May 30, 2006
Malibu, Calif. - Pepperdine men's tennis head coach Adam Steinberg was named the Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Coach of the Year for NCAA Division I men's tennis, it was announced Tuesday morning.
Steinberg, who holds a 96-25 record after four years with the Waves, led Pepperdine to its first NCAA Championship last week. Pepperdine beat Georgia 4-2 last Tuesday to capture the title in Stanford, Calif. Steinberg guided the Waves to a 36-2 record this season. After spending 11 consecutive weeks at No. 2 behind Georgia, Pepperdine finished No. 1 in the Fila Collegiate Tennis Rankings, marking the Waves' first No. 1 ranking since 1986.
The New York native is the first Wave coach to receive the Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year honors. He will be officially honored by Wilson and the ITA this December during the ITA Coaches Convention at Doral Resort in Miami.