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French named interim tennis coach at McDaniel

Steve French  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Steve French 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Steve French has been named McDaniel College's interim head men's and women's tennis coach, announced by Director of Athletics Paul Moyer on Friday.

A 2012 graduate of McDaniel, French has spent the fall as an assistant on the Green Terror staff and takes over as the interim head coach after Brian Kastner announced his resignation to take the head coaching job at Hollins.

"We wanted to keep continuity within the program during this transition," Moyer said. "Steve has been a associated with the program as a player and coach and someone who can lead the tennis program through the transition."

French has spent the last three and a half years working at West Winds Tennis and Fitness Center. He has served as one of the head counselors at West Winds Summer Sports Camp.

He also assists with the Quikstart tennis junior program.

A New Windsor, Md., native, French graduated in May with a degree in exercise science and is currently working towards his masters in physical education at the College.

In three seasons as a player, French, who captained the squad as a senior, accumulated 13 wins in singles play that included time spent playing No. 1 in the highly competitive Centennial Conference.

He also added 11 doubles wins during his time on the court.

French started his collegiate career at Frostburg, earning second-team all-conference honors in doubles play, where he was second at the conference tournament.

As a senior at Francis Scott Key High School, French was 16-0 in doubles play, winning the county championship.