Bridgeman new girls tennis coach at DHS
Cameron Bridgeman will be the new girls tennis coach at Darlington High, school officials announced today. Bridgeman, who teaches at Lamar Elementary and the Darlington Adult Education program, comes to the Falcon program with extensive tennis experience.
“We are excited to have Ms. Bridgeman on our coaching staff,” said Dr. Greg Harrison, principal. “Coach Bridgeman brings a lot of knowledge and experience to our players and team.”
Bridgeman has been playing tennis all her life. She was among the Top 25 tennis players in South Carolina when she was ten and a tournament player (both singles and doubles) from 1998-2006. In high school, Bridgeman played on the West Florence Varsity Team and was Most Improved Player for two years and Most Valuable Player for two years. She has been a USTA Tennis League Player since 2008 and is ranked 3.5. As a mixed doubles player, Bridgeman competed in three state championships and one regional championship.
“Tennis has always been a huge part of my life,” said Bridgeman. “Through tennis I have not only learned the game but I have also learned important life lessons that have strengthened my character and made me the person I am today. I look forward to working with our tennis players and sharing with them the lessons and opportunities tennis brings.”
Bridgeman holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from the College of Charleston and a Masters of Education in Learning Disabil-ities from Francis Marion Uni-versity. She teaches first grade at Lamar Elementary School.
“Coach Bridgeman is a perfect fit for our Girls Tennis program right now. Through her knowledge of the game and passion for tennis, we believe she will continue the success of our girls program,” said Coach Phil Jones, DHS athletic director. “We are ecstatic that Coach Bridgeman will be a Falcon and we welcome her to our athletic staff.”