Simon Earnshaw Named ITA DII Women's Tennis National Coach of the Year
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Armstrong Atlantic State University head tennis coach Simon Earnshaw has been named the DII Women's Tennis National Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) on Tuesday evening.
Leading a young squad with only one senior to an undefeated record and a spot in the NCAA Championship Round of 16, Earnshaw was named conference coach of the year for the sixth consecutive season. His squad took home the Peach Belt Conference title for the ninth time in a row earlier this season and is currently ranked third in the Campbell/ITA Division II Women’s Team Rankings.
This is the fourth career ITA National Coach of the Year award for Earnshaw as he was also the recipient of the women's tennis honor in 2004, 2006 and 2009.
Earnshaw was also the ITA Southeast Region Coach of the Year in 2012 as a pair of his players also took home regional honors. Senior Kathleen Henry was the Southeast Region ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. Award for Sportsmanship and Leadership winner, while freshman Clara Perez was the Southeast Region Rookie of the Year award winner.
Click here for the complete ITA DII National Award Winners release.
The No. 3-ranked Pirates open up action at the NCAA DII Tennis Championships on Wednesday, taking on Drury at 11:00 a.m. at the Top Gun Tennis Academy in Louisville, Ky.