YORK, PA – York College Assistant Dean of
Athletics and Recreation Sean Sullivan has
recently announced that Ryan Weber has been named
the men’s tennis head coach beginning in the 2009-2010
academic year. Weber replaces Mark Ludwig, who
spent 11 seasons at the helm of the men’s program and will
remain the Spartans’ men’s soccer coach.
Weber is no stranger to Spartan tennis. After playing four seasons on the men’s side, Weber took over York’s women’s tennis program two years ago. During his tenure, the Green and White have seen steady improvement as the squad has strived to build a solid foundation for future success.
“Ryan has impressed all of us within the athletic department with his professionalism, approachable nature and fine instructional skills,” Sullivan said. “Ryan’s expertise and strong knowledge of the men's game will help not only maintain this high level of play but perhaps elevate it. The department is thrilled to offer him this additional responsibility.”
Now at the reigns of the men’s program, Weber inherits a squad that is becoming one of the better teams in the region. The Spartans finished last year with a 10-8 mark, including a 4-2 mark in the CAC. Over the past two seasons, the Green and White have accumulated a record of 25-13 and landed four players on the All-CAC squad.
“I'd like to thank Sean Sullivan and the York College administration for the opportunity to be the head coach the men's tennis team here at York College,” states Weber. “I will work hard to keep the men's program at the level it has attained in the past five years under the direction of Coach Ludwig and to take the team to the next level and become a true force in DIII tennis in the future. With a strong group of returning players from last year’s squad and some promising incoming athletes, I believe we can achieve that goal. Helping Coach Ludwig with the men's team the past three years has been a greatly rewarding and educational experience and I am grateful for the chance to be the head coach for a tremendous group of hard working athletes.”
Weber begins his men’s duties immediately as the Spartans will begin their fall program in early September.