Hebert named coach of the year, tennis players honored

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 8, 2000

TROY, Ala. – Chad Hebert, head tennis coach for Troy State, has recently been chosen as the United States Professional Tennis Associations College Coach of the Year.

Hebert will be honored Sunday at the Richland Country Club in Nashville, Tenn. Renowned tennis coach Vic Braden will be presenting the award at the ceremony.

Hebert had an exceptional year during his third season as the head tennis coach for the Trojans, leading the mens squad to its first nationally ranked top 20 doubles team and the womens squad to an 18-6 finish, which is a Troy State record.

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Hebert came to Troy State after serving as an assistant coach at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He is a 1994 graduate of Lambuth University.

Troy State had three tennis players along with the entire women’s tennis team named to the Scholar-Athlete All-America team by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

The women’s team compiled a 3.27 grade point average this past year, on their way to the best record in school history, going 18-6. Troy State was one of a select number schools to receive this honor.

Misty Riley, a senior majoring in accounting, was the only member of the team named to the All-America team. Riley, the team captain, finished the season with a 13-9 singles record.

For the men’s team, Jody Kane and Shannon Nettle were named to the All-American squad. Kane, a junior majoring in finance and holds the school record for wins in a season with 17, finished this past year with a 6-6 singles record and a 10-6 record in doubles play. Nettle, a senior majoring in accounting, was the team’s captain this past year, helping lead the Trojans to a 14-10 record. He was 18-4 in singles play at the No. 2 position and 20-3 in doubles play, finishing the season with partner Willy Campos ranked No. 47 nationally.