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XU's Green selected NAIA Region IV Coach of the Year

May 18, 2012

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Alan Green has been chosen Wilson Coach of the Year in NAIA Region IV men's tennis by the Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Association.
     It's the first regional coaching award for Green, a New Orleans native who has bachelor's and master's degrees from Xavier.
     Green's Gold Rush were 18-8 this year and set a school record for victories in a season. The XU men earned their highest ever ranking (No. 7) in the national poll, won a conference/group championship for a school-record seventh straight season and, for the first time since 1973, became the first XU team in any sport to reach the quarterfinals of an NAIA National Championship. The Gold Rush had 10 victories against ranked NAIA opponents, including a school-record four against the top 10, and three victories against NCAA Division I.
     Region IV comprises nine southern states. The other regional coaching recipients were Oklahoma Christian's Kris Miller, Spring Arbor's Terry Darling and
     Alan Green

Alan Green

Fresno Pacific's Neil Castro. Miller was selected national coach of the year for the fifth time.
     All five of Xavier's head coaches won at least one coach-of-the-year award on the conference, state or regional level in 2011-12.


 

 
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