POULTNEY, Vt. – Green Mountain College Athletic Director Keith Bosley has announced that current men's head tennis coach Ted Panasci will expand his duties and become the women's head tennis coach for the recently reinstated program.
"Ted is an excellent choice to head our newly added women's tennis program," said Bosley. "He is a terrific teacher of the game with a very patient approach which fits perfectly in a new program trying to establish itself."
Panasci just completed his fourth year with the men's program after joining Green Mountain in 2011 and has compiled a 9-35 record. During his time he has made inroads to strengthen the program increasing its win total the last three-straight seasons. Under Coach Panasci's watchful eye, Green Mountain produced its only North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Athlete of the Week in the spring of 2012 and GMC's first NAC Rookie of the Year in 2013, then continued the development of players in 2014 as the team earned three NAC All-Conference selections.
Before Green Mountain, Panasci served as the assistant coach at The Sage Colleges for both the men's and women's tennis teams where he was involved in developing practice plans, providing movement analytics to athletes, and recruiting and retaining student-athletes.
Coach Panasci is familiar with the NAC having played for Castleton State College where he captured three consecutive NAC Championships ('06-09), was named the team's most valuable player during the 2007 season and served as team captain in his senior season.
"Being asked to coach the women's program at Green Mountain is an honor," related Panasci. "I am excited to reinitiate the program and look forward to competing this fall."