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Women’s Tennis gains Monmouth College alumna as coach

September 2, 2011

Kim Wegner

New Head Women’s Tennis Coach, Kim Wegner, is no stranger to the Monmouth College Tennis program.

Wegner, a recent graduate from the class of 2011, had her fair share of success as a Fighting Scot — she was a four year letter winner, and currently holds the record for double wins in a single season.

Before her time as a Scot, Wegner grew up in Dixon, Ill. where she was an outstanding player and always dreamt of becoming a tennis coach.

Wegner hopes to continue the success that she had as an athlete to her career as a coach.

Kim Wegner becomes the 14th Women’s Tennis coach in the programs history, which first took root in 1919. 

The athletic department is also excited to have Wegner on board.

A press release by Dan Nolan states, “We’re happy to be able to add Kim to our ranks after a successful career as a student-athlete at Monmouth,” said director of athletics Roger Haynes. “She knows Monmouth very well and understands what is required to be successful both on the tennis courts and in the classroom.”

As coach, Wegner hopes to build on a tradition to the Women’s Tennis program.

When asked about the attraction to Monmouth for coaching,Wegner responded, “I want to see Monmouth’s tennis program grow and become a powerhouse within the conference.”

This is a goal that Wegner has had ever since she was a player, going on to state that she has put forth all efforts to help the program grow as a player and now as a coach.

For Wegner, the opportunity to coach at Monmouth was a dream come true, as she has always hoped to become a tennis coach.

“I have always wanted to be a tennis coach, and working at Monmouth was just a great opportunity,” stated Wegner.

After having a successful career as both student and athlete, the choice to begin her coaching career at Monmouth College was an easy decision. Wegner expects to carry the success she had as a student with her.

Coach Wegner has some high expectations for her team this upcoming year, in hopes to build the best program possible. Even though Wegner has high expectations for performance she has some additional goals in mind.

Wegner started talking about her goals for the season by saying “I would like to see the girls grow as a team.” She went on to say that this year will take some transitioning for both her and the players, so her initial objective is to develop the team to ensure that there will be future success for both her and her players.

As she begins her career at Monmouth, Coach Wegner has set high expectations of both herself and her players to ensure the success of the program.

Jon Welty
Contributing Writer

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