The search for a new Michigan men’s tennis coach was quick and painless. In fact, there wasn’t much of a search at all.
Nine days after it was announced that Adam Steinberg would resign as the head coach to take the same position at Arizona State, he notified the Sun Devils’ athletic department that he would no longer be taking the job, and was reunited once again with the Wolverines.
Steinberg will enter his third season at the helm, and has collected a 28-25 record in his previous two seasons. His first year coaching the Wolverines, the team finished with their worst record in program history, 7-17. But Steinberg’s unique coaching tactics came to fruition quickly: Michigan finished last season 21-8, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Regionals.
Returning a number of last years starters, alongside the addition of a top-30 recruiting class, the Wolverines look to improve on their already impressive 14-win turnaround. And if last season is any indication of how much a team can improve in one season, then exceeding 21 wins is a definite possibility.
“I look forward to being at the University of Michigan for many years to come and to build upon what we have established the last two years,” Steinberg said in a statement.