June 21, 1999 - by
Noles to Conduct Nat’l Search for New Men’s Tennis Coach

June 8, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – David Barron submitted his resignation as
Florida State’s head men’s tennis coach on Tuesday. Barron, who coached
the Seminoles for the past nine years, led FSU to a 13-10 record in dual
matches this past spring and a 141-85 dual match record over his career at

Barron, who will soon complete his PhD in sports management at FSU,
said it “has been a wonderful nine years but I feel, all things considered,
it is time to embark on a new career. I will truly miss the challenge of
taking FSU to a higher level. I wish the best for my successor and Florida
State. I will miss FSU deeply.”

Florida State Director of Athletics Dave Hart said FSU would engage
in a national search to find FSU’s new men’s tennis coach. “Acceptance of
David Barron’s letter of resignation as head coach of our men’s tennis
program is accompanied by appreciation for all of his efforts during his
tenure at Florida State,” said Hart.

“It is our intent to attract the best tennis coach available as we
move into the search process,” Hart added.

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