Waterman to Resign as Head Women's Tennis Coach

May 27, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming head women's tennis coach Kilmeny Waterman will resign her position, effective June 1, in order to return home to Kansas City to help care for her father, who is fighting a lengthy illness.

Waterman just completed her third year of head coaching at the University of Wyoming. She has been the only head coach in UW women's tennis history , as she started the program in 1996.

Over the past three seasons the Cowgirls have posted a record of 27-42 in dual matches, and have quickly gained regional respect. UW entered the 1999 spring season ranked #15 in the Central Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. While at UW, Waterman's teams never lost a match on a home court, going 6-0 in those opportunities. Prior to coming to Wyoming, Waterman had been an assistant coach with the University of Kansas Jayhawks since 1993.

"This has been an invaluable experience for me here at Wyoming," said Waterman. "I'm very glad that I came and started the program, and I think that the program will continue to grow because of a good base.

"It is very hard for me to leave, but I just felt that it was time for me to get back to my family, and though the timing wasn't perfect, it was a decision I had to make."

"We appreciate all the work and effort that Kilmeny has given the University of Wyoming, and are sad to see her go," said Associate Athletics Director/SWA Barbara Burke. "She has given the women's tennis program a great start and we look forward to building on her successes."

A search will begin immediately for Waterman's replacement.