Kansas State head tennis coach Danielle Steinberg announced the addition of assistant coach Mark Denenfeld to her inaugural staff on Wednesday.
“I am very excited about Mark joining our staff,” Steinberg said in a release. “Mark brings a lot of hunger and enthusiasm, but also a great level of maturity and tennis intelligence. He was a great college player himself, and spent the last year coaching one of the best teams in the country, alongside a top coaching staff which makes him a tremendous addition to our program.
“Most importantly, I think he will fit right in with the culture we want to build and with the Wildcat family.”
Denenfeld joins Steinberg’s staff after serving as the volunteer assistant coach at Michigan last season. The Wolverines finished the 2014 season ranked No. 17 in the final ITA rankings, which included a 22-5 overall record and a Big Ten regular season title with an 11-0 mark.
While on the staff in Ann Arbor, Denenfeld was involved in a number of on-court instruction and conditioning sessions. He was also involved in a number of recruiting activities for the Wolverines, including the organization of all recruiting information and assisting the head coach and associate head coach during official and unofficial visits.
“I am thrilled to be in Manhattan as a member of the Kansas State family and the women’s tennis program,” Denefeld said. “Coach Steinberg is one of the finest young coaches in college tennis and I look forward to working with her to bring Kansas State tennis to the forefront of the Big 12 Conference and the nation.”