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College women's tennis: Cal Poly hires Coupe as new head coach

Cal Poly announced Tuesday that it has hired Damon Coupe as its new women’s tennis head coach.

Coupe, formerly an assistant at Washington, replaces Hugh Bream, who retired in June after compiling a 133-89 dual record over the past 11 seasons, a span that included national tournament berths in 2003 and this past year.

With the Huskies, Coupe helped lead the program to four straight national tournaments during his tenure, which started in 2007.

In 2010, the Huskies reached a national ranking of No. 23, a year after Coupe was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Assistant Coach of the Year. According to a Cal Poly-issued news release, in addition to player development and recruiting, Coupe’s duties at Washington also included budget management, fundraising and scheduling.

His Pac-10 travels as an assistant began after he served from 2004 to 2006 as the head coach at Santa Clara, which he led to a program-record 16 wins in his first year there.

Coupe was a singles player at Sacramento State from 1993 through 1996.