Amherst tennis coach Paul Biddle is among 10 middle and high school coaches throughout the national recognized Monday by the United States Tennis Association. Middle was named to the USTA's 2016 No-Cut Coach All-Star team.
The coaches honored are those who implement a "no-cut" polity to welcome and encourage all interested student to be part of their school's tennis team.
A Clarence resident, Biddle, 36, has been a music teacher and tennis coach at Amherst Central Schools since 2003. He coached modified tennis to Middle School students for nine years and has been coaching varsity boys and girls tennis for five years. Biddle holds an overall record of 101-22 as a varsity tennis coach. Over the years, the Amherst varsity teams have won many division titles and has had players qualify for local, sectional and state tournaments.
"All of the coaches we have chosen to honor this year play a critical role not only in the development of student-athletes throughout the year, but in the success of No-Cut Tennis and the sport of tennis as a whole," said Glenn Arrington, Director, USTA High School Tennis. "Each and every one of these coaches foster inclusion and continue to help shape today’s youth into well-rounded student athletes."