Dallas Baptist Hires Gray to Lead Tennis Programs

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Director of Athletics Ryan Erwin has announced the hiring of Sarah Gray as the new head coach of the Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams at Dallas Baptist University. Gray will take over for former Head Coach Jennifer Curran who stepped down in May after the birth of her first child. Curran guided the Lady Patriots to their fourth straight NCCAA National Tournament Championship match in 2012.

Gray will begin her first season as a head coach after a season as assistant coach at Texas Christian University. A former collegiate tennis standout at Kentucky and Texas A&M, the Lexington, Kentucky native helped the Wildcats to their first-ever SEC Championship in 2005, picked up SEC Freshman of the Year honors and was also named ITA Southeast Region Rookie of the Year.

After transferring to College Station in 2006, Gray earned Big 12 Newcomer of the Year accolades and also was named All-Big 12 and collected the Aggie Spirit Award during her senior campaign. After graduating from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in psychology  and a minor in communications, Gray played professionally on the WTA circuit and traveled to France to compete for T.C. Vignes until June 2009.

“I am both honored and excited to be the Head Tennis Coach at Dallas Baptist,” said Gray. “Coach Curran has set a high standard for DBU Tennis and I intend to continue in the direction she has taken the teams. My goal as a coach at DBU is to help every one of the student-athletes reach their full potential on the court and in the classroom and walk beside them as they grow with the Lord.”

Gray and her husband, Kent, have been married since 2009. They are active members at The Village Church and reside in Dallas.