District 4 Coach of the Year for 2017, Des Evans, will leave the New Palestine Tennis Dragons at the conclusion of the girls season in the spring of 2018. Evans has been Head Coach of the boys and girls tennis teams at New Palestine since August 2015.
Both the boys and girls team have improved considerably during the past 3 years – with the boys team capturing the County and Sectional titles 3 years in a row – and the Hoosier Heritage Conference title in 2017 for the first time in 8 years – with a 33-2 winning record.
The boys team achieved a winning record of 58 and 11 during the past 3 years. The girls team improved to 11 and 7 in 2017. They had a 4 – 9 losing record in 2015.
Evans will focus on coaching his tennis clientele at the Indianapolis Racquet Club where he has been a professional for the past 18 years.