Drew Lied Joins Coaching Staff

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Drew Lied has been named assistant coach for the University of Iowa women’s tennis team, UI head coach Sasha Schmid announced Tuesday. 
Lied joins the staff following a brief stint at Washington and Lee University, where he was assistant men’s tennis coach and assistant director of the Duchossois Tennis Center.
“I am thrilled to announce the addition of Drew to our coaching staff,” said Schmid. “Drew brings great experience and knowledge to our team as a former Big Ten student-athlete with coaching experience at Marquette and Washington and Lee. He is going to be an asset to our program because he is hard working and passionate about coaching Iowa tennis. I’m looking forward to working with him and taking our program to the next level.”
“I am very excited to join the Hawkeye family,” said Lied . “First of all, I want to thank coach Detwiler and everyone at Washington and Lee for the opportunity they gave me and making my transition to Iowa as smooth as possible. Next, I want to thank coach Schmid for this excellent opportunity. I look forward to bringing a professional and winning mindset to help propel this program forward.”
Prior to his time at Washington and Lee, Lied was a tennis professional at the JMG Tennis Academy in Sacramento, California. He served as a volunteer assistant coach at Marquette University in 2015, helping the Golden Eagles earn a runner-up finish at the Big East Tournament. 
Lied graduated from Michigan State with a bachelor of science in applied engineering and a concentration in supply chain management in 2015. He was a four-year letterwinner and two-year captain for the Spartans, finishing his career with 73 singles wins and 86 doubles victories.  He earned first-team All-Big Ten honors as a senior, and as a junior earned second-team All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten honors while helping the Spartans reach the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history.  
Lied’s appointment is on an interim basis. He is the first assistant coach to join the Iowa staff since Schmid was named head coach in July 2016.