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Alexander Free Resigns as Men's Tennis Head Coach

Head Coach Alexander Free
Head Coach Alexander Free

POCATELLO, Idaho- Idaho State men’s tennis coach Alexander Free has resigned from his position as head coach to take a job at another institution.

Free has been the head coach at Idaho State for the last two years. This past year the Bengals were 12-12 and 4-4 in Big Sky play and in his first year, while the Bengals finished 8-11, they qualified for the Big Sky Conference tournament and advanced to the championship match.

“I have been honored to serve as the head coach at Idaho State. I want to thank Pauline Thiros for her leadership and her confidence in me as a young coach. I will be forever grateful for the trust she placed in me two years ago. I would like to thank all the administration and support staff who have worked incredibly hard to help us build the program to where it is today. Most importantly, I want to thank the players who have poured their heart and soul into making Idaho State one of the premier programs in the Big Sky Conference. This program is bigger than one coach or one individual, the success of this program will continue on long into the future.”

A national search has begun for Free’s replacement.

Rachel was born and raised in Pocatello and is now studying for a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Rachel is a student-athlete on both ISU’s Track and Cross-Country teams. When Rachel isn’t running, she enjoys travelling, sleepy Sundays spent working in coffee shops and adventuring in Idaho’s wilderness. Her research interests include sustainable development, environmental policy and public policy theory.