Doane University announces coaching changes in tennis and women’s basketball

Tracee Fairbanks, who has been the women’s basketball coach at Doane since 1999, has resigned her position, the school announced Monday.

Fairbanks won 308 games with the Tigers, leading them to the NAIA national tournament twice. Doane went 6-23 this season, but did have an overtime win over national semifinalist Northwestern.

Fairbanks, who was a player at Doane before graduating in 1997, will continue to be a professor in the mathematics department and academic advisor at Doane.

Doane names new coach

Ed Hubbs, who has been Doane’s director of tennis the past three years, has been named its men’s and women’s head coach, the school announced Monday.

Hubbs has plenty of experience with the sport. He was Creighton’s head tennis coach for 17 years before becoming director of tennis for the City of Omaha parks and recreation department.

As a player, Hubbs was a standout at Doane and was inducted into the school’s hall of fame in 2014. He also was inducted into the Nebraska Tennis Hall of Fame in 2003.

Hubbs takes over for Seth Harris, who accepted a position in Texas. Doane won the GPAC men’s regular-season title this spring, its first conference title since 1980.