Lamar Tennis Camps
Volunteer Assistant Coach - Women's Tennis
Former Lamar player Jon Flanagan is in his 11th season as a volunteer assistant with the Lady Cardinals tennis team.
In 2002, Lamar head coach David Coach Wong invited Flanigan to work with his teams as a volunteer assistant. It seems that being a part of a team that is steadily improving year after year is hard to leave, especially when you factor in the winning attitude of the Lady Cardinals.
Flanagan started teaching tennis in the Beaumont Parks and Recreation summer program for three years while in high school. After completing his marketing degree in 1975, he began teaching at the Beaumont Country Club, specializing in junior players. His students included numerous state ranked players, two No. 1 state-ranked players as well as one that was ranked 16th nationally. In 1979 he went to work for the Sherwin-Williams Paint Co. and is currently the manager for the main branch in Beaumont.
Flanagan grew up in Beaumont, a member of a prominent tennis family, parents Floyd and Sue as well as brother Kurt and sister Susan were all top ranked local players. He was fortunate to be a scholarship player for Lamar under coach Ron Wesbrooks from 1972-1975, a team that won three consecutive Southland Conference titles.
Flanagan currently resides in Lumberton, Texas, with his wife of more than 30 years, Melinda. Flanagan has two sons Nicholas and Justin and one granddaughter, Kayla.
Graduate Assistant - Men's Tennis
Marton Horvath enters his first season as a graduate assistant looking to continue the building process he helped initiate as a player.
A four-year letterwinner for the Cardinals, Horvath racked up 40 career singles victories and 24 wins in doubles. Following an 11-9 singles campaign in 2011, the Budapest, Hungary, native earned a spot on the All-Southland Second Team for a second consecutive season, becoming the first Cardinal player to accomplish the feat since Jakob Paulsen in 2002-03.
Volunteer Assistant Coach - Men's Tennis
Carlos Valdenebro is entering his first season as a volunteer assistant after notable final season in the Red and White last year.
The native of Sevilla, Spain, became the first All-Southland First Team honoree since 2008 and joined an exclusive club of just four players to be named the the conference's top team in both singles and doubles.
Valdenebro was also a standout player at Eastern Kentucky, and he completed his collegiate career with 52 singles victories.