James honored as wheelchair tennis coach

May 1, 2012

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced that Dan James, USTA Manager of Wheelchair Tennis and the U.S. Wheelchair Tennis Coach, has been named the 2011 Wheelchair Tennis Coach of the Year by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). James will be presented with a trophy during the 2012 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Seoul, Korea.

This will be James’ second ITF Wheelchair Tennis Coach of the Year Award, with the first coming in 2007, where he served as the head coach at the Parapan American Games.

“I am truly honored to be recognized with this award once again by the ITF,” said James. “Without the USTA staff, coaches, and especially our exceptional players, this would not be possible.”

This summer, James will serve as the head coach for the 2012 London Paralympic Games. James was the men’s head coach at the Sydney, Australia Paralympic Games (2000), and head coach at the Athens, Greece (2004) and Beijing, China (2008) Paralympic Games.

The coach of the year is nominated by the International Wheelchair Tennis Association (IWTA) member nations, then voted on by the IWTA Management Committee.