LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Wyoming women’s tennis assistant coach Maciej Bogusz was named the ITA Mountain Division Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year announced today by the ITA. The National Award Winners will be selected next Tuesday.
Bogusz just completed his third season with the Cowgirls helping them to a 15-6 record during the spring and an undefeated Mountain West record of 5-0. Wyoming went 2-1 at the 2015 MW Tennis Championships defeating the top-seeded Fresno State Bulldogs, 4-3, before falling in the championship match against New Mexico, 4-2.
“Coach Bogusz means everything to me personally and to our program,” head coach Dean Clower said. “Not only does he have one of the best tennis minds I have ever been around but he also understands the importance of community in Laramie and all over the state. Our everyday operation goes directly through our assistant coaches and without the passion and diligence they provide we would not be at the level we are now. When I took over this program four years ago, Coach Bogusz was my first phone call because I knew him as a player and person and felt he is exactly what we needed. This recognition he has received is very well deserved and I couldn’t be happier to have him in our corner.”
In his time at UW, Bogusz has played a large role in regards to recruiting, scouting, practice planning, community outreach and most importantly teaching and motivating student-athletes on and off the courts. Over the past three years, the Cowgirls have posted a 37-26 overall record and 13-5 mark in league action. Four individuals garnered postseason honors in 2015 including seniors Alma Espinosa and Christa Gecheva, sophomore Dorottya Jonas and redshirt freshman Magdalena Stencel who Bogusz recruited.
Besides his duties as an assistant coach, he helps run the UW Indoor Tennis Courts. When he took over there were roughly 115 members and now there are close to 160. He holds clinics for adults and youth throughout the year. Furthermore, he runs over 25 adult tournaments, leagues, one day events, holiday socials and post-match drills.
As the governing body of collegiate tennis, the ITA promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of varsity collegiate tennis players. The ITA, which is comprised of nearly 1,700 men's and women's varsity coaches and 20,000 student-athletes from over 1,200 institutions, has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership, sportsmanship and athletic performance. Awards are given to both men and women, on the Regional and National levels to all Divisions represented within the ITA (NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, and Community and Junior Colleges). The ITA annually recognizes over 3,000 student-athletes on an individual and team basis from over 500 different varsity tennis programs. More than 300 coaches participate in the award selection process, serving on Regional and/or National selection committees. For more information on the ITA Awards program, please visit http://www.itatennis.com/AboutITA/AbouttheITA.htm.