CLU’s Mike Gennette Named UPSTA College Coach of the Year

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - With his Kingsmen tennis team finalizing their preparations for this weekend's Indoor Championships, Cal Lutheran men's tennis head coach Mike Gennette was also named 2010 California College Coach of the year by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA).

Open to coaches from all divisions, this annual award was presented to Gennette during the USPTA's California Convention which recently took place at the Manhattan Country Club.  The USPTA is the world’s largest and oldest association of tennis-teaching professionals and strives to raise the standards of the tennis profession while promoting participation and lifetime enthusiasm for tennis.
 
Gennette now joins an exclusive list of names, following Southern California head coach Pete Smith who was the previous recipient of the award.
 
In addition to responsibilities attached to coaching and operating the men's tennis program at Cal Lutheran, Gennette also serves as the Regional Vice President for USPTA California.
 
Also involved with the USPTA as a board member for the last six seasons, Gennette takes full advantage of the opportunity to organize and/or present various seminars to his professional peers at the annual high school tennis coaches convention.
 
With the 2011 season now underway, Gennette's attention will now shift to his Cal Lutheran tennis team. Recognized as one of the top programs in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and the NCAA, the Conejo Valley-native is now preparing for his upcoming trip to Fredericksburg, Virginia as one of a number of schools participating in the ITA Indoor Championships.
 
Seven of the top 10 teams in the nation are scheduled to compete in this nationally-renowned tournament.