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Melissa Schaub named Ohio State women’s tennis coach

The Ohio State women’s tennis team has their new coach.

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Melissa Schaub spent the 2012-13 season as an interim coach for the Buckeyes and was named the full-time coach by the university on Tuesday.

Last year under Schaub, the Buckeyes went 10-14 as a team and were eliminated in the first round of the Big Ten tournament, losing five straight matches to end the season.

Before joining OSU as an assistant coach in 2011, she was a member of the Middle Tennessee State coaching staff for five seasons. Prior to her coaching career, Schaub attended the University of Tennessee where she was an All-American during her freshman season.

Schuab, a native of Lexington, Ohio, had ties to OSU prior to the beginning of her time in Columbus. Her brother, Ty Schaub, played tennis for the Buckeyes and led the team as a captain during it’s 2009 campaign.

“We are pleased to have Melissa Schaub as the new head coach for our women’s tennis program,” Director of Athletics Gene Smith said in a statement. “She has the skill to lead our team into the future and back into the upper echelon of the Big Ten.”

Schaub’s current contract is worth $80,000 and will remain unchanged until merit increases go into effect on Sept. 1.

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