Nguyen-Church Accepts Operations Position

San Jose, Calif.-----After coaching the San Jose State University women's tennis team for 19 seasons, head coach Anh-Dao Nguyen-Church resigned her position to become the department's Director of Operations for Olympic Sports. San Jose State Athletics Director Tom Bowen made the announcement.

            In her new role, Nguyen-Church will provide assistance and support to a number of San Jose State athletics programs.

            "San Jose State University has given me many fantastic opportunities, experiences, and memories. After nearly 30 years representing the Spartans as a student-athlete, in fund-raising and as a head coach, I'm thrilled to help the athletics department in this new capacity," said Nguyen-Church. "My thanks to athletics director Tom Bowen and senior associate athletics directors Marie Tuite and John Poch for offering me the opportunity to continue my career in college athletics."

            Nguyen-Church completed the 2011 season directing the Spartans to an 8-13 record in dual matches and a tie for fifth place at the Western Athletic Conference Championship. Her overall win-loss coaching record for 19 seasons at San Jose State is 180-255 (.414).

            During her tenure, the Spartans earned five singles and two doubles second-team All-WAC awards. Nguyen-Church accepted the San Jose State coaching position in 1992 after coaching the Santa Clara University women's tennis team for three seasons.

            "I'm pleased Anh-Dao accepted this opportunity to begin her administrative career in intercollegiate athletics. She is well-liked by the coaches she will be serving in her new capacity," says Bowen.

            Bowen announced a national search is underway for the university's next women's tennis head coach.