Beloit, WI – Donald Metz, a veteran collegiate coach from the stateline area, has been named the new Head Women’s Tennis Coach at Beloit College. The announcement was made by Director of Athletics and Recreation Peggy Carl.
Metz replaces Kara Amundson, who coached the Buccaneers for two seasons.
"I am excited to announce Don's appointment as Beloit’s Head Women’s Tennis Coach,” said Carl. “He brings a wealth of experience to the job, both as a teacher and as a coach. Don has an enthusiasm for coaching, the pursuit of excellence, and love of the game that will continue the tradition of success that generations of women tennis players have experienced at Beloit."
Metz, currently a professor at Rock Valley College in Business as well as an adjunct in Fitness, Wellness and Sport, has 11 years of coaching experience at both Rock Valley College and Rockford University. He served as the head Men’s and Women’s Tennis coach and as an assistant coach for the Women’s Basketball and Women’s Softball teams at Rock Valley and as the head Men’s Tennis coach and an assistant coach for Men’s Basketball at Rockford University. He also has extensive experience in Strength and Conditioning and Sports Promotions.
Metz attended Western Illinois University as a scholarship athlete in both Football and Baseball. He received his Bachelor’s in Broadcast Journalism and a Masters in Business Management from Corllinis University and also attended John Marshall Law School.
"I'm very grateful for this opportunity to work with the Beloit College Women's Tennis Team,” said Metz. “I look forward to expanding my knowledge and experience at Beloit."
The Buccaneers open their 2014 season with four home matches, beginning Friday, August 29, at the Strong Complex Tennis Courts against UW-La Crosse.