Brogan Selected Coach of the Year for Northwest Region
May 30, 2007
BERKELEY - Jan Brogan, the head coach of the fifth-ranked California women's tennis team, was named the Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year for the northwest region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Senior Zsuzsanna Fodor also won the ITA Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship for the northwest region.
The Arthur Ashe award goes to a player who has exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements. Fodor is the sixth Golden Bear to earn this honor. Anita Kurimay was the last Cal player to receive the award in 2001. Veena Prabhakar won the award nationally in 1993.
Recently, Fodor was selected to the All-Pac-10 first team and won the Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year award with Susie Babos. Fodor is currently ranked No. 12 in the ITA singles rankings and fifth in doubles with Babos. Fodor, the 2006 Pac-10 singles champion, recorded an overall singles record of 34-15 for the 2006-07 season.
This is the fourth year Brogan has won the regional coach of the year honors (1988, 1991, 1993). In 1990, she won the ITA National Coach of the Year award. Brogan recently guided the Bears to their 26th NCAA appearance. Cal reached the semifinals for the sixth time in the history of the program and finished in the Top 10 for the 19th time since 1982. Brogan has compiled an all-time record of 541-220 (.711) in her 29 years as the head coach of the Bears.