Sept. 19, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. – With the fall tournament season just days away, Army men’s tennis and 12th-year head coach Jim Poling announced the promotion of Randy Rowley from assistant coach to associate head coach on Thursday. Rowley is entering his fifth season with the program, which has averaged 15 dual wins per year during his tenure.
“It truly is an honor,” said Rowley. “I love being here and thoroughly enjoy the group of guys I get to work with. Between the players and support staff, from Coach Poling to Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan to our sport supervisor and Deputy Athletic Director Jonathan Evans, I am very lucky to be surrounded by such great people. West Point is an amazing place and it’s somewhere I want to be for a very long time. I am incredibly appreciative of the opportunity and look forward to helping Army men’s tennis continue on a path of success.”
The Black Knights have gone 21-3 in Patriot League play since Rowley joined the staff prior to the 2009-10 season, to include two undefeated campaigns and an NCAA Championship berth (2011). Rowley has helped mentor 12 All-Patriot League Players, one Rookie of the Year and the conference’s first back-to-back winner of Player of the Year in Asika Isoh.
“We’re excited for Coach Rowley,” said Poling. “He does a great job and has an incredible amount of experience. He’s a great fit for West Point; the guys and I really respect him and all he’s brought to the program. He truly deserves this opportunity.”
Army opens its fall tournament season this weekend at the Saint Joseph’s Invitational and the Yale Invite. Dual season is scheduled to begin Feb. 1, when the reigning Patriot League regular-season champion Black Knights host Monmouth in the first of eight consecutive home matches.