Megan Dorny has been with the Utah women's tennis team 11 years as a player and coach.
April 10, 2007
SALT LAKE CITY - Megan Dorny, who is in her fifth season as the women's tennis head coach at the University of Utah, announced her resignation effective at the end of the season today. Dorny plans to move out of state with her husband C.J., who will enter dental school, and their two children. Utah will begin a national search immediately to find a successor.
Dorny played at Utah and was an assistant coach with the Utes for two seasons before taking over as head coach in 2002. Her career record is 51-63, including 13-8 this season. She has coached junior Elizabeth Ferris to an 18-0 record and a No. 67 national ranking in 2007.
As a player at Utah, the former Megan Payne finished her career with a No. 55 national singles ranking and a No. 1 ranking in the ITA Central Region for university players. She was honored as an Academic All-American in 1999 and 2000. Dorny has two degrees from Utah. She received a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science in 2000 and a master's degree in exercise and sport science in 2006.
"This is definitely bittersweet for me," said Dorny. "I've been a part of the Utah tennis program for 11 years as a player and a coach, and I've been playing tennis since I was six or seven years old. So, being away from the game is going to be a big change for me. But, C.J. and I are excited about this opportunity, and I'm also looking forward to spending some time at home with our two kids. I've really enjoyed my time at the U. as a student-athlete and a coach. It's been a great experience all around, and I've been very fortunate to get to know and work with some wonderful people. I will miss them all very much."
"We appreciate everything Megan has done for our women's tennis program over the years, both as a player and a coach," said Utah associate A.D. Pete Oliszczak. "She has been an all-around class act and we will miss her being a part of the Utah athletics family. We wish Megan and her family all the best as they transition into a new stage of their lives."