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The University of Colorado has hired a Vietnamese American man as the new head women’s tennis coach, 9NEWS reports.
Assistant coach Anthony Pham will now be head coach Anthony Pham. The 39-year-old took over as interim head coach on July 1 for Danielle Steinberg, who resigned due to family reasons.
According to The Denver Post, Pham is the first Vietnamese American head coach at CU in any sport. CU believes he is the first Vietnamese American coach at a Power 5 conference (Pac-12, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC).
Pham says he is grateful for the opportunity.
“It’s amazing,” he told 9NEWS. “It’s a huge honor. It’s a privilege. Extremely grateful for the opportunity. My title is tennis coach but it’s my hope that it’s much more than that. I’m here to support them in anything and everything that they do on a daily basis.”
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