Aug. 26, 2002
Providence, Rhode Island - Jay Harris, the head men's tennis coach at Bowling Green State University since 1996, has been named the head men's tennis coach at Brown University.
Harris led Bowling Green to the Mid-American Conference Championship in 2000, winning the Conference championship for the first time in 36 years. Last year's tem captured the Conference championship once again and Harris was named the Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year.
In six years as head coach at Bowling Green, Harris coached 16 All-Conference selections, one Conference Player of the Year, and one Conference Newcomer of the Year. His 1997-1988 team was one of only 17 men's tennis programs in the nation to earn Academic All-American Team honors. Last year's Conference championship team posted a 19-11 record and a Top 75 ITA national ranking.
A 1993 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Harris was a first team All-Great Midwest Conference selection in 1992 and 1993. He also earned Great Midwest Conference All-Academic honors as a junior and senior. Harris went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Sports Studies at Miami (OH) University in 1996.
Prior to coming to Bowling Green, Harris was an assistant coach for the Miami (OH) University women's tennis team for two years, from 1995-1996, winning the Mid-American Conference Championship in 1996.
Harris has also worked as a tennis instructor at College Tennis Academy in Tampa, FL; the Saddlebrook Tennis Resort in Tampa, Fla.; the Anderson Hills Tennis Club, in Cincinnati, OH; Courtyard Racquet Club in Cincinnati, OH; the Kentwood Country Club in Cincinnati; and the Lakewood racquet Club in Lexington, OH.