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Larkin Elevated to Associate Head Coach of Women’s Tennis

by | Jul 22, 2021

Davidson College Women’s Tennis team, family, and friends. (pre-COVID photo)


DAVIDSON, N.C. — After four years on staff with the Davidson women’s tennis program, Kelly Larkin has been promoted to associate head coach, head coach Susanne Depka announced Thursday. 

“I’m so excited for Kelly and this opportunity,” said Depka. “She has been with me since the beginning and I am so grateful to have her by my side. She has been an integral part of our program and has made a tremendous impact in many areas such as player development and recruiting. Our team has made huge strides due to her hard work and dedication; and I am delighted to promote her to associate head coach. I look forward to what the future holds for Davidson women’s tennis.” 

In her four seasons with the ‘Cats, Larkin has helped lead the team to a 42-36 overall record and three-straight Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinal appearances. She has also played an integral role in the player development of A-10 All-Conference players Alexandra Abele and rising junior Josie Schaffer.

“I would like to thank Director of Athletics, Chris Clunie, and Head Coach, Susanne Depka, for giving me this opportunity,” Larkin said. “It is an honor to be recognized for my contributions to the women’s tennis program. Their belief in me and the support they have shown me during my time at Davidson has meant the world. Davidson Athletics has become my home and my family. I couldn’t be more excited for my new role and I look forward to taking on the responsibilities that come along with it.”

A 2014 graduate of UNC Wilmington, Larkin (then Cameron) was a four-year standout for the Seahawks and helped lead her squad to a CAA conference title and NCAA tournament berth.

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