TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Head coach Jennifer Hyde has announced the addition of volunteer assistant coach Ryann Foster to the Seminole coaching staff.
Foster comes to Tallahassee after playing four years of college tennis at the highest level. She began her career at the University of Texas before finishing out her college career with her final three seasons at LSU.
“I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to assist head coach Jennifer Hyde and assistant coach Matej Zlatkovic, in the growth and development of the Florida State women’s tennis team,” said Foster. “FSU is a world-class institution with an outstanding athletic department that produces not only championship teams, but high achievement in the classroom as well. I am looking forward to positively impacting the team with my collegiate experiences in the Big 12 and SEC conferences as well as on the WTA/ITF tours. I feel very honored to join the Seminole family.”
Prior to college Foster was the top-ranked player in the state of Florida and won National Championships in 14s and 12s in both doubles and singles.
“We are very excited to welcome Ryann to the Florida State coaching staff,” said Hyde. “I had the pleasure of recruiting her when she was a student-athlete and we are very excited to get her here the second time around. She brings with her a wealth of experience playing in the top positions in the SEC and has a full understanding of college tennis and everything that comes with it. I know she will have an immediate impact within the program. We can’t wait to get her on campus in a couple of weeks and get started.”
In her three seasons at LSU Foster amassed a 71-37 singles record and a 57-49 doubles record, while being named team captain her final two seasons. She was named All-Louisiana Second Team three times (2016-18), the Louisiana Newcomer of the Year (2016) an ITA All-American (2017) and a Second Team All-SEC member (2018).
Foster earned the sixth-most wins in LSU history in just three years and made an appearance in the 2017 NCAA Doubles Final Four. She has reached a career-high WTA singles ranking of 869 and doubles ranking of 830.
Previously, Foster was an assistant tennis professional at Prouts Neck Country Club and was a student assistant coach at LSU for the 2018-19 season.
Foster, originally from Wayne, N.J, majored in Nutrition and Food Science at LSU.