SILVER CITY, N.M. – Alex Hunt will takeover as Head Tennis Coach announced today by Director of Athletics Scott Noble.
"Alex comes highly recommended not only as a high quality individual, but also as a leader, teacher and player" said Noble. "I am so pleased that Alex has accepted the position. He and his wife Megan will be a tremendous addition to our university, community and athletic department. There is a renewed excitement around our tennis program, and we look forward to the coming year."
Hunt has spent the last season as the Graduate Assistant with the Men's and Women's tennis teams at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. While working on earning his Master's Degree Kinesiology & Sport Recreation Management, Hunt as also dedicated his coaching efforts as the Head Director of the Big Country Elite Tournament training group, and Assistant Tennis Teaching Professional at the Rose Park Tennis Center.
Prior to joining the coaching staff, Hunt spent his collegiate career as a member of the Cowboys tennis team. During his time on the court, he captured First Team All-ASC honors as the No. 1 singles and double position, ASC West MVP, ASC Sportsmanship Player of the Year, and the ASC Scholar-Athlete Medal of Honor. Hunt also made it to the semifinals twice in ITA play during his career.
"I'd like to thank Scott Noble and Dr. Joseph Shepard for believing in me and hiring me on to the WNMU Athletics staff. I love their mission to push selflessness, discipline, work ethic, and kindness. All those characteristics have and will continue to lead WNMU Athletics to a bright future. I am extremely excited to join the WNMU Tennis family and I am looking forward to experiencing that Mustang MAGIC!"
"I would also like to thank all of my coaches throughout my career, especially my father Mark Hunt. He consistently pushed me to improve my game throughout my career and he has set the example for me as a man and a coach. Thank you to Shane Williford from Hardin-Simmons University and Wade Morgan from Dallas Baptist University for mentoring me through the college tennis coaching world. Thanks to my family for all of their support. Last, but certainly not least, I'd like to thank my beautiful fiancé Megan Carlson for believing in me and pushing me to pursue my college tennis coaching dreams," said Hunt.