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Lynn Nabors-McNally Named Team USA Developmental Coach of the Year

April 13, 2015 02:52 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. APRIL 13, 2015 --- Lynn Nabors-McNally of Cincinnati, coach and mother of 2014 USTA National Champions John and Caty McNally, was recognized as the 2014 Team USA Developmental Coach of the Year at the second annual Team USA Coaching Awards reception on April 6.  The awards are part of USTA Player Development’s Team USA initiative to work collaboratively with developmental coaches and programs across America.

Nabors-McNally was honored along with legendary coaches Jimmy Evert, Dennis Van Der Meer, and John Wilkerson.  The Tucker Tennis Academy in Tulsa, Okla. was named the 2014 Team USA Developmental Program of the Year.  The awards reception took place at the ASICS Easter Bowl junior tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif.

“Jimmy, Dennis and John have been synonymous with coaching excellence for decades, and we’re honored to be able to recognize them as Team USA Coaching Legends,” said USTA Player Development Manager Patrick McEnroe.  “On top of that, Lynn and the team at the Tucker Tennis Academy have done outstanding work this past year and deserve to be acknowledged for setting such a high standard for coaching success.”

Nabors-McNally is a renowned junior coach in Cincinnati who produced – in every sense of the term – two 2014 USTA National Champions.  Her son, John, swept the Boys’ 16s National Championships’ singles and doubles titles at Kalamazoo, Mich., capping a year in which he also won the Boys’ 16s singles titles at the USTA National Clay Court Championships, Easter Bowl and International Spring Championships.  Meanwhile, her daughter, Caty, swept the Girls’ 14s National Championships’ singles and doubles titles and ended the year ranked No. 1 in the USTA Girls’ 14s national rankings.  Nabors-McNally, a member of the Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame who played at Northwestern University and on the pro tour, coaches out of The Club at Harper’s Point and is also the coach of the boys’ and girls’ varsity teams at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.