July 29, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Julia Scaringe has resigned her position of women’s tennis assistant coach, effective immediately, as she will be relocating to the Florida area. She served as an assistant for the Irish for the past three seasons.
“I’ve had a very rewarding experience coaching at the University of Notre Dame,” said Scaringe. “I truly enjoyed being a part of the success that the Irish have achieved over the past three years. I leave with great memories and friends as I move on to pursue other coaching and personal opportunities.”
Over her three seasons as coach, the Irish have enjoyed tremendous success as a team. The program reached unprecedented height in ’09 and ’10 when they earned back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Championship semifinals while finishing fifth in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings both years.
Along with deep runs in the NCAA tournament, the Irish have put together a record of 71-19 (.789) over the past three campaigns, while registering 23 of those wins against nationally-ranked opposition, including a 5-2 win over top-ranked Northwestern in ’10. That victory marked the first time in program history the Irish have knocked off the top ranked team in the country.
Accolades also accompanied the Irish during Scaringe’s tenure, as Kristy Frilling (’10, ’11) has twice been tabbed BIG EAST Player of the Year and Frilling (’09) and Chrissie McGaffigan (’10) also have been chosen the conference’s Rookie of the Year. The 2011 campaign also saw Shannon Mathews receive BIG EAST recognition when she was named the conference tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. In addition to conference honors, Scaringe also helped Frilling earn All-America honors five times over her three years – three times in singles and twice in doubles.
“Julia has been in big factor in our two semifinal runs at the NCAA championships,” stated Irish women’s tennis head coach Jay Louderback. “She has been outstanding on and off the court helping develop our student/athletes. Her experience as a top collegiate athlete has been invaluable to our program.”