Gengler to retire as women's tennis coach after 25 years

July 17, 2003 3:51 p.m.

Louise Gengler will retire as women's tennis coach after the 2004 season, ending a 25-year tenure that is the longest of any female coach in Princeton history.

Gengler, a three-sport athlete as a member of Princeton's class of 1975, has led the Tigers to seven Ivy League championships and four Eastern Intercollegiate Tennis Association championships as coach. She has a career record of 323-174 entering her final season.

Gengler currently trails only men's track coach Fred Samara and women's track coach Peter Farrell among active Princeton coaches in length of service.

"Few people have had as remarkable a career in athletics at Princeton as Louise Gengler," said Gary Walters, Princeton's director of athletics. "As an undergraduate, she was a pioneer in the evolution of women's athletics at Princeton. As a coach, she has been a tremendous role model and teacher to the student-athletes who have been fortunate to play for her."

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