After serving as the interim coach this past fall, Rebecca Fakas was named the head coach of both the men’s and women’s tennis teams at Adelphi University on Monday.
“We are thrilled to welcome Rebecca as the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Adelphi,” Adelphi’s Director of Athletics and Recreation Danny McCabe told AUPanthers.com. “Rebecca is one of our most successful tennis student-athletes and has always remained close to the program, even while serving the department as a graduate assistant in the compliance area. She has a firm grasp on NE10 tennis and has been intricately involved in our recruiting as an assistant coach. We are confident that Rebecca will lead this program and assist our student-athletes to become champions on the court and in the community.”
As a player, Fakas was an NE10 All-Conference selection in all of her four years with the Panthers, including winning conference Player of the Year in her senior season and leading her team to three straight conference titles.
Prior to being named the interim coach last year, Fakas was an assistant coach for two seasons.
“I’m very excited to take on the head coach position at Adelphi, after serving as assistant coach for the past two years,” said Fakas. I would like to thank Athletic Director Danny McCabe and the rest of the administration for giving me this great opportunity and trusting me to take both programs to the next level. Adelphi holds a special place in my heart, having played here during my collegiate career, and I am honored to continue to build on the success both teams have had, both on the court and academically.”