July 8, 2009 | Kingsborough Community College, Newsmakers
For Coach of the Year Barry Goldsmith, it’s about giving credit where credit is due. “Any coach who doesn’t give credit to their players is remiss,” said Goldsmith, Kingsborough Community College’s tennis coach for more than 27 years. “I’ve had some of the best players in the country.” Goldsmith was named this season’s Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XV, Division III, and alongside his talented female players, captured the 2009 NJCAA Division III championship. Coach Goldsmith, who led the KCC’s men’s tennis team to a national title in 1998, discusses his most recent accomplishment, his feelings for the students, as well as his 13-year experience as a United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Master Professional.