K-State hires Danielle Steinberg as new tennis coach

07/23/2014 3:48 PM

07/23/2014 4:03 PM

Kansas State announced the hiring of Danielle Steinberg as its new tennis coach on Wednesday.

Steinberg comes to K-State from McNeese State, where she was chosen Southland Conference Coach of the Year last season. She is the seventh head coach in program history, replacing Steve Bieatau, who retired in March.

“I am so grateful for this incredible opportunity and I want to thank John Currie, Clint Dowdle and the entire search committee for trusting me to lead their program,” Steinberg said in a statement released by K-State. “Their belief in me and my vision for this team are both humbling and motivating. It was very clear from the beginning of the process that this is a perfect fit for all sides.”

Steinberg spent two seasons at McNeese State, going 29-17. It finished 2014 with a 16-7 record, which resulted in the program’s first top 10 regional ranking. Before that she served as an assistant at Arizona and Wichita State.

“Coach Steinberg’s reputation as a recruiter — both nationally and internationally — as well as her focus on player development and successful coaching experiences at Wichita State and Arizona make her the perfect fit to lead our program,” Currie said in a statement. “With the foundation that has been laid by Coach Bietau and the addition of the new Mike Goss Tennis Stadium, we are confident that Coach Steinberg will continue to build upon on the tradition and success of Wildcat tennis.”

To reach Kellis Robinett, send email to krobinett@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @KellisRobinett.

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