Steve Bender Head Men's & Women's Tennis Coach
Notre Dame, Ind. - Holy Cross College Director of Athletics, Aimee Niespodziany, is pleased to announce the hiring of Steve Bender as the first head coach of the Saints men's and women's tennis programs. Bender, a retired Buchanan High School educator and most recently Saint Joseph High School tennis coach, will begin immediately with recruiting for the program's first year of competition to be played in the fall of 2017. Adding men's and women's tennis programs is part of a planned expansion of Holy Cross College, which has included new science majors and the acquisition of the old St. Joseph High School building this year.
Bender, a 1978 Albion College graduate, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the launch of the inaugural tennis program as a player and coach. During his four years at Albion, Bender was a member of the Brits tennis team along with being a member of the swim team and a student assistant for men's basketball. He was inducted into the Albion College Hall of Fame in 1993.