Head Tennis Coach Randal Namanny Awarded Texas Tennis Coach of the Year


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Coach Randal Namanny receiving his award. Namanny was awarded Texas Tennis Coach of the Year.

Charlotte McConathy, Managing Editor

Head varsity tennis coach Randal Namanny received the Texas Tennis Coach of the Year award from the Texas Tennis Coaches Association Nov. 30. He attended a ceremony last week and gave an acceptance speech.

“I am very honored and humbled to have received this award,” Namanny said. “It is definitely a highlight in my coaching career. There are a lot of great coaches across the state and for me to be recognized as one of the best is pretty cool.”

Each region across the state has a coach that is recognized as a top coach. Top coaches usually have a good work ethic, have been successful, and uphold high standards for their players, program, and themselves. After four coaches have been selected, there is a committee that votes for one coach to represent the entire state.

“It says so much for the program that we have, players, assistant coaches, parents, school and community,” Namanny said. “This is not something that I deserve credit for alone, it takes so many people to make a great program. It is nice to know that the hard work that we put in every day is recognized.”

At the ceremony, Namanny, along with 600 others attending, received awards and gave speeches. He also had the opportunity to meet Brad Gilbert, a famous tennis player and coach.

“I am very humbled to receive this award, however, there is a lot of credit that should be given to so many people for this success,” Namanny said. “I’m excited for the rest of my career here at LHS and I can not wait to see what my future holds.”