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Kyle Burton, former Tiger tennis star and graduate assistant to the men's and women's tennis teams, was named the Interim Assistant Coach to the men's tennis program January 2019.
In his last year in blue and white, Burton earned the TSU Academic Excellence Award for the highest GPA among male student-athletes, while leading TSU with 10 singles wins with a 10-3 singles record and posted a 9-2 singles record in dual match including an 8-2 mark at No. 5 singles. Alongside his partner Tom Vanden Broeck-Parant, Burton led Big Blue with nine doubles victories. Burton helped the Tigers win its first Ohio Valley Conference match since 2002.
Shortly after receiving his bachelor’s, Burton helped organize a tennis program at the Hadley Park Tennis Center, where he also served as a Teaching Pro, coaching students 18 and under.
Burton graduated from Tennessee State University in the spring of 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science, and again with a Master's of Arts in Education with a concentration in Sports Administration in 2018.
Burton hopes to obtain a Doctoral degree in Sports Management, and aspires to become a Division I Athletic Director.