Release: August 25, 2010
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McGovern named Binghamton women's tennis head coach
men's tennis assistant has been a teaching professional since
VESTAL, N.Y.-- The Binghamton
athletic department has announced the hiring of Libby McGovern
as its new women's tennis head coach. She replaces Mike Stevens,
who was named to a similar position at Cornell earlier in the
McGovern brings significant experience as both a teaching professional
and assistant college coach. Since 2002, she has worked at the
Binghamton Tennis Center teaching both private and group lessons.
In addition, McGovern has acted as the junior tournament director
as well the director of the junior competitive tennis program
and junior summer camps.
On the college level, McGovern was the assistant coach for the
Binghamton men's tennis team from 2003-06. During that time,
the Bearcats won back-to-back America East Conference titles
in 2004 and 2005.
Were pleased to announce Libby McGovern as our new
head womens tennis coach," Interim Athletic Director
Norris said. "Libby is a former member of our mens
tennis coaching staff and is very familiar with our situation
here at Binghamton. Additionally, Libby was a model Division
I student athlete in all regards during her collegiate years
and has served as a teaching professional locally for the past
eight years. The search committee was extremely impressed with
Libbys credentials and her enthusiasm for the position.
We think she will be an outstanding teacher/coach and a great
addition to our department.
A 2001 graduate of Ball State University, McGovern was a second-team
All-MAC conference selection three times and was named to the
conference's all-academic team her final three years with the
"I want to thank the Binghamton administration for giving
me this opportunity," McGovern said. "I am very excited
to lead the Women's Tennis program at Binghamton University.
This year, we have a great team coming back with a lot of experience.
Overall, the program has had a lot of success in the last 9
years and I am looking forward to helping the student-athletes
on the team hopefully add to these achievements.
Binghamton University-- Libby McGovern named head women's tennis