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Gardner-Webb Men’s Tennis Alums Land in Collegiate Coaching Ranks
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
          Release: September 14, 2012
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Boiling Springs, N.C. - Former Gardner-Webb men's tennis standouts Andrew Veeder and Carlos Quijano are continuing their tennis careers beyond the playing arena as both have been hired as men's tennis coaches in the collegiate ranks.

Veeder, who competed at GWU from 2008 - 2011, has recently been hired to the position of Assistant Coach for Florida Tech (Melbourne, Fla.) under head coach Bill Macom. Florida Tech (FIT), an NCAA Division II program, has hired Veeder to assist with both their men's and women's tennis programs.

The 2011 graduate of Gardner-Webb University was a part of 41 doubles wins throughout his collegiate career as a Runnin' Bulldog, with most of those victories coming at the No. 1 doubles position. Veeder was also a part of GWU's first round Atlantic Sun tournament win over Jacksonville University in 2008.

Veeder, who graduated from Gardner-Webb with a degree in Journalism, already has a year of coaching experience, having coached at Georgetown Prep Tennis Club (North Bethesda, Md.).

Quijano, a key GWU player from 2008 - 2009, has accepted the job of Graduate Assistant Men's Tennis Coach at Wilkes University (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) under head coach Chris Leicht.

In addition to playing a pivotal role in GWU's 2008 Atlantic Sun Tournament win over Jacksonville, Quijano also was an integral part in wins over Coastal Carolina, UNC Greensboro, and Florida Gulf Coast in 2008.

"I am excited for both Andrew and Carlos," said Gardner-Webb head men's tennis coach Mike Griffith. "What both had in common while here was they were both great students, and also great teammates.

"I know they will do great in their new positions, and I am glad they have the connection to GWU," added coach Griffith.

The Runnin' Bulldogs will look to carry on its tradition of excellence during the upcoming season. GWU competes in its first competition of the fall this weekend, September 14-16, heading to Charlotte, N.C. for the 49er Pick 'Em Tennis Tournament.



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