Georgia State hires men’s tennis coach

Joerg Barthel was named Georgia State’s men’s tennis coach on Thursday.

Barthel was formerly the associate head coach at Nebraska, which made the NCAA tournament in 2010 and ‘11 and the ITA’s team indoor championship the same years.

Barthel is a Nebraska graduate (international studies). He is a native of Friedrichsdorf, Germany.

“Joerg is a charismatic young coach with an outstanding ability to recruit,” athletic director Cheryl Levick said in a release to the media. “He is well-connected and highly-respected in the tennis community, both in the U.S. and abroad. He will build upon the strong tennis foundation we have at Georgia State and develop a championship-caliber program.”

Barthel takes over for Chase  Hodges, who resigned to accept a similar position at Georgia Gwinnett College.

Former GSU golfer Steven Tiley birdied the 18th hole to shoot a 2-over 72 in the first round of the British Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club on Thursday.

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Q&A with GSU offensive lineman Michael Davis.
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4 comments Add your comment

Panama

July 19th, 2012
4:29 pm

Nice turnaround on that hire.

RidgeRunner

July 19th, 2012
5:23 pm

A good recruiter. Nice.

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Chicken Bone

July 20th, 2012
3:22 am

Great hire! Welcome Coach Barthel.