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Monday, June 13, 2022

Pedroso, Cohen Named Coaches of the Year in ITA National Award Announcement; Granville Leaves Princeton; Jadun to Lead Michigan State; Fogleman Takes LSU's Head Coaching Position; Top Recruits Sign with Virginia, Arizona State and Pepperdine Women

Lots of college news today, with the ITA releasing its National Award winners, after previously announcing the Regional Awards a week ago. 


Wilson Coach of the Year: Andres Pedroso, Virginia

Assistant Coach of the Year: Scott Brown, Virginia

Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Sam Riffice, Florida

Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship: Tim Zeitvogel, Pepperdine

Rookie of the Year: Murphy Cassone, Arizona State

Most Improved Senior: Jack Winkler, Michigan State

Senior Player of the Year: August Holmgren, San Diego

Player of the Year: Ben Shelton, Florida

For more on each of the men's winners, see the ITA article.


Wilson Coach of the Year: Audra Cohen, Oklahoma

Assistant Coach of the Year: Jordan Szabo, Texas A&M

Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship: Ivana Corley, Oklahoma

Cissie Leary Sportsmanship: Mary Lewis, Michigan State

Rookie of the Year: Connie Ma, Stanford

Most Improved Senior: Jaeda Daniel, North Carolina State

Senior Player of the Year: Petra Hule, Florida State

Player of the Year: Peyton Stearns, Texas

For more on each of the women's winners, see the ITA article

Coaching positions have been filling regularly over the past couple of weeks and two more announcements were made today, but I missed the news last week that Laura Granville was leaving after ten years heading the Princeton women's program. A former Top 30 WTA professional, Granville won six Ivy League titles, including the last three (2018, 2019, 2022) seasons played.

After less than a month as the men's assistant at Illinois, Harry Jadun has returned to Michigan State to take over the men's program after the retirement of Gene Orlando. Jadun, 28, served as the assistant to Orlando for the past five seasons and played for the Spartans from 2011-2015.

Taylor Fogelman has been named the women's head coach at LSU. The former North Carolina Tar Heel spent the past five years as the assistant/associate head coach of the women's program at the University of Texas. Prior to joining the Longhorns, Fogelman was an assistant at Tulane and Rice.

With Signing Week no longer confined to certain dates, it's difficult to track all the possible announcements, but three high-profile programs released significant news in the past few days.

Virginia announced the signing of Annabelle Xu of Canada, a recent Roland Garros girls quarterfinalist, Furman graduate transfer Julia Adams and Meggie Navarro, younger sister of Emma.

Arizona State has signed Chelsea Fontenel and Minnesota transfer Rachel Hanford. Fontenel, currently 67 in the ITF junior rankings, had originally signed with Georgia.

Pepperdine has added graduate transfers Carolyn Campana(Wake Forest) and Bunyawi Thamchaiwat(Oklahoma State/San Diego State) and Jenna Defalco. Defalco, currently 590 in the WTA rankings, had enrolled at LSU in 2021, but did not play there.