Dec. 14, 2006
Malibu, Calif. - Pepperdine menâ?TMs tennis head coach Adam Steinberg will be honored this weekend at the ITA Coaches Convention in Miami, Fla. after receiving the Division I Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year honor in May. Steinberg, who holds a 96-25 record after four years with the Waves, led Pepperdine to its first menâ?TMs tennis NCAA Championship when it upset Georgia, 4-2, in the title match.
The four-day convention will be highlighted by some of the most influential people in the sport of tennis. Among this year's clinicians are renowned sports psychologist Dr. Jim Loehr, ESPN tennis analyst Cliff Drysdale, tennis legend Stan Smith and legendary coaches Nick Bollettieri and Dennis Van der Meer.
In addition to the membership and awards banquet on Friday honoring the 2006 Wilson/ITA National Coaches of the Year and the USTA/ITA National Community Service and Campus Recreation Award winners, attendees will also have a chance to participate in clinics, panel discussions and a trade show.
Steinberg, a New York native, is the first Pepperdine coach to receive the Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year honors.