Former Green Terror athlete promoted to head coach
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Brian Kastner has been named McDaniel College's head men's and women's tennis coach, announced by Director of Athletics Jamie Smith on Friday.
A 2007 graduate of McDaniel, Kastner spent the last two seasons as assistant on the Green Terror staff and has now been promoted to head coach, effective immediately.
"We look forward to Brian taking over the tennis program," Smith said. "He represented the program and institution at a high level as a student-athlete and I know he will elevate our program to that same high level."
A Frederick, Md., native, Kastner was raised in Seattle, Wash., before returning east to play tennis for the Green Terror.
During his tenure as a student-athlete, Kastner accumulated 25 wins at singles and 26 wins in doubles competition during his four years – three of which were spent playing in the No. 1 slot.
During his time as an assistant with the program, he attended the University of Baltimore, where he graduated in the spring with a law degree.
Kastner previously spent time coaching at Arbor Heights Country Club in West Seattle and Sand Point Country Club in Seattle. He was an assistant at Arbor Heights in 2004 and served as the head of the junior program at Sand Point in 2005 and 2006.
Prior to his first arrival on the Hill, he attended high school at The Bush School, where he helped guide the team to a pair of state titles and he was part of a doubles team that finished third in the state.
Kastner is currently working on his master's degree in Library and Information Science at Drexel.
Kastner earned his Bachelor of Arts in English and political science while an undergraduate at McDaniel.