A former Mississippi State four-year tennis player has returned to coach in the program as Mississippi State announced Tanner Stump will serve as the new assistant tennis coach Wednesday.
Stump, who most recently held the same title at Furman University, will start his tenure in Starkville on August 1. Stump, who spent the 2014 season in Greenville, South Carolina, helped guide the Paladins to a 16-9 record and a birth in the conference championship match.
Before coaching in the Palmetto State, Stump served as an assistant at Middle Tennessee from 2012 to 2013, helping guide the program to consecutive Sun Belt Championship appearances. In 2012, the Blue Raiders captured the title and made their 11th NCAA Championship appearance.
While playing in Starkville, Stump helped Mississippi State return to national stature as the team picked up its first SEC West Title and a top-20 finish in the ITA National Rankings his senior season.