Lenoir-Rhyne's Brigit Folland has been named the ITA Regional Men's Tennis Assistant Coach of the Year. Folland helped the Bears to the most wins in a single season in program history.
"Brigit has been instrumental in turning around the culture and competitiveness of Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Tennis," said Head Coach Tom Rees. "When she came in two years ago, the guys record was 11-10 and they were unranked and eighth in the SAC. At the conclusion of this season, the guys went 18-5 (8-2 in conference) and tied for second in the conference along with being ranked No. 21 nationally. She has endless energy, tremendous hunger to grow as a coach and cares deeply for her players."
Folland helped LR beat No. 5 Wingate and coached six players to All-Conference selections. Off the court, the Bears completed over 140 hours of community service and had a team GPA of 3.65.
ITA Assistant Coach of the Year
George Frazier; West Liberty University (Atlantic)
Carlos Crisostomo; Harding University (Central)
Fabio Minami; Queens College NY (East)
Bob Jackson; Wayne State University (Midwest)
Jean-Baptiste Mateo; Lynn University (South)
Jacob Carey; Cameron University (South Central)
Brigit Folland; Lenoir-Rhyne University (Southeast)
Kirby Ronning; Azusa Pacific University (West)