Schwarz Named Coach Of The Year

May 5, 2004

5/5/04 - Men's Tennis head coach Dave Schwarz has been named the ITA Northeast Regional Coach of the Year. The four-year head coach has the Panthers in the NCAA quarterfinals for the second consecutive year after leading the team to its first NESCAC Championship in school history. Middlebury is making its third NCAA Tournament appearance overall behind the two-time NESCAC Coach of the Year. He has earned an overall match record of 48-16 in his four season at the helm of the men's tennis program.

Schwarz came to Middlebury from Cornell, where he was the assistant men's tennis coach and Director of the Reis Tennis Center on campus. Following his final season at Cornell, Schwarz was named the Division I Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year. Prior to that, he served as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's tennis programs at Cornell for two seasons.

Schwarz is a 1989 graduate of Cornell, where he played four years of varsity tennis. He received his master's degree from Cortland State in 1995 and then worked as an assistant men's and women's tennis coach at Ithaca College from 1995-1997.

He has continued to be an active player, earning singles and doubles championship honors in Tompkins County, New York on five different occasions. He was also named the Southern Tier Player of the Year in 1999. A USTA member, Schwarz has been the victor of several men's open tournaments throughout New York and Vermont.