STU tennis coach awarded Coach of Character honor

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 0 Comments

STU tennis coach awarded Coach of Character honor


St. Thomas University tennis coach Bruce Carrington was selected as the 2017-18 Sun Conference Coach of Character Award recipient. Carrington was given the honor as Athletic Director Laura Courtley-Todd presented it to him in his office.

The award honors a head coach who is dedicated to deliberately teaching character through sport.

Carrington teaches character to his teams by rotating the responsibilities and authority that comes with being a coach, and requires each team member to perform as an assistant coach for a week.

Carrington has spent thousands of hours assisting underprivileged youth in South Florida, using the sport of tennis as a conduit. He has been recognized for his service by the USTA, and by the City of Miami with the creation of “Bruce Carrington Day” as a tribute to his work in the community.

St. Thomas has been awarded the Coach of Character Award in back-to-back years as head Women's Soccer coach Michelle Smith received the honor in 2016-17.

“It feels great to have coaches invest in our student-athletes and use the sport as a foundation to make our young men and women into successful leaders for life through our athletics mission,” said Courtley-Todd.

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