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.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.