Kristen Stubbs Named WSU Assistant Women's Tennis Coach

July 2, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Kristen (Krissy) Stubbs, has been named assistant tennis coach at Washington State University, Cougar Head Coach Lisa Hart announced Friday.

Stubbs comes to the Palouse from Virginia Tech after serving one year as an assistant in Blacksburg. She helped guide the Hokies to a 14-14 record and fourth place finish in the Big East during the 2003-04 season. The Hilton Head, S.C., native earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Virginia Tech. She was hired by Hart as an assistant at her alma mater in July of 2003 and served as interim coach for a month when Hart left Virginia Tech for WSU last August.

Stubbs was a four-year tennis letterwinner at Virginia Tech, including playing for Hart from 2001-03. She was ranked nationally in singles during her senior season and set a school record with 81 career doubles victories.

'I am thrilled to have someone of Krissy's caliber on staff,' Hart said. 'Her playing ability, personality and her instructional and coaching expertise at the college level will be a great asset to our program.'

Hart added, 'Krissy is an excellent recruiter and will help build the tradition of Washington State tennis.'

Stubbs won several awards as a player on the court and in the classroom. Among her accolades were an Atlantic-10 all-conference selection in 2000 and earning the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar Athlete award in 2003. In addition, she won the prestigious ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award in 2003.

'I am excited for the opportunity to work at school such as Washington State and in a conference as prestigious as the Pac-10,' Stubbs said. 'I am looking forward to recruiting top level student-athletes and helping coach Hart build a top notch program.'

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