Women's Tennis Volunteer Assistant Coach
Liz Balanis is in her fifth year as a volunteer assistant
coach for Notre Dame after serving as the team[apos]s assistant
coach for the seven previous seasons.
The 2000 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest
Region Assistant Coach of the Year, Balanis joined Jay
Louderback[apos]s staff in January of 1998 and helped the Irish
to a 121-52 (.733) record during her years as an assistant,
including seven consecutive top-25 finishes.
A native of Trumbull, Conn., and graduate of St.
Joseph High School, Balanis played tennis at Wake Forest,
graduating in 1994 after reaching the semifinals of that
year[apos]s NCAA Doubles Championship to become one of
the first two All-Americans in school history. A four-year
starter, she finished her career with an 87-56 singles
record and 85-38 doubles record to rank among the
Deacons[apos] all-time top 10 lists in singles (10th) and doubles
In August of 2002, the former Liz Barker was married
to current Notre Dame men[apos]s basketball assistant coach
Rod Balanis. Their first child, Andrew, was born in May