Munoz resigns as head coach of tennis programs

Men’s and women’s tennis head coach Greg Munoz has resigned from his post, effective immediately, due to “personal reasons” according to an athletic department release.

Munoz was in his 10th year as head coach of the men’s team and third year as head coach of the women’s team. Assistant coach Torrie Browning will take over as interim head coach, per the release.

The men’s team currently sits at 2-3 and the women’s team at 3-2 early in the season.

Munoz’s resignation comes at the beginning of a season which follows back-to-back Atlantic 10 titles for the men’s team. Munoz has coached that program through some of its most successful seasons in history, including a 2013-14 campaign in which the squad finished ranked No. 53 nationally.

Munoz also guided Francisco Dias to becoming the winningest singles player in program history and earning three A-10 Most Outstanding Performer awards between 2012-2015.

Back in November, Munoz, who has been a successful recruiter for both programs, signed five-star recruit Dennis Afanasev to a National Letter of Intent to join the Colonials for the 2016-2017 season.

The women’s tennis team returned six letterwinners from the team that advanced to the A-10 quarterfinals last season and features two regionally ranked players.

Browning, who joined both programs prior to the 2014-2015 season, coached at Norfolk State in Norfolk, Va. for five years before coming to GW. She served as an assistant coach from 2009-2013 and was promoted to associate head coach for the women’s program in 2013. Before that, Browning was a four-year letterwinner at Wichita State where the Shockers made NCAA Team Championship appearances in 2006, 2007 and 2009.

Browning graduated cum laude from Wichita State in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in integrated marketing communications and a minor in sociology.

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