The Muhlenberg College men’s and women’s tennis teams are now playing under interim head coach Angela Jones, effective since sometime this spring semester.
Jones brings a wealth of tennis knowledge and skill to the temporary position, including playing college tennis herself for a Division I program out of St. Peter’s College.
Jones not only founded and serves as head coach of her own 10-and-under tennis program, but was also the competitive player development manager and early childhood development tennis camp director at Centercourt Athletic Club, where she led one of the most successful 10-and-under programs in the country, according the the athletic website.
Jones took over as head coach for Bruce Levine. Levine was named head coach of both the men’s and women’s tennis programs in the 2016-17 season after former men’s coach Jeff Schmitt and former women’s coach Linda Andrews retired from Muhlenberg.
Levine was at Muhlenberg for less than two seasons before his exit. While it is unclear what prompted the head coach’s departure, no announcement about either Levine leaving Muhlenberg or Jones’ hiring were made publicly — unlike with the departure or introduction of other members of the coaching staff.
The Muhlenberg Weekly requested comment from both the men’s and women’s tennis teams; members from both teams declined to comment.
In an official statement to The Weekly, Corey Goff, the Director of Athletics, said, “Coach Levine resigned.”
It is unclear as of now whether or not Jones will remain the head coach for next season or if there is an ongoing search for a permanent head coach.