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Change in Tennis Programs Announced

Change in Tennis Programs Announced

WINCHESTER, Va. - Shenandoah University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Bridget Lyons, Ph.D, announced Monday a change in the leadership status of the men's and women's tennis programs.

Lyons and head coach Larry Hubbard, who has led the two programs since the fall of 2010, have mutually agreed that Hubbard will depart as the leader of the two programs at the end of this month.

Hubbard shepherded both programs' move into the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in 2012, and led them to a combined 100-wins in his nine-year tenure.

The long-time coach guided his programs into the ODAC Tournament on five occasions, the last with the men in 2018.

His women's programs had a pair of double-digit win seasons, most recently in 2014-15 when the squad finished 12-6.

"I have enjoyed my time here at Shenandoah over the past nine years in developing tennis at all levels," Hubbard said. "I also value the personal and professional levels I have developed and the friendships formed.

"It has been an honor to participate in the growth and development of my student-athletes. They have grown not just as tennis players, but more importantly as citizens that understand the importance of giving back to the community."

In addition to his time at Shenandoah, Hubbard has coached tennis at a pair of Division I schools, Liberty University and UNC-Asheville, and was the head men's lacrosse coach at the University of Lynchburg (then Lynchburg College) in the 1980s.

"I would like to thank Larry for his contributions over the past nine years," Dr. Lyons said. "He has always been willing to help out the department with our outreach activities and we very much appreciate his leadership in that area.

"We wish him well in the next chapter of his life."