Alma, Mich. – Jared Guy has been named the new head coach of the Alma College men's and women's tennis teams, as announced by Director of Athletics Sarah Dehring on Thursday. Guy has served as the assistant coach under Chris Sandro for the past two seasons. Sandro will be staying with the program as an assistant going forward.
"We are so happy to have Jared step into this new role with the Alma College Scots," Dehring said. "To have someone that knows these programs so well as a coach and as a player himself will be very rewarding for our tennis athletes. I also want to thank Chris for his work as the head coach of the men's program since 2006 and the women's program since 2013. He will continue to mentor our Scots and help build toward the future of these programs."
Guy, a 2016 Alma College graduate, has been a USPTA certified teaching professional for the past four years. Since joining the coaching staff he has coached an All-MIAA selection and a Allen Stowe Sportsmanship Award winner. During his four years of playing for the Scots, Guy was three-year captain and named All-MIAA twice. In his senior season, Guy received the Stowe Sportsmanship Award.
"I am very excited for the opportunity Alma College has given me," Guy said. "As an alum, a four-year tennis player, and an assistant coach the last two seasons, Alma and the people here have played a huge role in my life. Being given the chance to continue to build a program I love being a part of is incredibly humbling. I want to thank President Abernathy, Sarah Dehring and the rest of Alma College for this opportunity. Huge thank you to Coach Sandro for being a great Coach, teacher, and role model to me for the past seven or so years. I also want to thank the players for accepting me with open arms and making this a very fun job. I am looking forward to continuing to work with everyone and representing Alma College out on the court. Go Scots!"
Guy received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Alma in 2016, he attended Portland High School where he was named All-State in boys tennis.