University of Scranton head women's tennis coach Janice Winslow was recently named the 2018 United States Tennis Association's Eastern Pennsylvania District College Coach of the Year. Winslow will receive the award from the organization at a banquet on June 9th.
The Eastern Pennsylvania District (EPD) is one of six districts that make up the USTA Middle States. EPD services Northeastern Pennsylvania and the counties of Berks, Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming.
Winslow recently just finished off her sixth season as the head coach of the Royals women's tennis program and in that time has put together an impressive resume.
In six years, she's led the Royals to a 73-39 mark in six seasons (.652), to go along with a 35-6 ledger in Landmark Conference play (.854). She's led the Royals to the Landmark Conference playoffs in each of her six seasons as head coach, winning the conference title in 2014 and 2018, while reaching the title match in 2015, 2017, and 2019.
The 2015 and 2018 Landmark Conference coach of the year, Winslow has coached the last two Landmark Conference Players of the Year in Julia Frattaroli and current junior Nastashia DeNunzio (Dunmore, Pa./Dumore). Winslow's 2017-18 Royals team broke the program record for wins in a season going 19-4, winning the Landmark and also capturing a match in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Winslow returned to coaching in 2013 after leading the women's tennis team at nearby Marywood University in Scranton for 21 seasons from 1986 to 2007. During that time, she became the winningest coach in Marywood athletics history (she now ranks second) by going 199-63 (.760) while posting 20 winning seasons, including 10 seasons of 10-or-more victories.
The Pacers won nine Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) titles and two Eastern States Athletic Conference titles under Winslow's tutelage. She was PAC Coach of the Year on six occasions and was inducted into the Marywood Athletics Hall of Fame in 2003. Two years earlier, she led the Pacers to a school record-tying 14 victories as part of a nine-season run of 10-or-more victories that spanned from 1997-98 through 2005-06.
Winslow started her professional career at The University of Scranton in 1986 when she was hired as Associate Director of Recreational Sports. She served in that capacity until 1997, when she became the Director of Recreational Sports, the title she currently holds. She has also served as an adjunct professor in The University's Department of Exercise Science since 1994. She was honored with membership in the Pro Deo et Universitate for 20 years of service at The University in 2005. She received her master's in Human Resources Administration from The University in 1996.
Winslow is also a member and active volunteer with the Lupus Foundation of Northeastern Pennsylvania and was honored as a "Northeast Woman" in 1998 for her work with the Foundation.