Program Coordinator Spotlight: Head Tennis Coach – Lainy Hanson

Where did you go to college?
  • Texas State University
What was a memorable college experience for you?
  • Having all our team meals and all of the foreign athletes thinking all of the campus food was amazing
Where did you coach/work before St. Andrew's?
  • I coached at Mac360, Barton Creek Country Club, and Lost Creek Country Club
What do you enjoy most about working at St. Andrew's?
  • The students! They are such wonderful kids and have fantastic manners
What is your favorite movie?
  • Dirty Dancing
What is your go to game day snack?
  • Bananas
What is a something positive that you have experienced or been able to do during the pandemic?
  • Just this week, I have seen a community come together and support each other during crisis
What is your favorite moment as a member of the SAS Athletic Staff?
  • I haven't had many since I am so new, but the support I have had is like no other. The athletic directors have been amazing to me
Favorite Book?
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear
Favorite Quote?
  • "You never know how strong you are, until it's your only choice." – Bob Marley
Favorite sports to watch/follow outside of work?
  • Dallas Cowboys!
What's your walk-up song?
  • Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi
Favorite vacation spot?
  • Love the beach
If you weren't working in athletics, what would you be doing?
  • No idea, athletics is where I belong
What do you enjoy most about SPC?
  • The kids 
If you could coach any sport (that you do not already coach) what would it be?
  • Volleyball
How many years have you been a coach/staff member at St. Andrew's?
  • Two
Do you have any unique pre or post game rituals?
  • Celebrating wins!
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