Middlebury coaches take jobs at California schools
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College women’s tennis coach Mike Morgan and former Middlebury Union High School girls’ soccer coach Jen Clark, husband and wife, have both left Middlebury for head coaching jobs at California colleges.
Morgan, the Panther women’s tennis coach for the past 11 years, is taking over the women’s tennis program at Pomona-Pitzer College, while Clark, who led the Tiger girls from 2007 to 2010, will coach the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s soccer team.
Morgan leaves as the Panther program’s all-time leader in victories with a mark of 142-68 and is a three-time NESCAC Coach of the Year and in 2012 was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association NCAA Division III Coach of the Year.
Morgan’s teams reached the NCAA D-III semifinals in each of the past two seasons and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinal round in 2007, 2013 and 2015.
A 1996 graduate of St. Mary’s College in California, Morgan began his Division III coaching career at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
Clark, a former NCAA Division I soccer player, led the Tigers to the Division II semifinal round in her final year at MUHS. She also assisted the Middlebury and Castleton women’s soccer programs. At Castleton she was named NSCAA/Field Turf Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2014.
The couple recently sold their Middlebury home.
Last week, Middlebury College also announced that program assistant coach Rachel Kahan would take over as interim head coach of the Panther women’s tennis program.
The Unionville, Conn., native played NCAA D-I tennis at Duke, where she was the Atlantic Coast Conference rookie of the year and compiled a career record of 77-12 in singles and 44-22 in double
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