates considering that Bryan's been pretty much the only reason big time recruits have signed there over the past decade. Regardless, I think the end result is that their days as a contender are over. :sad:

Good news for UGA fans, I guess :devil:

I was surprised by this and feel bad for Shelton's incoming recruiting class because as you said, many of them signed to go to Georgia Tech for the "coaching" (i.e. Bryan Shelton).

2nd_serve
Jun 9th, 2012, 01:04 PM
Read a tweet saying congratulations to former Stanford standout, Laura Granville, named head coach of Princeton women's tennis program.

tennisbuddy12
Jun 10th, 2012, 02:08 AM
I'm surprised, but happy for Coach Shelton. I've followed GT since 2008 and befriended a few players and I remember the first time I met Coach Shelton face-to-face at the 10k in ATL and was just in awe. He is such a smart and insightful coach and UF is lucky to get him. It's a shame he's leaving GT because he has brought so much to that school and I can't see him anywhere else. I just feel for the incoming recruiting class (and Elizabeth Kilborn, their lone senior) as he is a majority of the reason they committed. He utilizes a player's potential and adds more. It'll be interesting how the program changes and how everything will pan out.

Amalgamate
Jun 10th, 2012, 04:48 AM
I just feel for the incoming recruiting class (and Elizabeth Kilborn, their lone senior) as he is a majority of the reason they committed.

Not going to lie, I'd be pissed :lol:

johnnytennis
Jun 10th, 2012, 06:06 PM
It happens to all programs! Same thing happened at Michigan 5 years ago with 4 new recruits coming in. They got the word in July that Amanda Augustus, the coach at the time that recruited them had resigned and taken the job at Cal! That's part of the business! Michigan hired a very good coach and never lost a beat after losing Augustus!

Embittered
Jun 12th, 2012, 09:50 PM
Simon Thibodeau Named Women's Tennis Coach at UCSB: http://www.ucsbgauchos.com/sports/w-tennis/2011-12/releases/20120612p0h71c

fantic
Jun 12th, 2012, 10:15 PM
wow, can UCSB challenge LBS for the Big West championship? :oh:

But who are they recruiting? Lots of seniors last season..guess we'll see good Canucks at SB? :lol:

2nd_serve
Jun 12th, 2012, 10:38 PM
Yes, interesting on the Santa Barbara story. Should be easier to recruit players in Santa Barbara than for Fresno.

ats_tennis
Jun 12th, 2012, 10:42 PM
I heard the Maryland coach was fired

johnnytennis
Jun 12th, 2012, 11:32 PM
I heard the Maryland coach was fired

Head coach for less then a year and they're making a change? Talk about jumping the gun!

form
Jun 12th, 2012, 11:35 PM
Head coach for less then a year and they're making a change? Talk about jumping the gun!

Just looked, don't see that anywhere. Diane is still listed as head coach. She is one of Fantic's big timers from USC.

ats_tennis
Jun 12th, 2012, 11:45 PM
Just looked, don't see that anywhere. Diane is still listed as head coach. She is one of Fantic's big timers from USC.

Heard it from a girl on the team who just found out today

form
Jun 12th, 2012, 11:47 PM
wow, can UCSB challenge LBS for the Big West championship? :oh:

But who are they recruiting? Lots of seniors last season..guess we'll see good Canucks at SB? :lol:


Good hire tennis wise. Gonna change a lot of things there.. intensity to start. More agressive recruiting next. And he's a fairly good X & O coach.

If they fund him up a little more (int'ls) they could be super strong. Having said that, his super strong teams included girls that should not have been eligible in MHO (Gloria and # 2 Russian.. both serious prize money as I recall)... most recent 3 classes have tailed off for either recruiting, admissions or geographic reasons... plus lousy academics at Fresno too. Maybe the Euro girls figured out it was a crappy place to live for four years?

Can't blame him for leaving.

Compete: YES... maybe not year one with the graduations and no recruiting this year... but that could leave him wide open to make a huge impact a year from now.

He will change the culture... this is a SERIOUS tennis coach; not someone who lets the team run the roost.

Lastly, he has his hands full with several of the current team who are 'interesting' on court and rumored to have been part of the coup that took out the old coach. Good luck changing the crew without starting a riot THIS YEAR.

But down road, if UCSB can give him funding and int'l admissions, they could supplant several traditional BW schools. Easy recruiting of CA kids if you can offer just a bit more money... # 1 choice behind the four Calif. Pac 12 schools.

Having said that, if the CA state budget gets any worse it ain't gonna matter for anyone but SD State (football money) and Hawaii (football money). The UC's could face as bad or worse tuition/fee increases than the CSU's are getting.

Next question: Who does Fresno hire? Yikes... terrible place to live.

2nd_serve
Jun 12th, 2012, 11:50 PM
Head coach for less then a year and they're making a change? Talk about jumping the gun!

huhh. weird, huhh

ats_tennis
Jun 13th, 2012, 12:32 AM
huhh. weird, huhh

Apparently some of the girls on the team are unhappy with her as a coach. That explains some of the transfers and there are even more players asking for releases from the team. And I talked to a girl that will be going to school there who was just told today that Diane had been fired.

Obviously I can't be 100% since there has been no official statement from Maryland but I am just relaying the message I have heard from multiple girls on the team.

cowsonice
Jun 13th, 2012, 04:33 AM
:bigcry:

I just realized that this Dianne lady used to teach me tennis back in the day....when I hated tennis and didn't care for it. :rolls:

So that's the university in Maryland she went to....

My world has gotten so much smaller, and if this rumor is true, that's sad.

tennisbuddy12
Jun 13th, 2012, 04:51 AM
I remember seeing Dianne was listed as an interim head coach. Was she ever upgraded to full head coach? That could be the reason why she was it for only a year.

johnnytennis
Jun 13th, 2012, 09:52 PM
Just looked, don't see that anywhere. Diane is still listed as head coach. She is one of Fantic's big timers from USC.
I assumed the person that mentioned it knew! I also saw she was still listed as their coach on the website and saw she was promoted to head coach last July so it would seem strange to not give someone more then a year even though she was the assitant coach before that!

johnnytennis
Jun 21st, 2012, 03:13 PM
Tyler Thomson named new Head Women's Tennis Coach at William & Mary
http://www.tribeathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=606359&SPID=80819&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=205461455&DB_OEM_ID=25100

form
Jun 21st, 2012, 04:17 PM
Lots of deck chairs moving this year

Maryland still has not indicated a coaching change nor pulled Dianne's info as head coach so this appears to be a false rumor?

Fresno did not make an announcment their coach left but did pull his bio and info

Thompson did a nice job at Minnesota; now they have an opening like Fresno, GT and Stephen Austin.

Tennis Sea
Jul 3rd, 2012, 01:29 PM
Drake Bernstein, who as an assistant helped lead the University of Alabama to it's highest school ranking ever this past year has been named assistant womens tennis coach at his Alma Mater, the University of Georgia. I would think he would make a noticible
impact on the Georgia program.

Tenniswish
Jul 3rd, 2012, 02:22 PM
Drake Bernstein, who as an assistant helped lead the University of Alabama to it's highest school ranking ever this past year has been named assistant womens tennis coach at his Alma Mater, the University of Georgia. I would think he would make a noticible
impact on the Georgia program.

Does anyone know why Frank Polito left? Frank is one of the best recruiters around. He and Jeff Wallace had worked together for a long time. His contributions will be very hard to replace.

10sE
Jul 3rd, 2012, 04:11 PM
Does anyone know why Frank Polito left? Frank is one of the best recruiters around. He and Jeff Wallace had worked together for a long time. His contributions will be very hard to replace.

He was let go. You might think he was a great recruiter because of the players that came to UGA but the talent level there top to bottom has declined in his time there. Gullickson aside, the current team is not classic Georgia level talent.

Amalgamate
Jul 3rd, 2012, 11:25 PM
Drake :hearts:

Rodney Harmon named head coach at Georgia Tech.

gullytwin
Jul 4th, 2012, 04:11 AM
Drake :hearts:Huh?

tennisbuddy12
Jul 4th, 2012, 04:19 AM
He was let go. You might think he was a great recruiter because of the players that came to UGA but the talent level there top to bottom has declined in his time there. Gullickson aside, the current team is not classic Georgia level talent.

Drake :hearts:

Someone's happy :lol: Was wondering about Frank. A shame he's leaving, I know he was well-liked there (or so I think). He did coach as an assistant here at Ohio State for 2 years before UGA


Rodney Harmon named head coach at Georgia Tech.

Glad GT is getting a nice developmental coach, nice guy to fill Bryan's shoes. Hope the Jackets have a good year. Expecting and hoping big things for Kilborn. So much potential and the sweetest girl. She deserves a great senior year

johnnytennis
Jul 10th, 2012, 10:34 PM
Lots of deck chairs moving this year

Maryland still has not indicated a coaching change nor pulled Dianne's info as head coach so this appears to be a false rumor?

Fresno did not make an announcment their coach left but did pull his bio and info

Thompson did a nice job at Minnesota; now they have an opening like Fresno, GT and Stephen Austin.

I see there is a new Ad up online today for a new Head Women's Tennis Coach at the University of Maryland!

tennisbuddy12
Jul 26th, 2012, 07:38 PM
The Minnesota job has been filled up, but I don't want to say it publicly until the school does. Another school will be searching for that replacement now

johnnytennis
Jul 27th, 2012, 04:41 PM
The Minnesota job has been filled up, but I don't want to say it publicly until the school does. Another school will be searching for that replacement now

Minnesota hires Chuck Merzbacher from Ohio State as their new head coach! No surprise as he's a Minnesota Alum!
http://www.gophersports.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/072712aaa.html

cowsonice
Jul 27th, 2012, 06:03 PM
Was U of M just not satisfied with Dianne or was Dianne's tenure meant to be temporary?


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its_a_racquet
Jul 28th, 2012, 04:48 PM
The Minnesota job has been filled up, but I don't want to say it publicly until the school does. Another school will be searching for that replacement now
If OSU doesn't promote Melissa I will be suprised and disappointed.

10sE
Jul 28th, 2012, 07:00 PM
She was subpar as a head coach at a low level so shes exactly what ADs are looking for.

If she gets it I will be unsurprised and disappointed.

its_a_racquet
Jul 28th, 2012, 07:24 PM
She was subpar as a head coach at a low level so shes exactly what ADs are looking for.

If she gets it I will be unsurprised and disappointed.

Wow that post came from a dark place......I'm guessing you are judging her on paper without direct and personal knowledge of what she brings to the table.....anyway I'm anxious to see what happens.

10sE
Jul 28th, 2012, 09:38 PM
Wow that post came from a dark place......I'm guessing you are judging her on paper without direct and personal knowledge of what she brings to the table.....anyway I'm anxious to see what happens.

Correct on all counts. I am judging her on her overall terrible record as a coach, both assistant and head. Whatever she brings to the table, it does not include success.

its_a_racquet
Jul 28th, 2012, 09:56 PM
Correct on all counts. I am judging her on her overall terrible record as a coach, both assistant and head. Whatever she brings to the table, it does not include success.

I'm glad you are only making comments about her based on the W-L stats at MTS. Using your line of thinking, if she had been an assistant at a top-10 program and then stepped-into the head-coach's shoes when they left, she would automatically be a very good coach.

tennisbuddy12
Jul 30th, 2012, 07:08 AM
We'll see with Melissa. She is an awesome assistant coach and knows what she teaches. Merz hired her because they're styles are similar. Will she be promoted? I have no idea, but we need a good coach to get those blue chips.

form
Jul 30th, 2012, 04:41 PM
Aside from Ohio State (new) and Maryland, anyone know what's up with the vacant Fresno State job?

johnnytennis
Jul 30th, 2012, 07:45 PM
Aside from Ohio State (new) and Maryland, anyone know what's up with the vacant Fresno State job?

I thought I'd read someplace that Maryland hired a coach!

10sE
Jul 30th, 2012, 11:28 PM
I'm glad you are only making comments about her based on the W-L stats at MTS. Using your line of thinking, if she had been an assistant at a top-10 program and then stepped-into the head-coach's shoes when they left, she would automatically be a very good coach.

That's not my line of thinking at all. I think an assistant from a top-10 program is a wild card. Hard to know how much they actually did or if they just rode coattails.

I don't think it's that much of a reach to think that if she could not get it done at Middle Tennessee State that a very short time as an assistant at a competitive but not spectacular program is going to make her all of the sudden a good head coach.

I don't know her and I'm sure she's a fine person but she has done nothing in her career that shows she is ready for a potentially big-time job like Ohio State. If she had done well as the head coach at MTSU I would have a completely different opinion, but she did not do well there as an assistant or as a head coach and it's not like she really raised the level for the Buckeyes - in fact OSU did just OK while she was there.

I would have like to see someone that did well as a head coach at a lower level hired and in the absence of any good candidates fitting that description, at least an assistant that has been involved with high-achieving programs. I think OSU women should compete for Big 10 titles just like the men do and you don't go from middle of the pack to conference champs by hiring someone who hasn't outpeformed her resources at any level in coaching. Remeber, MTSU is a little diamond in the rough job - winnable conference and a nice facility!

johnnytennis
Aug 2nd, 2012, 06:23 PM
If OSU doesn't promote Melissa I will be suprised and disappointed.

Changes to Ohio State Tennis Programs announced! Melissa Schaub named interim head coach! http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/080112aaa.html

spartyfan
Aug 2nd, 2012, 10:24 PM
According to the ITA web site the Pacific job is accepting applications.

Embittered
Aug 7th, 2012, 10:39 PM
Stotland Named Head Coach at Fresno State (http://www.arizonawildcats.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/080612aaa.html) according to Arizona

its_a_racquet
Aug 8th, 2012, 10:38 PM
Changes to Ohio State Tennis Programs announced! Melissa Schaub named interim head coach! http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/080112aaa.html

Puzzling thing about the OSU press release is that they named Schaub the interim, but also said, "A search for an assistant women's tennis coach will begin immediately."

If Schaub is just interim, why would they hire an assistant? Seems like that suggests strongly that she isn't just an interim. Maybe I'm reading too much into that.

its_a_racquet
Aug 8th, 2012, 10:42 PM
[QUOTE=10sE;21931581]That's not my line of thinking at all. I think an assistant from a top-10 program is a wild card. Hard to know how much they actually did or if they just rode coat tails.QUOTE]

I guess I'm saying the same thing about an assistant that walks into a sub-par program.........it is hard to judge them from results on paper in a short timeframe.....but that is what you are doing.

johnnytennis
Aug 9th, 2012, 04:44 AM
Puzzling thing about the OSU press release is that they named Schaub the interim, but also said, "A search for an assistant women's tennis coach will begin immediately."

If Schaub is just interim, why would they hire an assistant? Seems like that suggests strongly that she isn't just an interim. Maybe I'm reading too much into that.

I assume interim means she will be the coach for the 2012-13 season and they'll evaluate her performance at the end of the season. The Men's coach will oversee both programs but they will need an assistant women's tennis coach as it's to big a job for one person! JMO

10sE
Aug 11th, 2012, 05:32 AM
[QUOTE=10sE;21931581]That's not my line of thinking at all. I think an assistant from a top-10 program is a wild card. Hard to know how much they actually did or if they just rode coat tails.QUOTE]

I guess I'm saying the same thing about an assistant that walks into a sub-par program.........it is hard to judge them from results on paper in a short timeframe.....but that is what you are doing.

I guess I am, that's a good point. I think a more fair way for me to say it would be that she is clearly not a good recruiter. She has had a chance both as an assistant at MTSU and a head coach and then as an assistant at OSU to recruit good players and has not found players good enough to help her improve either of those teams.

It sounds like you know her and think she is a good person and coach. It seems like then she therefore must be a bad recruiter. Either way the results seem to say that she is not a good coach AND a good recruiter at the same time. It's just hard for me to believe that she's this diamond in the rough that has been held back by everyone around her. It seems to me if she were that good that she would have left her mark on these programs.

I guess we will see.

10sE
Aug 13th, 2012, 05:57 PM
Who did Maryland hire? They have posted a job for assistant coach but still have not announced a hire for head.

johnnytennis
Aug 13th, 2012, 06:06 PM
Who did Maryland hire? They have posted a job for assistant coach but still have not announced a hire for head.

I had heard rumors they hired someone a couple weeks ago but the fact they haven't announced it yet makes me think now they were just rumors!

Embittered
Aug 13th, 2012, 07:00 PM
Pacfic: Tigers Name Charlotte Scatliffe New Women's Tennis Head Coach (http://pacifictigers.com/sports/w-tennis/2012-13/releases/20120809nhn43i)

Tenniswish
Aug 13th, 2012, 07:15 PM
Maryland has hired an assistant from elsewhere. Paperwork holding up the announcement.

johnnytennis
Aug 13th, 2012, 10:03 PM
Maryland has hired an assistant from elsewhere. Paperwork holding up the announcement.

Maryland hires Minnesota assistant women's tennis coach Daria Panova to be their next head coach http://www.umterps.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/081312aaa.html

gullytwin
Aug 21st, 2012, 12:45 PM
Saw (randomly) that Florida International is hiring: http://ncaamarket.ncaa.org/jobs/4880620/head-women-s-tennis-coach. (Dayton, too.)

Embittered
Oct 18th, 2012, 06:45 PM
Thibodeau Adds Carling Seguso to Coaching Staff (UCSB): http://www.ucsbgauchos.com/sports/w-tennis/2012-13/releases/2012101748rxcn

gouci
Oct 18th, 2012, 08:44 PM
Dianne Matias is back as an assistant coach with UC Irvine. :)


(For BeachForm: Not to be confused with Maureen Diaz :happy:)

fantic
Oct 19th, 2012, 12:32 AM
Thibodeau Adds Carling Seguso to Coaching Staff (UCSB): http://www.ucsbgauchos.com/sports/w-tennis/2012-13/releases/2012101748rxcn

Dianne Matias is back as an assistant coach with UC Irvine. :)


(For BeachForm: Not to be confused with Maureen Diaz :happy:)

Glad to hear it :lol:

Embittered
Jun 7th, 2013, 09:32 PM
Denver Promotes Christian Thompson to Women’s Tennis Head Coach: http://www.denverpioneers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=18600&ATCLID=208244074

Embittered
Jun 7th, 2013, 09:35 PM
Denver Promotes Christian Thompson to Women’s Tennis Head Coach: http://www.denverpioneers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=18600&ATCLID=208244074
With which shocking news I realised I had no idea who the blink Shelly was: https://twitter.com/DU_WTennis/status/314871875215958017

10sE
Jun 8th, 2013, 10:03 PM
Texas Tech assistant Todd Chapman is the new head coach at Kansas

3gtennis
Jun 11th, 2013, 04:30 AM
Congrats to a great guy. Hope this is a great fit for Todd.

CTSEMT
Jun 17th, 2013, 07:01 PM
http://www.wvgazette.com/Sports/WVU/201306150076

Wisconsin apparently hired the WVU head coach :help:

It's like they have gone beyond not caring and are actually trying to suck.

10sE
Jun 18th, 2013, 04:58 AM
There isn't another sport other than women's tennis where a coach this bad (0-9 in the Big XII) can keep getting promoted. If she keeps losing matches she may just be the head coach at UGA one day.

darrinbaker00
Jun 18th, 2013, 06:38 AM
Thibodeau Adds Carling Seguso to Coaching Staff (UCSB): http://www.ucsbgauchos.com/sports/w-tennis/2012-13/releases/2012101748rxcn

I'm glad someone hired Carling as a tennis coach, because there was no way she'd find employment with a degree in anthropology.

Embittered
Jul 2nd, 2013, 08:34 AM
Alex Santos Named Pitt Women's Tennis Coach (http://www.pittsburghpanthers.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/070113aaa.html)
Santos leads the Pitt tennis program into the ACC

PITTSBURGH – University of Pittsburgh Athletic Director Steve Pederson has announced the hiring of Alex Santos as the new head coach of the Pitt women’s tennis program.

“I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to lead the University of Pittsburgh women’s tennis program,” Santos said. “This would not have been possible without the trust that Steve Pederson, Donna Sanft and their entire staff put in my ability as a person and as a coach. I am a firm believer that special people can accomplish special things, and at Pitt, I am surrounded by them. I look forward to taking Pitt into a new era of ACC tennis.”

Santos comes to Pittsburgh after spending the past four years at the University of Miami (Fla). Under his guidance, the Hurricanes have been a force on the national stage, earning Top-10 national rankings each season and advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s “Elite 8” four times. Santos helped the Hurricanes capture their first-ever ACC title in 2013, and for his efforts he was named the ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year. The Hurricanes were No. 8 in the final ITA team national rankings.

gouci
Aug 20th, 2013, 08:00 PM
http://www.fullertontitans.com/sports/w-tennis/2013-14/photos/mattias2_hs.jpg?max_height=200&max_width=150

Matias Named Head Women’s Tennis Coach

FULLERTON, Calif. – Dianne Matias has been named head women's tennis coach at Cal State Fullerton, it was announced by Director of Athletics Jim Donovan on Thursday.
Matias replaces the recently retired Bill Reynolds, who served 24 years at the helm of the women's tennis program.

"I was very impressed with Dianne's depth of experience at the Division I level," Donovan said. "She has strong ties to Southern California, and I expect that knowledge to help in our recruiting efforts. She also has thorough experience in the Big West Conference, and I believe that will help steer our program to great success, building on the foundation that Bill Reynolds worked so diligently to establish."

Matias, who is the fifth Fullerton women's tennis head coach since 1984, is remaining in the Big West Conference after serving as an assistant on UC Irvine's staff last season.

"I am extremely honored to be the new head coach at Cal State Fullerton," Matias said. "I would like to thank Director of Athletics Jim Donovan, Associate Athletics Director Julie Bowse, and the selection committee for this tremendous opportunity and for their commitment to women's tennis. It is a great time to be a Titan, and I am excited to help the program reach new heights and build it into a perennial contender in the Big West."

In 2013, the Anteaters notched their first-ever NCAA Tournament victory with a 4-2 win over San Jose State. The squad finished the year ranked 33rd in the nation, clinched the Big West regular season championship, and also boasted the league player of the year in Kristina Smith.

The Anteaters experienced a 20-match win streak, and UC Irvine's 23-5 record marked the most wins in program history.

The head coaching opportunity will be the second for Matias, who served as Maryland's head coach for the 2011-12 campaign. She spent the previous two seasons as the Terrapins' assistant coach.

During her time at Maryland, Matias brought in the 23rd ranked recruiting class according to TennisRecruiting.net. In addition, Maryland's top singles player reached the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament, while the doubles pair of Welma Lus and Ana Belzunce also qualified for postseason play.

As an assistant in 2011 at Maryland, the team reached a No. 34 ranking, which was the highest for the program since 1993, while the team advanced to the NCAA Tournament along with one singles player and one doubles team.

Before her three years at Maryland, Matias spent her first year in coaching as an assistant at UC Irvine in 2009.

A 2007 graduate of the University of Southern California, Matias ranked as high as No. 32 nationally in singles and No. 28 in doubles at the collegiate level. She also led the Trojans to a No. 3 ranking nationally at the end of the 2005-2006 season. During her senior year she served as one of the Trojans co-captains.

Before competing at USC, Matias played one season of high school tennis at Carson High School in California after being home-schooled for the three years prior at Futures High in Mission Viejo, Calif. Matias played No. 1 singles and doubles in her senior year and was named to the 2002 Los Angeles Times all-area first team.

At the junior level, Matias enjoyed a prolific career as one of the best players in California and in the nation. Matias was ranked as the No. 1 player nationally in singles at the U16 level in 2000 and 2001. Also in 2000, Matias earned the distinction of the USTA's Southern California Player of the Year.
Born in Balagtas, Bulacan, Philippines, Matias competed as a member of the 2007 Philippine team at the South East Asian Games and the 2008 Philippine FED CUP team.

In addition, Matias previously worked as a private tennis instructor with the City of Irvine from 2008-09 and once again the past year.

Fullerton will return to the court after completing one of its most successful seasons in recent history. The Titans finished the year with 11 wins – the most for the program since 2004.

In addition, Fullerton's four league victories in 2013 represented CSF's highest total since the Big West began round-robin play in 2006.
"I feel very fortunate to inherit a great group of student-athletes, and I look forward to furthering their recent success on and off the court," Matias said. "I intend to work tirelessly to develop our student-athletes in every way to ensure we represent Cal State Fullerton with pride."

Embittered
Dec 7th, 2013, 09:52 AM
http://www.collegian.psu.edu/article_cc37a872-5ede-11e3-a36f-001a4bcf6878.html

Penn State women's tennis head coach Dawna Denny-Wine announced her resignation on Friday.
Senior Chelsea Utting said she and the team learned about Denny-Wine's resignation on Thursday at a team meeting.

Men's tennis senior Russell Bader said her resignation was probably prompted by her husband and former Penn State baseball coach Robbie Wine getting a job in Texas and the couple recently having a kid.
Denny-Wine becomes the fourth coach in the last year to resign, after Wine, men's swimming coach John Hargis and softball coach Robin Petrini.
Penn State Director of Athletics Dave Joyner announced in a press release that men's tennis assistant coach Chris Cagle will fill in as the interim head coach for the 2014 season.

2nd_serve
Jan 24th, 2014, 05:31 PM
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/usc/sports/w-tennis/auto_action/9634584.jpeg

Jan. 23, 2014

Arguably the USC women's tennis program's most decorated alumna, Barbara Hallquist DeGroot will return to Troy as a volunteer assistant coach for the Trojans this season, head coach Richard Gallien has announced. An ITA Hall of Famer and national champion, DeGroot will work alongside Gallien and associate head coach West Nott to help guide the Women of Troy through the coming 2014 spring season.

"I am overjoyed to welcome home a wonderful friend as well as a Trojan great in Barbara Hallquist DeGroot," USC athletic director Pat Haden said. "She really is a cornerstone of the foundation of women's athletics here at USC. She is also a pioneer. As USC's first female scholarship athlete, Barbara paved the way for the 25 national championships that our women's teams have won. It is so exciting to have her back to help lead our women's tennis program."

Indeed, the first woman to receive a full athletic scholarship at USC, Barbara Hallquist DeGroot captured the national collegiate singles title in both 1976 and 1977 and played on four national championship teams under coach David Borelli. Ranked No. 1 in Southern California as a junior player, Hallquist won two national USTA junior titles, and nine national USTA titles overall. She was a co-recipient of the USTA Girls' Sportsmanship Trophy in 1975.

At USC, Hallquist was a four-time All-American, named Outstanding Female Senior Student-Athlete in 1979 and winning the USC Post Graduate Scholarship Award. Turning pro after college and attaining a career high world ranking of No. 30, she competed in all four Grand Slam events and reached the quarterfinals in singles at the 1980 U.S. Open. From 1985-88, Hallquist served as USC assistant coach, helping guide the team to the 1985 NCAA team championship. She now comes back to USC after having served as the women's tennis coach at Cate School in Carpinteria, Calif.

source (http://www.usctrojans.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/012314aaa.html)

Embittered
Jan 30th, 2014, 07:56 AM
Syracuse: Luke Jensen resigns.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TEN_SYRACUSE_JENSEN_RESIGNS

beachman49
Feb 3rd, 2014, 05:07 PM
Syracuse: Luke Jensen resigns.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TEN_SYRACUSE_JENSEN_RESIGNS

Two thoughts

1) Nice timing. Way to commit to your girls

2) Look at their schedule over the years where he has picked up his 'tremendous wins' and then look at their schedule this year now that they are int he ACC.

His rah rah all US malarky wasn't going to fly anymore with an ACC level schedule and he fled. No place to add in Binghamton and Army on the schedule.

Class move in late January.

10sE
Feb 4th, 2014, 01:31 AM
There is more to it than this. The dual hands were somewhere they should not have been.

desariofan
Feb 4th, 2014, 12:59 PM
There is more to it than this. The dual hands were somewhere they should not have been.

are u implying sexual harrassment? i could somehow see that

beachman49
Feb 10th, 2014, 11:24 PM
So someone just sent me a note saying Roaming Hands Luke was making $300-$350K per year at Syracuse??? That would be double then next highest women's tennis coach in the country?

Are you kidding me?

To play one of the softest schedules in the nation until this year (hello ACC) and barely beat Binghamton most years.

WOW. Is that A.D. in a coma?

I feel bad for the good coaches working hard and actually winning against real competition who make less than 1/4 of that in most D1's nationally.

10sE
Feb 11th, 2014, 10:59 PM
Roaming Hands Luke :haha:

The guy is a massive b.s. artist and he sold himself to that AD as the bald-headed version of Peter Smith. There was an e-mail floating around a few years ago that he sent to his team talking about how they were going to win a national championship. The hyperbole was not to be believed. An all-time classic!

beachman49
Feb 11th, 2014, 11:20 PM
Roaming Hands Luke :haha:

The guy is a massive b.s. artist and he sold himself to that AD as the bald-headed version of Peter Smith. There was an e-mail floating around a few years ago that he sent to his team talking about how they were going to win a national championship. The hyperbole was not to be believed. An all-time classic!

Oh lord I would love to read that.....

What's frustrating for the sport in general is that a guy like that with public exposure, as well as a few commentators on TV who double dip with USTA pay checks, put out that malarky and the general person believes it is possible and reality.

Embittered
Mar 13th, 2014, 09:03 PM
This is a bit odd; maybe it was just a slip of the hand by the writer.

Steve Bietau Announces Retirement (http://www.kstatesports.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/031214aaa.html)

After 30 years of service to Kansas State tennis, head coach Steve Bietau announced today that he is retiring effective at the end of the season.

"Kansas State University and K-State Tennis have been our family's lifeblood for 30 years, and after thorough reflection and discussion with my wife I have decided that it is time to step away," Bietau said. "To help facilitate the next steps and to ensure a smooth transition, I will be stepping away from the program as of today.

But still on the payroll for the rest of the season?

Assistant coach Liz Ullathorne will lead the program for the remainder of the season, Athletics Director John Currie said. A national search for a new coach will be conducted later this spring.

I was just wondering what had happened to Ullathorne.

Embittered
May 30th, 2014, 06:59 PM
NC State

Simon Earnshaw named new @PackWTennis head coach http://www.gopack.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/053014aae.html … pic.twitter.com/0asqgatwTp
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bo47L9hCYAAnbcm.jpg

Bigmanserve
Jun 2nd, 2014, 09:27 PM
N.C. state last year's #2 player is transfering out to Baylor.

10sE
Jun 3rd, 2014, 01:21 AM
NC State will be an enormous task but it seems like a solid hire. Might be a little harder in D1 when you can't recruit 26 year-old pros, but he seems up for the challenge. Silverio to Oregon is surprising. I'm sure she is a fine young coach, but I'm surprised that they couldn't find someone more accomplished/experienced for a Pac-12 job.

randy72391
Jun 3rd, 2014, 05:31 AM
N.C. state last year's #2 player is transfering out to Baylor.

source?

Bigmanserve
Jun 6th, 2014, 07:26 AM
source?
It's now official. Remember you heard it here first. :)LOL http://www.baylorbears.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/060514aaa.html

beachman49
Jun 6th, 2014, 06:13 PM
Baylor must have the modern record for transfers IN

Bigmanserve
Jun 6th, 2014, 09:03 PM
Baylor must have the modern record for transfers IN
Transfers IN and OUT.

MotownBear
Jun 6th, 2014, 09:20 PM
Some coaches like to reload

Bigmanserve
Jun 6th, 2014, 10:19 PM
Some coaches like to reload
Yes. which is why I have said many times before. College tennis isn't good for players looking to play post college because there is no honest work towards development in college by coaches. Most coaches have recruiting programs not development programs. J.S. is the prime example, although he will tell you otherwise.

10sE
Jun 6th, 2014, 11:09 PM
Some coaches like to reload

Nothing wrong with reloading when your players graduate, but for someone that touts himself as such a great player developer it sure does seem like he has an itchy trigger finger when it comes to cutting players that don't develop quickly. It's also interesting that he's so eager to take players that other college coaches have spent time developing.

He's a winner, no doubt. If it was football he would be praised as a tough-minded coach with a non-negotiable vision for his program, which is probably a pretty accurate description. I guess I just feel his process is a bit rough.

Bigmanserve
Jun 6th, 2014, 11:29 PM
Nothing wrong with reloading when your players graduate, but for someone that touts himself as such a great player developer it sure does seem like he has an itchy trigger finger when it comes to cutting players that don't develop quickly. It's also interesting that he's so eager to take players that other college coaches have spent time developing.

He's a winner, no doubt. If it was football he would be praised as a tough-minded coach with a non-negotiable vision for his program, which is probably a pretty accurate description. I guess I just feel his process is a bit rough.
I agree 100%. Too many coaches like to take credit for players someone else developed, and when they have the opportunity to actually do some work themselves and develop a player, they discard the player and label him or her uncoachable as an excuse to get rid of them.

TennisSee
Jun 7th, 2014, 12:46 AM
Yes. which is why I have said many times before. College tennis isn't good for players looking to play post college because there is no honest work towards development in college by coaches. Most coaches have recruiting programs not development programs. J.S. is the prime example, although he will tell you otherwise.

In order to develop a player, the first and most important thing should be to get the player in the best possible shape they can be in. In looking at the Baylor team, most look like they are not in any kind of shape, and the ones that look like they might be in shape, if you watch them for a while you can tell they really aren't. So much for a developmental program!

10sE
Jun 7th, 2014, 02:21 AM
In order to develop a player, the first and most important thing should be to get the player in the best possible shape they can be in. In looking at the Baylor team, most look like they are not in any kind of shape, and the ones that look like they might be in shape, if you watch them for a while you can tell they really aren't. So much for a developmental program!

I also find this puzzling. He tries to shape every player into a grind-it-out moonballer yet he bulks them up to look like softball catchers. They are constantly injured and I'm not a sport scientist but it seems like big girls grinding out points isn't a good combination.

Bigmanserve
Jun 7th, 2014, 02:50 AM
I also find this puzzling. He tries to shape every player into a grind-it-out moonballer yet he bulks them up to look like softball catchers. They are constantly injured and I'm not a sport scientist but it seems like big girls grinding out points isn't a good combination.
I agree. His trying to mold players into the moon balling pushers, just ruins players like Craft, K.G. and even Victoria. To watch K.G. and Craft push is just sickening, knowing the type of ball strikers they once were. I'm hoping Anderson don't get taken that route as well.

Bigmanserve
Jun 7th, 2014, 02:51 AM
I also agree the teams overall poor fitness absolutely contributes to the frequent injuries as well.

Embittered
Jun 10th, 2014, 07:38 PM
Two bits of Memphis news hit my twitter feed at the same time.

Lee Taylor Walker becomes the 12th head coach in the history of the women's tennis program. (http://www.gofrogs.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/061014aae.html)

To TCU from Memphis.

Bigmanserve
Jun 11th, 2014, 06:57 PM
wow..didn't know Dave Borelli was out.

Embittered
Jun 24th, 2014, 11:39 AM
Texas release

Women’s Tennis head coach Patty Fendick-McCain announces retirement (http://www.texassports.com/news/2014/6/23/WTEN_0623141314.aspx)

Embittered
Jun 24th, 2014, 09:28 PM
Syracuse

Younes Limam has been named Syracuse women's tennis head coach. (http://cuse.com/news/2014/6/24/TENNIS_0624143530.aspx#.U6nfC1QWQ1I)

Syracuse University Director of Athletics Dr. Daryl Gross announced on Tuesday that Younes Limam has been named head coach of the Orange women's tennis program. A respected coach and recruiter, he comes to Syracuse after serving as assistant coach at Rice University the last five seasons.

Embittered
Jul 2nd, 2014, 07:28 AM
Robin Stephenson to Washington: http://www.gohuskies.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30200&ATCLID=209535556