Amy Thomas awarded Ga. Coach of the Year

Published 9:50 am Thursday, December 24, 2015

Bainbridge High School head tennis coach Amy Thomas has been named the winner of the 2015 Kathleen and Cannon Carr Award for Georgia High School Coach of the Year by USTA.

“It blows my mind,” Thomas said about receiving the award. “I get to work with these kids and its great.”

According to USTA, the award recognizes the coach “who has developed an outstanding high school tennis program through his or her leadership, coaching and inspiration. His or her work benefits the growth of tennis and of well-rounded student athletes coming out of the program.”

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In her fifth year as BHS varsity coach, Thomas led the girls’ team to a third place finish in the region and a berth in the sweet sixteen of the state tournament.

The boys’ team won the region championship and made it to the final four of the state tournament.

“To get recognized for working with them feels great,” Thomas said. “We have had great players come through and done well as a team. I think it’s a reflection of how hard they work.”

Thomas was notified by email on Friday and invited to attend an awards banquet in Atlanta on Jan. 30.

“I think the kids make me look good,” Thomas said.

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