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Collin College Tennis Coach Named NJCAA Division I Coach Of The Year

June 21, 2010 – After leading the Collin College men’s tennis team to its first National Junior College Athletic Association Division I national championship in May, Cougars coach Marty Berryman was named NJCAA Coach of the Year.

“This was a special year as it reminded me of the first time we won a national championship. But the team deserves the credit for my award. They played and fought hard all season,” Berryman, elected to the men’s and women’s NJCAA Tennis Hall of Fame in 2001, said. “My success would also not be possible if not for Collin College, which is a great academic institution that has great community support.”

Prior to this year’s coach of the year award, Berryman – who has coached the Collin College men’s and women’s tennis teams to a combined nine national titles – had received Coach of the Year honors eight times at the Division II level. 

“I know this sounds cliché but it [last season] wasn't always about the wins,” Berryman, who started Collin College’s tennis program in 1989, said. “It was also about growing and learning as a team. That’s what made this season extra special … the quality of guys I had the opportunity to coach and spend time with.”

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