YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College Director of Athletics Randy Dunn announced today the addition of Cammie Nix as the Mountain Lions' new women's tennis coach.
Cammie Nix named women's tennis coach for Mountain Lions
"I am so pleased to have Cammie Nix as our new head women's tennis coach," said Dunn. "Cammie's experience as a (NCAA) Division I student-athlete and her years of coaching at the D-I (University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of South Carolina Upstate) level will provide our student-athletes with the leadership they will need to become a contender as a member of the very competitive Peach Belt Conference and in NCAA Division II."
Nix comes to the Enchanted Valley after spending the past two seasons in Spartanburg, S.C., as the assistant men's and women's tennis at USC Upstate where she assisted in all facets of the program. Last season, the Spartans went 14-8 – a seven-win improvement over 2012 – in women's tennis and advanced to the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament.
"I am so excited about the opportunity that Coach Dunn and (YHC President) Cathy Cox have given me," said Nix. "I can't wait to get started. YHC is a great place with so much to offer and I look forward to the future of the tennis program."
Nix served as the assistant women's tennis coach at UAB for two years prior to USC Upstate. During her time in Birmingham, Nix was responsible for organizing both team and individual practices, assisting with recruiting efforts and monitoring academic progress of student-athletes. She also oversaw fundraising efforts for the Blazer tennis program.
Before entering the coaching ranks, Nix was a four-year letterwinner (2002-06) as a member of the women's tennis team at Birmingham-Southern College. She earned Team MVP honors after the 2005 and 2006 campaigns and was voted Most Improved Player after her freshman season. She earned Big South Conference Presidential Honor Roll accolades all four years and was an all-conference performer as a senior. Nix, a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, double majored in biology and psychology, graduating in May 2006.
The Mountain Lions finished the season with a college-record 16 wins (16-4) and they finished in fourth place in its first season in the Peach Belt Conference with a 10-3 record.