Devaney Announces Retirement From Coaching
Athletics - posted on 5/12/2006
Michael Devaney has announced his retirement as head women's tennis coach at Lakeland College.
"It's just time," said Devaney, who is Lakeland's chair of the Natural Sciences Division and professor of mathematics and computer science. He is remaining in both of those positions. "Reverend (David) Lauer and I were the last full-time faculty to be coaches. I think that it is just time for someone else to step in and take over. I will still help out because I can feel I still have something to contribute.
"Tennis practice was my mental exercise. I enjoyed working with the girls and seeing the talented players we had go through their careers here."
Devaney has been the women's tennis coach since 1989 and was the school's most tenured coach with 16 years of coaching experience.
"I appreciate the time and commitment Coach Devaney has given to our women's tennis program," said Athletic Director Jane Bouche. "We hope to find someone to replace Coach Devaney in the near future."
Devaney last led the women's tennis team to a conference championship in 2002, defeating Wisconsin Lutheran College in the Lake Michigan Conference
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