Jenny Mainz – Head Coach – University of Alabama Women’s Tennis Team
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Jenny Mainz has guided the University of Alabama women’s tennis team to the NCAA tournament in 12 of the past 15 seasons. In 2014, the team won the SEC team championship for the first time in program history, made it to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tourney, also for the first time, and finished that season ranked sixth in the nation. The Crimson Tide reached the round of 16 in 2013 and has reached the second round of the NCAA tourney for five straight seasons.
Mainz was the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Coach of the Year in 2013, the SEC Coach of the Year in 2011, 2012 and 2014 and has been the ITA Southern Region Coach of the Year five times.
During her 19-year tenure at UA, the women’s tennis program has also excelled in academics. Mainz has coached eight Academic All-Americans and seven SEC Scholar Athletes of the Year. She has also stressed community service, with members of the tennis team participating in numerous charitable endeavors every year.
Mainz is a 1991 graduate of the University of Houston, whereshe was a three-year captain of the tennis team and a two-time All-Southwest Conference selection. She was also an Academic All-American for the Cougars.