Posted by Matt Sullivan on 1999-05-04

Samford University tennis coach Pat Breen was named the Trans America Athletic Conference Women's Coach-of-the-Year, in voting done by the conference head coaches and released by the conference office on Tuesday.

    Breen, who earned TAAC Women's Coach-of-the-Year honors in 1993, plus two men's Coach-of-the-Year awards, guided the Samford women to a 12-9 record and a second-place finish in the TAAC Tournament last month in DeLand, Fla.

    Samford placed Robert Sproul, a former Briarwood Christian standout, and Bernie Staub on the honorable mention men's team, while senior Danielle Dodds earned a spot on the honorable mention women's team.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.