Mike Stevens, the Carl H. Meinig ’31 Head Coach of Women’s Tennis, announced on Wednesday that Zane Smith had been named as the assistant coach for the 2012-13 season.
Smith comes to the Red directly from Ball State University, where he graduated in May with a degree in Business Administration. Originally an Indiana native, Smith made a name for himself on the men’s tennis courts. He began his collegiate career as a walk-on to the team and finished at the top of the pack, sharing time at the No. 1 singles position.
Smith helped the Cardinals claim a Mid-American Conference regular-season title, as well as a tournament title, during his time at Ball State. He also posted a career singles record of 31-24 and career doubles record of 48-36. Smith also earned recognition by being named a Milwaukee Tennis Classic Sportsmanship Award winner, Mid-American Conference champion and member of the Athletic Academic Honor Roll.