Men’s head tennis coach Sander Koning steps down

DJ Cadden, Sports Correspondent

After seven successful seasons as head coach of the Georgia Southern men’s tennis program, Sander Koning has stepped down from his position. The decision was announced by GS athletics director Jared Benko on Tuesday morning.

“I want to wish Sander the best of luck as he moves to South Carolina to be with his family,” Benko said in a press release. “It’s been a pleasure to watch his team compete on the court and represent this athletic department in the classroom and in the community. He’s leaving this program in a better place than what he inherited and I thank him for representing Georgia Southern with class.”

During his seven seasons in Statesboro, Koning accumulated a record of 91-77 and led the Eagles to four winning seasons. During the 2016-17 season, Koning was at the helm as GS posted a perfect record at home and topped off the season with the program’s first ever Sun Belt Conference tournament victory.

The GS Athletics department will immediately begin a nationwide search for a new head coach.