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Schwarz Named Brown Men's Tennis Head Coach

Courtesy of Brown Sports Information

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- David Schwarz, the head coach of the men's tennis program at Middlebury for the past 10 years, has been named the head men's tennis coach at Brown, in an announcement made by Brown Director of Athletics, Michael Goldberger.

"I am excited for the challenge of Division I and the Ivy League," said Schwarz. "I am grateful for my time at Middlebury and had a great situation there, but I am leaving for another great situation. I am looking forward to getting started with the guys and being extremely competitive in the Ivy League."

The most successful men's tennis coach in Middlebury's history, Schwarz concluded his 10th season with an overall record of 174-37 (.825), while leading the Panthers to national prominence. Under Schwarz guidance, Middlebury won four straight NESCAC titles (2004-2007), winning its fifth and sixth titles in the past seven years in 2009 and 2010. His team made eight straight trips to the NCAA final four, with the 2004 squad capturing the school's first NCAA Tennis Championship. Schwarz's 2006 and 2007 teams set school records with 22 wins at the time, a mark that was eclipsed this spring when the Panthers earned a 23-2 mark en route to Middlebury's second NCAA Tennis Championship.

The ITA Division III National Coach of the Year in 2004, Schwarz was named NESCAC Coach of the Year in 2002, 2004, 2007, and 2010, and earned ITA Regional Coach of the Year honors in both 2009 and 2010.

A 1989 graduate of Cornell, where he played four years of varsity tennis, Schwarz began his collegiate coaching career in the fall of 1996 as the Assistant Men's and Women's Tennis Coach at Cornell. Following one year in that role, Schwarz was the Assistant Men's Coach (1997-2000), spending the 1998-99 season as an assistant with the women as well. The Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2000, Schwarz was also the Managing Director of the Cornell Tennis & Squash Center.

Originally from Providence, Schwarz received a master's degree from Cortland State in 1994. He replaces Jay Harris, who has transitioned into a career in tennis consulting.