February 17, 2011
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
Seven of the top 10 teams in the nation are scheduled to
compete in this nationally-renowned tournament.