Saints Hire Vechione to Lead Tennis Program

Brock Kappelmann - October 13, 2020 6:49 am

Kenny Hernandez

LIBERAL, Kan.- Seward County Community College is excited to announce Mitch Vechione as the next head coach for the men’s and women’s tennis programs. Vechione, a native of El Paso Texas, was previously the head tennis coach at New Mexico Military Institute (NJCAA Region 5) in Roswell, New Mexico. Before becoming the head coach of the Broncos, he served as an assistant coach at Western New Mexico University (NCAA D2) and Seminole State College (NJCAA Region 2) in Oklahoma.  Vechione has also been a private and group tennis instructor for 10 years.

Vechione competed at Seminole State College in the Junior College circuit, where he was ranked 30th in doubles and 3rd in singles. After two seasons he moved on to Texas A&M University-Texarkana and ended his collegiate career competing at Southwestern Christian University. During his senior year of competition at Southwestern Christian University, Vechione was awarded the NAIA Champions Character Award for his action displayed during a doubles match against Kansas Wesleyan University.

The 2019-20 season was cut short for the Lady Saints but they were ranked in the top 10 and we’re looking for a late push with an all-freshman roster gaining quality experience. The men’s team finished ranked 3rd in the nation before the season ended but had success in the Fall ITA Cup that they looked to build on.

In the classroom, the programs also had great success where the men’s tennis team had a GPA of 3.49 and the women’s tennis team had a 3.66 GPA this past year.

Vechione is eager to get started with the team and continue the success on and off the court that has been established here at Seward County.

For more information about Seward County Tennis or Seward County Athletics, contact the athletic department at 620-417-1550


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