Cowley College tennis coaches Jeff Benito and Charity Andrews were named Region III Wilson/ITA Coaches of the Year after helping to guide their teams to a pair of top-10 national rankings.

Coaches of the Year

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With Benito at the helm, the men’s tennis team won seven of its final eight regular season matches before placing second at the Region VI Tennis Tournament.

“I was very surprised and honored that my colleagues chose me out of a lot of great coaches,” Benito said. “I am humbled and very appreciative.”

Cowley is ranked fifth heading into the NJCAA Division I National Tournament on May 16-20 in Plano, Texas.

Coaches of the Year

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Andrews helped the women’s tennis team win its third straight Region VI title and place seventh at the national tournament in Tyler, Texas.

The young team features four freshmen in its lineup.

“This award means a lot to me,” Andrews said. “It is nice to know other coaches see the work I am doing.”

This information was provided by Cowley College Director of Institutional Communications and Public Relations Rama Peroo.