Southwestern College graduate Randy Smith has been named men’s and women’s tennis coach at Southwestern.
“We feel fortunate and excited about having such a quality individual to lead our tennis program into the future,” says athletic director Dave Denly. “With his experience and background in tennis, I feel very confident that we can continue the success that has been established over the years at Southwestern.”
Smith was the KCAC tennis champion at #2 singles and #1 doubles in 1985 while at Southwestern. He graduated that year with a bachelor of arts degree in biology. Following his graduation, he became the head coach for the Friends University tennis team, operated a tennis program for 300-500 juniors each summer, and received the United States Tennis Association facility of the year award in 1989 while operating the Ralph Wulz Riverside Tennis Center in Wichita.
“Following in the footsteps of John Paulin is exciting,” Smith says. “My goals are to build upon the program that is already in place. Coach Paulin has had so much success I just want to continue what he has built.”
Smith and his wife, René, live in Winfield with their two daughters, Kelsey and Ashley. Smith will continue to teach sixth grade science at the Winfield Intermediate School.