June 24, 2016
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics Warde Manuel announced Friday (June 24) that Adam Steinberg will be reinstated as head men's tennis coach after leaving on June 15 for the same position at Arizona State University.
Steinberg reached out to officials at Arizona State on Friday morning to let them know he would not be taking the position. When asked about returning to the University of Michigan, Manuel accepted Steinberg's request.
"This is a unique circumstance, but we are glad Adam came to the conclusion that leading the Michigan men's tennis program was the best decision for him and his family," said Manuel. "We look forward to the continued success of the program."
Steinberg has coached at Michigan for two seasons, compiling a 28-25 overall record. He led the Wolverines to an impressive turnaround in 2015-16, recording a 21-8 record just one year after the team finished 7-17. This past season U-M was selected for the NCAA Tournament and reached the second round after a 4-3 win over East Tennessee State.
"I look forward to being at the University of Michigan for many years to come and to build upon what we have established the last two years," said Steinberg. "I want to thank the athletics administration for their continued belief in me as a leader for the program."
U-M returns 10 letterwinners, including all six regulars from the singles lineup, for 2016-17.
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