Smithfield’s Spring is named RIC men’s head tennis coach

Smithfield’s Spring is named RIC men’s head tennis coach

PROVIDENCE – Former Smithfield High girls’ tennis coach Adam Spring was recently named the Rhode Island College new head men’s tennis coach. Spring, who currently serves as RIC’s head women’s tennis coach, will now be in charge of both programs.

“I’m excited and honored to be named the head men’s tennis coach,” Spring said in a press release. “It is my goal to unite both the men’s and women’s programs and build a strong tennis family and foundation for many competitive years ahead.”

As the head women’s coach at RIC, Spring has posted a 57-20 overall record over the past five seasons. He has guided the Anchorwomen to the last two Little East Conference regular-season championships and was named the Little East Coach of the Year in 2013 and 2015. During Spring’s tenure, RIC has appeared in three Little East Tournament championship matches.

Spring had spent 13 years as the head coach for the men’s tennis team at Johnson & Wales, posting a 102-83 mark during his career. The Wildcats captured the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) championship in 2008, and Spring took them to four GNAC Tournament finals. He was also named the GNAC Coach of the Year multiple times.

Spring, who has been a teacher at Smithfield High for the past 20 years, has been teaching and coaching tennis in Rhode Island since 1991, serving both as a head and an assistant coach. He was the head girls’ tennis coach at Smithfield from 1998-2012 and guided the Sentinels to the Division II title three times (2009-11), as well as the Division III championship in 2006 and ‘07.

Spring also coached at Chariho High from 1991-94, starting the Chargers first girls’ program and serving as an assistant coach for the boys’ squad.