Kansas State Names New Assistant Coach
June 27, 2001
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State head women's tennis coach Steve Bietau announced today the addition of Andres Gonzalez to the Wildcat coaching staff. Gonzalez will help in the development of all phases of the program with emphasis on recruiting and on-court skill instruction.
He comes to K-State after finishing a successful collegiate career at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Va.
"Andres has had a successful playing career and he was a strong leader in his program," Bietau said. "He is a strong person and I think he will be a tremendous addition to our program."
Gonzalez joins the staff after playing four years for the Cobras, where he helped them to the Region XII Tournament title and the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Championship as both a player and student assistant coach. He was named both the Region XII and AAC Player of the Year and was ranked as high as No. 28 in singles and No.14 in doubles. The Venezuelan native also was named Tennessee-Virginia Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 1999 and 2000.
Gonzalez takes the slot vacated by the resignation of assistant Dinah Watson, who left K-State after finishing her master's degree. His duties begin immediately.