May 11, 2011

Bobcat Tennis’ Assistant Coach Named Tops in Region

SKILLMAN, N.J. – For the second-straight season, the Georgia College tennis program’s assistant coach Justin Pickham was named Southeast Region Men’s Tennis Assistant Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

Pickham rejoined the Bobcat tennis program as a graduate assistant coach after playing for one All-American season in 2008-09.

The Armidale, Australia native helped head coach Steve Barsby guide the Bobcats to a 14-9 mark this season, taking sixth in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) and advancing to the NCAA Southeast Regional bracket for the fifth-straight season.

In Pickham’s two seasons on the sidelines, the men’s and women’s tennis teams have advanced to the NCAA Tournament twice each, and Pickham has helped guide Bobcat netters to seven All-PBC honors.

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