May 13, 2009

Trinity's McMindes Voted ITA Regional Assistant of the Year


San Antonio - Trinity University Tigers assistant men’s tennis coach Russell McMindes has been voted the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III West Region Assistant Coach of the Year.

Coach McMindes is now eligible for selection as the ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year.

Butch Newman, in his 23rd as head coach of the Tigers, expressed high praise for his assistant.

“Russell McMindes has been the men’s assistant coach at Trinity University for seven years,” coach Newman said. “Each year, he brings more enthusiasm, more commitment and more experience to the players that he so excitedly imparts.”

Coach McMindes earned the Bachelor of Science in engineering science from Trinity in 2002. He was a three-year letter winner for the Tigers, and was a member of Trinity’s 2000 NCAA Division III Championship team.  The Clemens High School (Schertz, Texas) graduate was the valedictorian of his class in 1997. Coach McMindes has also been a teaching professional at the San Antonio Country Club.

The Tigers completed the dual-match season with a 13-8 record, and are ranked No. 15 in the nation by the ITA. First-year player Max Frey will represent Trinity at the NCAA Championships singles tournament May 22-24 at Claremont, Calif. Sophomores Bobby Cocanougher and Cory Kowal will compete in the NCAA doubles event.


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