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Courtesy: WMU

Morin Named USPTA Midwest Coach of the Year

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 02/18/2013
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TROY, Mich. -The United States Professional Tennis Association honored several of its top teachers, coaches, players and volunteers during the awards luncheon at the USPTA Midwest Division Conference on Tennis, with Western Michigan head men's tennis coach Dave Morin honored as the 2012 College Coach of the Year award recipient.

Morin led the Broncos to their ninth Mid-American Conference Tournament title and ninth NCAA Tournament bid in 2012, guiding them to a 17-12 record and their 16th overall MAC championship in his tenure. A 2012 inductee into the Western Michigan Athletics Hall of Fame, Morin was named the MAC Coach of the Year in 2012, the ninth time in his storied career he earned the honor from the conference and the eighth time since becoming the Broncos' head coach in 1996.

Morin has made the Broncos the gold standard in the MAC over the course of 16 seasons, leading the team to 16 total MAC championships and nine NCAA Tournament appearances. Morin’s tenure has been highlighted by seven regular season MAC championships (1999, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011) and nine MAC Tournament championships that led to NCAA Tournament appearances in 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012. En route to those accomplishments, the Broncos have encountered the type of individual and team success often associated with Western Michigan’s proud tradition.

USPTA, the world's oldest and largest association of tennis-teaching professionals, has more than 11.000 members, including 1.500 internationally. Founded in 1927, the nonprofit association strives to raise the standards of the teaching profession while promoting greater awareness of the sport. USPTA offers more than 30 professional benefits, including certification and extensive educational opportunities.