Release: August 5, 2010
Contact: David O'Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Stevens named head women's tennis coach at Cornell
seven seasons at BU, he was the America East Coach of the Year
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Head women's
tennis coach Mike Stevens, who has been at the helm of the Binghamton
program since 2003, has accepted the head coaching position at
Cornell. He departs the Bearcats after a stellar seven-year run
which saw much success both on and off the court.
Under Stevens' guidance, Binghamton went 91-39 in dual matches
and advanced to the America East finals five times (2005, 2006,
2008, 2009, 2010). He was named the America East Coach of the
Year four times (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010) and coached the 2005
and 2007 America East Player of the Year as well as the 2006
and 2008 America East Rookie of the Year.
"I want to thank Binghamton, and especially thank (current
Interim Athletic Director) Jim Norris for all of the support
over the past seven years," Stevens said. "It was an
honor to coach all of the student-athletes and I wish Binghamton
all the best in the future."
This past season, Binghamton was ranked as high as No. 68 in
the ITA National Poll during the 2009-10 season and finished
the year ranked No. 9 in the ITA Northeast Region. The Bearcats
also had their first-ever Division I nationally-ranked singles
and doubles players during the year.
In terms of classroom success,
Stevens coached the 2006 America East Scholar-Athlete of the
Year. In addition, the 2008-09 team attained a combined GPA of
3.47 during that spring semester. Furthermore, Binghamton has
attained at least a 3.0 in nine of the last 10 semesters.
We are very appreciative of the job Mike Stevens did for
us during his tenure at Binghamton," Norris said. "Mike
maximized his resources, built a highly competitive program that
always represented us in stellar fashion and had a positive and
lasting impression on the young people he coached. We wish Mike
the best in his new position.
A national search will begin immediately for Stevens' successor.