Nov. 16, 2004
Daryl Greenan, an assistant women’s tennis coach at the University of Alabama the last three years, has been named head women’s coach at the University of Iowa. The announcement was made today by Iowa Athletic Director Bob Bowlsby.
Greenan, 37, is a native of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. He joined the Alabama staff in 2001 and was named the 2004 ITA South Region Assistant Coach of the Year. He helped coach the Crimson Tide to Top 40 national rankings two of the last three years. A number of his student-athletes have been nationally ranked.
“I am extremely excited and honored to be named head coach at the University of Iowa,” said Greenan. “This is something I’ve been working toward for years. I look forward to the opportunity to be a part of a winning and reputable program and the prestigious Big Ten Conference.
“What excites me the most about the University of Iowa is the school’s balance of strong academics and athletics and their commitment to developing the complete student/athlete.”
Prior to joining the Alabama staff, Greenan was head coach at Mississippi University for Women (1998-2001). He was assistant men and women’s coach at Valdosta State (GA) for two years (1996-98).
“We are delighted Daryl Greenan has accepted the women’s head coaching position at Iowa,” said Bowlsby. “With Daryl’s expertise in teaching the game of tennis and his association with a tennis program that has had excellent success in the classroom, we are confident he will continue to move the Hawkeye women’s tennis program forward.”
Daryl earned a bachelor’s degree in Health and Fitness from Valdosta State in 1997. He and his wife Shannon have no children.
Greenan takes over for Paul Wardlaw, who resigned earlier this year. Greenan’s appointment is effective Dec. 1st.