Grimshaw named North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Coach of the Year in Men's Tennis

Grimshaw named North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Coach of the Year in Men's Tennis

2017 NAC Men's Tennis All Conference Team

North Adams, MA- The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) has announced that MCLA's Trevor Grimshaw has been tabbed as the Coach of the Year following a vote of the league's coaches. The honor is the first for Grimshaw during his tenure as Trailblazer head coach.

Grimshaw, who is in only his third season at the helm of the Trailblazers, has earned his first NAC East Coach of the Year honor after leading his squad to their second postseason appearance in three seasons.  MCLA, on the heels of a 3-3 conference mark, enters this weekend's NAC East Division Championship Tournament as the No. 4 seed.

Overall, he sports a 12-19 lifetime record with an 8-10 record in conference matches. Over his three year reign, he has coached a pair of All-NAC performers in junior Aaron Goldsmith and senior Rob Wabshinak, as both have been named all-conference honorees every season under his guidance.

Grimshaw also doubles as the women's coach at MCLA.  He took on those duties this past fall after starting as just the men's coach.

2017 NAC East Division Men's Tennis All-Conference Teams


First Team Singles
Dean Boodakian, Senior, Colby-Sawyer
Ryan Chasse, Freshman, Thomas            
Aaron Goldsmith, Junior, MCLA
Gustav Jigrup, Junior, Colby-Sawyer
Seth Marcil, Senior, Castleton
Alex Wright, Sophomore, Colby-Sawyer 


First Team Doubles
Colby-Sawyer - Dean Boodakian, Senior / Ryan Sawyer, Senior
Colby-Sawyer - Gustav Jigrup, Junior / Alex Wright, Sophomore
Thomas - Ryan Chasse, Freshman / Zachary Disch, Junior 


Second Team Singles
Quentin Barthe, Senior, Castleton
Zachary Disch, Junior, Thomas  
Ryan Mulder, Junior, Castleton
Kei Sako, Sophomore, Green Mountain
Ryan Sawyer, Senior, Colby-Sawyer
Robert Wabshinak, Senior, MCLA 


Second Team Doubles
Castleton - Quentin Barthe, Junior / Seth Marcil, Senior
MCLA - Aaron Goldsmith, Junior / Robert Wabshinak, Senior
Thomas - Kaleb Payson, Freshman / Jared Waterhouse, Freshman 


Player of the Year
Gustav Jigrup, Junior, Colby-Sawyer
Rookie of the Year
Ryan Chasse, Freshman, Thomas
Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year
Jeffrey Mason, Senior, MCLA
Coach of the Year
Trevor Grimshaw, 3rd season, MCLA 


Sportsmanship Team
Ryan Broderick, Junior, Colby-Sawyer
Ryan Chasse, Freshman, Thomas
Tyler Hall, Senior, Lyndon
Seth Marcil, Senior, Castleton
Jack Peterson, Sophomore, MCLA
Brady Rainville, Senior, Johnson State
Eric Wade, Senior, Green Mountain