SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State's Kevin Kurtz was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Northwest Region Men's Tennis Assistant Coach of the Year today.
Kurtz recently completed his eighth season as an assistant with the Hornet men's tennis program. During his tenure, the Sacramento native has helped coach the Hornets to a 125-84 overall record, a 59-4 mark in the Big Sky Conference, six NCAA Tournament appearances (2007, 2009-13), six conference tournament crowns (2007, 2009-13) and six Big Sky regular season championships (2007-11, 2013).
In addition, the Hornets have received a combined 31 all-conference selections during his eight seasons, including 20 first team selections and six MVP awards.
Kurtz has his finger prints an array of duties for the men's tennis program, including recruiting, on-court coaching, scheduling, travel, budget and equipment. In addition, he serves as the liaison between the team and other athletics department staff.
Despite using a singles lineup that consisted of at least five underclassmen in every match this season, Sacramento State qualified for the NCAA Tournament after winning the Big Sky Tournament crown. The program also won the league's regular season title, had five players named all-league (including conference MVP Marek Marksoo), and finished with a 17-13 overall record and 9-1 mark in the Big Sky.
No stranger to Sacramento tennis, the 20-year coaching veteran also had local coaching stops at American River College, Jesuit High School and Loretto High School. He was named The Sacramento Bee High School Coach of the Year in 2004 after leading Loretto HS to the first boys tennis section championship in school history.
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July 3, 2013 HORNETS EARN 29 SPRING BIG SKY All-ACADEMIC HONORS
April 7, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS CONCLUDES ROAD TRIP WITH 4-3 LOSS AT IDAHO
April 2, 2013 RAM NAMED BIG SKY MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
April 1, 2013 MEN'S TENNIS WINS FIFTH STRAIGHT, DEFEATS MONTANA, 6-1
March 30, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS PICKS UP A PAIR OF CONFERENCE WINS
March 24, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS POSTS 4-3 COMEBACK WIN AT LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
March 23, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS WINS AT UC RIVERSIDE, 6-1
March 17, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS SPLITS A PAIR OF CONFERENCE MATCHES ON THE ROAD
March 12, 2013 MARKSOO NAMED BIG SKY TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK....AGAIN
March 12, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS CRUSHES PREVIOUSLY UNBEATEN MONTANA STATE
March 7, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS BATTLES #24 CAL, BUT FALLS IN THE END, 5-2
March 1, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS FALLS TO PACIFIC, 5-2
February 26, 2013 MARKSOO EARNS FOURTH CAREER BIG SKY TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD
February 23, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS ERASES 3-1 DEFICIT TO DEFEAT UC DAVIS
February 16, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS FALLS AT NATIONALLY RANKED SANTA CLARA, 5-2
February 10, 2013 CLOSE MATCH GOES AGAINST MEN'S TENNIS AT USF
January 22, 2013 MARKSOO OPENS TENNIS SEASON WITH BIG SKY PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
January 20, 2013 MEN'S TENNIS FALLS IN CLOSE CONTEST AT HAWAI'I
January 15, 2013 MEN’S TENNIS FALLS AT #10 STANFORD IN SEASON OPENER
July 19, 2012 MARKSOO AND MALKO EARN ITA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE ACCOLADES