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Former coach Starke, standout Magidoff going into Hall of Fame

Pair will join five others in Induction Ceremony at noon Saturday in Events Center

October 9, 2012


Former coach Starke, standout Magidoff going into Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Release

Starke biography

Magidoff biography

Hall of Fame members

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y.—Former men’s tennis coach Michael Starke (1987-06) and standout Andrew Magidoff ‘95 will join five others as Binghamton University enshrine its 2012 Hall of Fame class at the 17th Annual Induction Ceremony at noon this Saturday in the Events Center. The luncheon and ceremony are part of Homecoming Weekend festivities, which also include Late Nite Madness to kick off the basketball seasons, home games for three of Binghamton’s fall sports programs and several alumni games.

Starke was the mastermind behind the rise of the men’s tennis program and produced dozens of individual and team accolades in his 19 full seasons as head coach. He advanced Binghamton to the NCAA Championship at all three divisional levels, including seven times in his final 11 years. He coached 10 All-Americans and 14 Academic All-Americans and held a dual match winning percentage of 67 percent. Starke was named conference coach of the year six times at all three NCAA levels and was twice honored as the ITA East Region Coach of the Year.

Magidoff’s tenure overlapped with the ascension of the men’s tennis program at the national level. He was a two-time NCAA Division III All-American and three-time NCAA qualifier who was ranked as high as No. 20 in the nation. As a senior, Magidoff led Binghamton to a No. 10 national ranking and first-ever team berth in the NCAA tournament.

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