INSIDE BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY
Stevens hired as head women's tennis coach
Binghamton University has hired Michael Stevens as its new head women's tennis coach. Stevens, who most recently headed the women's tennis program at Southeast Missouri State, replaces Jamie Campbell, who accepted the head coaching position at Texas-El Paso early last summer.
"Mike is an experienced coach," said Joel Thirer, director of health, physical education and athletics. "He will be able to provide the type of leadership necessary for us to continue our strong tradition of competitive women's tennis at Binghamton."
Stevens took over the Southeast Missouri State program in 2002 and quadrupled its win total in dual matches from one to four victories --it was the best season the program had since 1998.
Prior to his arrival at Southeast Missouri State, Stevens was the assistant men's and women's tennis coach at N.C. State from 2001 to 2002 and was the women's assistant coach at Yale for two seasons from 1999 to 2001. While at Yale, he was the acting head coach during the 2000 spring semester when the head coach was away on maternity leave. Stevens led the team to a 15-6 record and a number 61 ranking in the nation.
From 1990 to 1994, Stevens was head men's and women's tennis coach at Rider University. He then was a product development specialist for the Prince Sports Group in Bordentown, N.J. Stevens then moved on to become the director of tennis operations for the Currituck Club in Corrola, N.C. from 1994 to 1996.
Stevens holds a bachelor's degree in business from Richmond, which he earned in 1987. Binghamton finished the 2002 to 2003 season with a program-best 16-8 record. The Bearcats ended the year with a runner-up finish at the America East Championship.