|Title:||Interim Head Coach|
Kristen Ortman was named Interim Head Coach on August 23, 2012, taking over for Kathy Twist, who was named Senior Associate Athletic Director.
Ortman begins her fifth season on staff with two stints as an assistant coach and one as the Coordinator of Tennis Operations. Overall, Ortman enters her 11th season as a member of the UB tennis program as she was a four-year letterwinner for Twist before graduating in 2005-06.
Ortman finished her career with school records for most singles wins (59) and doubles wins (59) in a career. She compiled a 59-38 singles mark and a 59-41 doubles record, culminating her career with a season-best 19 victories in both singles and doubles play in 2005-06.
A team captain on the court, Ortman also excelled in the classroom, earning Academic All-Mid-American Conference honors in 2006 and being named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Scholar-Athlete list in 2004 and 2005. She also earned membership into UB’s Mortar Board Society and Golden Key International Honour Society.
A Western New York native, Ortman graduated from Amherst High School in 2002. She earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from UB in 2006 and a master’s degree in higher education administation in 2008.