NOTRE DAME, Indiana — University of Notre Dame women’s tennis coach Alison Silverio has named Megan Kurey an assistant coach for the Fighting Irish. Kurey comes to Notre Dame from Kansas State, where she served as an assistant coach.
“We are thrilled to welcome Megan to our Notre Dame family,” said Silverio. “Megan is an exceptional person that brings excellent playing and professional experience to our program. She will bring a first-class character, an unparalleled work ethic and an ability to inspire and serve others. She truly embodies the values of our program at Notre Dame.”
“It is an honor to be joining the Notre Dame family,” Kurey said. “I am grateful to Coach Silverio for this incredible opportunity. I look forward to working alongside her to continue building a championship culture and developing our student-athletes on and off the court. Notre Dame is a truly special place and I am excited to represent the University and carry on the tradition of excellence.”
Kurey’s single season as an assistant at Kansas State saw her help the Wildcats to a Big 12 Quarterfinal appearance while Anna Turco was named an all-conference selection. In addition, three Wildcat players were named Academic All-Big 12 honorees.
She arrived in Manhattan, Kansas, following one year as a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater, Georgia Tech. The 2017-18 Yellow Jackets went 25-6, advancing to the NCAA semifinals and posting a 12-2 record in ACC play. Paige Houigan and Kenya Jones were named ITA All-Americans, while Johnnise Renaud joined those two as All-ACC players.
Kurey played for the Yellow Jackets from 2012-16, with Silverio serving an an assistant coach in Kurey’s first two seasons. Kurey was a two-time team captain and three-time Academic All-ACC selection.
The 2013-14 season saw Kurey and playing partner Kendal Woodard win the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Doubles Championship after winning the Southeast Regional Doubles Championship. The duo ascended to No. 1 in the ITA’s national doubles rankings in February before compiling a 27-11 record, ITA All-America honors and the No. 6 seed in the NCAA Doubles Championship.
Kurey capped her career at Georgia Tech with a 57-30 record in doubles and a 55-34 mark in singles.
The Roswell, Georgia, native graduated with a degree in business administration in May 2016 and was a graduate assistant with the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream while completing her master’s degree in sports administration from Georgia State.