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Cutter Named Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach

Frostburg, Md. ... Gene Cutter has been named head coach of the Frostburg State men's and women's tennis programs, Bobcat Athletic Director Ralph Brewer announced recently.

Cutter brings an extensive background as both a player and coach to the Bobcat programs. He has served as the head tennis professional at the Rawlings Racquet Club since 1990, the United States Tennis Association High School Player Development Coordinator for the state of Maryland since 1995 and an instructor with the West Virginia University Player Development since 1996.

Cutter also served as head men's tennis coach at nearby Northern Garrett High School from 1994 to 1995 and led the Huskies to a 14-14 record. Northern Garrett hadn't won a single match in the previous seven seasons.

Additionally, Cutter was the head tennis professional at the Cumberland Country Club from 1998 to 1999.

"I am very excited about the opportunity to coach both programs here at Frostburg State," said Cutter. "We have some very talented athletes on each team, and I'm looking forward to challenging for the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference titles as well as postseason berths."

In addition to his achievements as a coach, Cutter has also enjoyed great success as a player.

A member of the Frostburg State men's tennis team the last two seasons, he compiled a 53-5 overall record (27-2 in singles and 26-3 in doubles) and claimed back-to-back Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Most Valuable Player honors.

In 2000, Cutter posted a 34-0 record (17-0 in both singles and doubles play) and helped lead the Bobcats to their first-ever perfect season (15-0) as well as their first AMCC championship.

"Gene will certainly be an asset to our programs," said Brewer. "Having been our number one player, he knows our program and our opponents. He has great tennis knowledge, and I'm confident he'll be able to lead us to the NCAA tournament."

Cutter, who holds USPTR Certification, is currently pursuing his bachelor's degree in athletic training from Frostburg State.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780