The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (“ITA”) in partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is happy to announce the 16 coaches from around the country who will make up the 2023-24 ITA USTA College Coach Mentorship class.
All of the following coaches have been chosen to pair up with veteran collegiate coaches this upcoming year:
- Joao Almeida, Southwest Baptist University
- Marc Atkinson, Edward Waters University
- Robin Cambier, Marshall University
- Sonia Carlson, Tarleton State University
- Tony D’Angelo, Endicott University
- Alan Dubrovsky, Babson College
- Ezequiel Gils Monzon, University of Alabama
- Sona Hussian, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
This class of mentees will be the largest to date as the ITA USTA College Coach Mentorship Program continues to expand and offer young coaches valuable information that will benefit them throughout their careers. After 12 mentees were accepted into the program in the inaugural year (2020), the program has since grown to accept 15 mentees in 2021 and 2022, while this year 16 mentees were accepted.
Kicking off with a virtual orientation in the coming weeks, these sixteen mentees will be paired them with some of the most experienced and knowledgeable coaches from the collegiate level. In addition to having the opportunity to be paired with these experienced mentors, the 16 mentees will also take part in virtual educational sessions throughout the year which will feature many industry experts.
The 2023-24 College Coach Mentorship Program will culminate with an in-person workshop sometime in the late spring of 2024. Here the mentees will all be able to network with one another and showcase the lessons learned over the year-long program.