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Liberty Men's Tennis Head Coach Derek Schwandt has announced the hiring of Trevor Foshey as the Flames' new assistant coach.
Foshey joins the staff following an excellent four-year playing career for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Foshey and the Bulldogs won back-to-back SEC Men's Tennis Tournament titles in 2018 and 2019. Mississippi State also finished No. 5 in the NCAA in 2018 and No. 9 in 2019.
"We are honored to have Trevor join our staff. He is a great communicator, culture builder and hard worker," Schwandt stated. "He has strong passion for tennis and for team. He will make us stronger in every aspect of our team's core values: discipline, unity, passion humility and servanthood. Trevor was a leader for that Mississippi State, and he will have a tremendous impact on the Flames."
Individually, Foshey earned the 2019 ITA Most Improved Senior Award for the Southern section. The St. Cloud, Fla., native reached as high as No. 7 in the nation in doubles and No. 93 in the country in singles. He won 75 doubles matches and 64 singles matches over his four-year career with the Bulldogs, including a combined 46 victories (25 singles, 21 doubles) as a senior.
Other accomplishments for Foshey include: SEC Tournament MVP (2018), SEC All-Tournament team (2018), ITA Southern Regional Singles Finalist (2018), NCAA Doubles Championship Round of 16 participant (2017), ITA Southern Regional Doubles Finalist (2017), NCAA Doubles Championship At-Large Selection (2017), ITA Scholar-Athlete (2017 and 2018) and ITA Southern Regional Doubles Finalist (2016).
"The opportunity to join the men's tennis program here at Liberty is a huge blessing for me. I have been eager to get into college coaching since I entered college myself, and now I have that ability and can't thank Derek and the rest of the Liberty administration enough," Foshey said. "I can't wait to start this journey with the Flames family."
Foshey graduated from Mississippi State in May with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and a 3.8 GPA.