June 25, 2016
BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU men’s tennis head coach Jeff Brown confirmed Saturday that assistant coach Danny Bryan has been named the head coach of Wichita State’s program.
During his eight seasons as an assistant with the Tigers, Bryan coached 10 ITA All-Americans, 13 Academic All-Americans, an SEC Player of the Year and 14 All-SEC performers.
“Danny is a great hire for Wichita State,” Brown said. “He has all the qualities that you want in a coach. It has been fulfilling for me to watch him grow from a player into a high level coach.”
The 2013 Southern Region Assistant Coach of the Year also worked with former LSU standout Michael Venus in the D’Novo All-American Championships where Venus became the first Tiger to win the title at the championships.
“It has been an honor to work at LSU alongside Coach Brown for the past nine years,” Bryan said. “He has had such a positive influence on me on and off the court. I am excited to take what I’ve learned here and carry it with me to Wichita State.”
Bryan was a four-year letterman at LSU from 2003-07 where he was twice named team captain. He ranked as high as No. 3 nationally in doubles and No. 32 in singles and earned All-America honors during his senior campaign.
He amassed 84 singles victories and 110 doubles wins during his four years before being named the student assistant coach.
As a player, his commitment to the community landed him the ITA National Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership & Sportsmanship Award, and he was also named to the SEC Community Service Team three times. He was awarded the 2007 LSU Male Volunteer of the Year.
Brown said he will conduct an immediate search for a new assistant coach.
The Tigers return five letter winners from the 2015-16 squad, including All-SEC performer Justin Butsch and two All-American and All-SEC member Jordan Daigle.
LSU will also welcome three outstanding freshmen in 2016-17 with Agie Moreno, Julián Saborio and Rafael Wagner.
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