Benay Weintraub Joins Amherst Women's Tennis Coaching Staff

Benay Weintraub Joins Amherst Women's Tennis Coaching Staff

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College women's tennis program will enter their regular season of play with Benay Weintraub, who was named the assistant coach in the fall of 2018, as she aims to continue to help guide the Mammoths to a successful spring slate after an impressive fall season which included a 6-3 win over Williams in their opening dual match of the 2018-19 campaign.

Weintraub was a 2015 graduate from Whittier College with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology & Nutrition Sciences. At Whittier, she was a four-year member of the tennis team and an ITA Scholar-Athlete. Weintraub currently is pursuing her Master's Degree in Exercise and Sport Studies at Smith College and is expected to graduate this year (2019). Since 2017, she has also been a graduate teaching fellow at Smith.

Prior to joining the Mammoths, Weintraub was an Assistant men's and women's tennis coach at Millsaps College. Her responsibilities included a recruitment and social media coordinator while also serving as the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Advisor. Weintraub played a pivotal role in securing the Majors' Class of 2017 recruiting class, which was recognized as the #23 Women's Recruiting Class by tennisrecruiting.net. That same year, the men's team were runners up in the SAA Conference Championships with an overall record of 24-6.

Weintraub has led players to numerous All-Conference and All-Academic honors along with ITA New England Singles Champions and Doubles Finalists.

Weintraub also has experience at the Division II level when she served as the Assistant Men's and Women's Tennis Coach as well as the Compliance Coordinator at Western New Mexico University. She was responsible for the coordination, implementation and monitoring of all NCAA Division II, Lone Star Conference, University and Athletic Department procedures and policies. Also, from 2015 to 2016 she was the Assistant Women's Tennis Coach at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.

Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Weintraub is a 2017 Class 43 graduate of the NCAA Women's Coaches Academy, now called WeCoach, and was recently accepted into the WeCoach Mentor Program.  She is certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association and is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators.