BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College announced on May 6, 2011, that Kethan Darbar has been named as the new head coach of the Tornado and Lady Tornado tennis programs.
Darbar comes to King from Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn., where he led the men's and women's programs the last two seasons.
Throughout his head coaching career Darbar has a combined 21-33 record, 11-15 on the men's side and 10-18 leading the women, as Lambuth endeavored to make the transition from NAIA to NCAA status. This past season the men went 6-10 which marked the most wins for the team in over 11 years. The women won five matches each season under Darbar's guidance, the most since the 2004 season.
He was a member of the Lambuth men's tennis team from 2005 to 2009. Darbar graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management in 2009. Upon graduation he was an assistant at his alma mater before taking over as head coach.
The Sao Paulo, Brazil native, spent time at the EGA Tennis Academy as a Pro Tennis Player in his hometown. While there he helped mentor younger players and competed in national tournaments throughout Brazil and South America. Darbar also competed in International Tennis Federation Futures events.
Darbar replaces Greg Lumb who has served as interim coach since January.