Navy's Moreland Elevated to Associate Head Coach for Men's Tennis
Sept. 23, 2013
"John is very deserving of the title of associate head coach," said Officer. "He is in his 13th year here and is extremely loyal to the Naval Academy. John is our recruiting coordinator and maintains very clear and organized records in that regard. He is a proven on-court coach as his Region I Assistant Coach of the Year Award would attest. This summer he was selected to be the U.S. Tennis Association's Mid-Atlantic Coach for the Junior Davis Cup competition, which is a position normally reserved for head coaches. John also directed the project to renovate our varsity courts and through his work the facility is now state of the art. He has a passion for excellence which pervades all aspects of his job performance and is always looking for ways to enhance our program."
The Mids have compiled a 186-131 dual match record during Moreland's 12 completed seasons with the team, which includes a record of 62-22 against Patriot League foes. Over the last seven seasons, Navy has posted an overall record of 121-74, a 43-7 mark versus league foes and has won five Patriot League Tournament titles.
Moreland was selected as the 2009 Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year following a season in which he helped guide the Mids to an 18-8 record and the third of the team's four straight NCAA Tournament appearances.
"Having grown up in the shadow of this great institution, it has been an honor and privilege to work with the Navy men's tennis program," said Moreland, a native of Deale, Md., who attended Navy sports camps as a youth. "My time working for coach Officer, which has included the opportunity to work with players throughout our lineup, has helped me develop into a complete coach. I am fortunate to be part of such a strong program that believes in developing young men who are well-rounded midshipmen, officers, leaders, students and athletes. The effort of the players I have worked with has provided me this opportunity to become an associate head coach and garner recognition on the regional and national levels."