After graduating from NMMI, Will Cavin spent 25 years teaching and coaching with the Roswell School District. In 2016, he tookon a new challenge: head coach of the Colt boys and girls tennis teams.
“It’s a great opportunity to come back to my alma mater and help out with the athletics program,” said the 1985 Institute grad.
Although he coached boys golf at Goddard for eight years, and another year with the ladies at Roswell, coaching the sport of tennis is something different.
“This is my first go round with coaching tennis,” he said. “It’s definitely a little different beast in comparison to coaching golf, but I’ve had fun with it so far. I’m looking forward to the season.”
But he’s not doing the job on his own.
“We’ve got good support from Faye Stokes and the Roswell Tennis Association,” he said. “All of them have been very helpful. It’s been nice having both coaches O’Connell (NMMI Bronco coaches Dan and William); they’ve been helping out. … I’ve had a lot of help from coach (Jerry) Holm from Goddard High School; coach (Kelly) McDonald from Roswell High. And (former Goddard) coach (Becky) Joyce has been great as well.”
He got his feet wet at the Goddard Invitational and he’s looking forward to the rest of his time with the Institute.
“The tennis community is really an organization where everybody is willing to help out,” he said. “For me, I’ve played a lot of tennis but I’ve never, at the high school level, played in the tournaments. So this is a new experience figuring out the duals and the tournaments and the qualifying to go to state and everything. It’s going to be fun.”