Courtesy Williams Sports Information
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Williams College athletic director Harry Sheehy announced today that former Eph standout Dan Greenberg ’08 has been named to succeed Dave Donn as the head coach of the Eph men’s tennis team.
“I am very excited to welcome Dan into our department as head coach of men’s tennis and I look forward to him carrying forward the great tradition of the program at Williams,” stated Sheehy.
Arguably one of the youngest men’s head tennis coaches in NCAA play, Greenberg will coach three current Ephs who were his teammates during his playing days in seniors Nick Lebedoff and Jeremy Weinberger, and junior Ari Binder.
"I feel very fortunate to return to Williams,” said Greenberg. “I had an amazing experience here as a student-athlete, and the opportunity to come back as a coach is tremendous. I couldn't imagine a more inspiring place to work. Everyone here is dedicated to the community and to bringing out each other's best, and I look forward to dedicating myself to this great school and storied program."
Upon graduating from Williams Greenberg was hired as an Assistant Pro at the Hollow Rock Racquet Club in Durham, NC, where he was also responsible for Junior Development. In the fall of 2008 he became a volunteer coach at the University of North Carolina where he helped plan and lead practices, provided on-court coaching and assisted with administrative duties for the Tar Heels. He worked under head coach Sam Paul a five-time Atlantic Coast Conference and four-time Regional Coach of the Year and with assistant coach Tripp Phillips who was a U.S. Open Doubles Semifinalist in 2006.
Greenberg fashioned a stellar career at Williams that saw him graduate as the 2008 NESCAC Player of the Year and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Player of the Year. He twice earned All-America honors in singles (2006 & 2008) and also earned All-America recognition in doubles play in 2008 along with being named to the All-NESCAC Sportsmanship Team. As a sophomore Greenberg was also selected as the ITA National Player to Watch.
In the fall of his senior year Greenberg won the ITA New England title and advanced to the ITA National Small College Championships where he placed third.
Greenberg opened his Eph career by earning the NESCAC Rookie of the Year award. He played in the last dual match victory by the Ephs over Division I Dartmouth (4-3) on March 31, 2006, recording a straight set win at #1 singles. Additionally he collected First Team All-NESCAC Laurels his final three years, earning Second Team doubles honors in 2008.
While at Williams Greenberg majored in English, was a Class of 1960 Scholar, selected to read an original creative writing at Convocation and served as a Junior Advisor.