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Bard hires Rogé Nesbitt to lead men's and women's tennis programs

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. - The Bard College Department of Athletics and Recreation has hired Rogé Nesbitt to lead the men's and women's tennis programs, it was announced Friday. Nesbitt, who was an assistant coach at Bard this past spring, was the head coach of the women's tennis program at Div. I Marist for six years, from 2007-2013. During that time, the Red Foxes won four Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championships, and Nesbitt was named MAAC Women's Tennis Coach of the Year in 2011. "Rogé has a proven track record of success, developing strong players on the court, and responsible student-athletes who excel in the classroom," Bard Athletic Director Kris Hall said. "Having a coach with her pedigree take the lead is tremendous for our tennis programs." Nesbitt left her post at Marist to focus on raising her sons, as she realized later in her tenure there that she was "missing a lot of things." "I believe that this is a good time in my life to return to coaching, and I'm very excited and eager to get started," Nesbitt said. "I feel fortunate to have had a taste of what the programs are like from helping out in the spring. I look forward to working with the returning and incoming student-athletes soon."

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