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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Kinnear Leaves Illinois; Other College Coaching News


Kent Kinnear, who has been Brad Dancer's assistant at the University of Illinois for the past two seasons, will be leaving his position there to take a coaching job with the USTA's High Performance division. He is expected to take on the 1994 birth year boys, who are currently among several birth years being coached by Jay Berger, a teammate of Kinnear's at Clemson in the mid-80s. Berger will continue as a USTA coach; Kinnear is filling a vacancy created when Francisco Montana left his position a few months ago.

The University of Indiana filled its men's head coaching position by promoting assistant Randy Bloemendaal. The details are here. Other prominent programs with vacancies include Mississippi State, with the resignation of Sylvain Guichard as men's coach and Cal-Berkeley, where women's coach Jan Brogan is retiring after an impressive 29-year career at the school.

The search for a replacement for Timon Corwin at Kalamazoo College is continuing. The job posting can be viewed here.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

What happened to Francisco Montana? I thought he was coaching Donald Young.

Colette Lewis said...

That didn't work out, but I don't know how much of a factor it was in Montana's departure.

Anonymous said...

Colette,
Who will be the new TD for the Zoo?
I know Timon will be the TD this year.
I sent this request to the wrong article.
Sorry for the mistake.

Colette Lewis said...

See my response under your initial comment.

Brent said...

Colette, any rumors on Tim's replacement at K College?

Austin said...

Miss State has really fallen off since Andy Jackson left to go to Florida in 2002. They should hire Chris Woodruff or bring back former #1 Marco Baron to re-energize that program.