TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A former player is returning to lead the Washburn University tennis program.
Athletics Director Loren Ferre announced Wednesday that he hired Lance Lysaught for the coaching position. Lysaught spent the past two seasons as head coach at Ottawa University.
Lysaught replaces Dave Alden, who resigned at the end of the season.
"We are excited for Lance to be returning to Washburn," Ferré said. "He has a passion for Washburn tennis having played here and we are sure he will do an outstanding job leading the program."
"I'm very excited to come back to Washburn and have the opportunity to be leading the tennis program and helping it continue to grow," Lysaught said. "This is an exciting opportunity for myself and for my family to have a significant impact both academically and athletically at a cutting-edge University in my hometown of Topeka. I have a passion for tennis and an expectation of excellence for the Washburn University tennis program that extends from my years of playing here at WU. I feel like I am coming home."
Lysaught was a two-time District 10 singles champion in 1989 and 1990 and the doubles champion in 1990 while playing for Washburn.
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