Fainter to Lead Roanoke Women's Tennis
Former VHSL Coach of the Year Ready for Next Step
SALEM, Va. --- Roanoke College Athletic
Director Scott Allison has announced the hiring of new
women’s tennis coach, Justin Fainter, on Monday
morning. He takes over the position that was held by 13-year
coaching veteran Scott Gibson, who resigned in May.
“I am excited to begin my college coaching career at Roanoke College and look forward to being a part of the Maroon Family,” said Fainter. “I know there are some outstanding players in the program. I appreciate the role that Scott [Gibson] has played in this transition. The program seems to be in very good shape.”
This past spring, Fainter completed his Master’s Degree in Teaching from James Madison University. While attending both undergraduate and grad school at JMU, Justin served as the Head Boy’s Tennis Coach at Harrisonburg High School. His teams won three district championships, a regional runner-up and two regional championships. In the spring of 2009, Fainter was honored by the VHSL as the Region III Coach-of-the-Year. Over the past several summers, he has served as an instructor at various tennis camps, including Washington and Lee, William and Mary, and Penn State.
Fainter will be inheriting a team that finished 9-5, 7-3 in the ODAC. Junior All-ODAC players Laura Dodson and Corbin Leitch will lead the Maroons next spring in search of the programs’ seventh 10-win season. The team has posted back-to-back winning seasons and earned its 200th win since joining the Division III ranks in 1979.
His new position begins on August 1. The fall season will begin in mid-September and will run into late October.
This release is courtesy of the Roanoke College sports information department.