VALENTI NAMED NEW HEAD WOMEN'S TENNIS COACH AT KEAN
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6/13/2013 3:36:37 PM
UNION - The Kean University athletic department announced that former assistant coach Jodi Valenti has been named the new head coach of the women's tennis program.
Valenti has been an assistant with the program for the past seven seasons and was also a standout player for the Cougars from 1999-2003.
"As a former Kean University student-athlete, Jodi is well prepared to lead our program, and we are thrilled to have her as our next head coach", stated Director of Athletics Chris Morgan.
will be very positive role-model for our student-athletes."
has won 44 matches since Valenti
rejoined the program in 2006, including a program-best 11 victories in 2010.
As a player, Valenti
still holds the Kean single-season record for most victories in a season with 20, set in 2001.
In addition, she
won 13 matches in 2002 and 12 in 2000, the sixth- and 10th-best totals, respectively, in school history.
Valenti received her Bachelor of Arts degree in health and physical education from Kean in 2003 and is currently a physical education teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School in Bergen County, N.J.