The Intercollegiate Tennis Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 NAIA Men’s Regional Awards. Every year the ITA recognizes coaches and players for their excellence on the court and in their communities throughout the season. 

The NAIA Playing Awards include: Wilson ITA Coach of the Year, ITA Assistant Coach of the Year, Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship, ITA Rookie of the Year, ITA Most Improved Senior, ITA Senior Player of the Year, and ITA Community Service Award.

The national award winners will be announced next Thursday, June 16th.

ITA Regions

West Regional Award Winners

  • Wilson ITA Coach of the Year: Jim Bodor, San Diego Christian College
  • ITA Assistant Coach of the Year: Megan Brdicka, Arizona Christian University
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Liam Spiers, OUAZ
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Austin Todd, OUAZ
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Chris Papa, San Diego Christian College
  • ITA Community Service Award: Lewis-Clark State College

Central Regional Award Winners

  • Wilson ITA Coach of the Year: Josh Molino, Kansas Wesleyan University
  • ITA Assistant Coach of the Year: Kelsey Brown, Midland University
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Vaclav Schneider, William Woods University
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Nathan Cooke, William Woods University
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Miguel Abete, Midland University
  • ITA Community Service Award: Bethel College, Kansas Wesleyan University

East Regional Award Winners

  • Wilson ITA Coach of the Year: Eddy Shigley, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • ITA Assistant Coach of the Year: Mike Esposito, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Isaac Steiner, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Perry Gregg, Holy Cross
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Francisco Faria, Olivet Nazarene University
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Francisco Faria, Olivet Nazarene University
  • ITA Community Service Award: Judson University
  • ITA Community Service Award Honorable Mention: Cumberland University

South Regional Award Winners

  • Wilson ITA Coach of the Year: Chase Hodges, Georgia Gwinett College
  • ITA Assistant Coach of the Year: Megane Bianco, Keiser University
  • Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Agustin Tamagnone, Georgia Gwinnett
  • ITA Rookie of the Year: Jacobi Bain, Xavier University of Louisiana
  • ITA Most Improved Senior: Agustin Tamagnone, Georgia Gwinnett College
  • ITA Senior Player of the Year: Santiago Perez, Xavier University of Louisiana
  • ITA Community Service Award: Georgia Gwinnett College
  • ITA Community Service Award Honorable Mention: Tennessee Wesleyan

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