SARA CARRASCO


Tennis Coach
Laredo Junior College
Conference Champions 199 5
National JUCO Athletic Assn.
Men's Hall of Fame 2002

Dr. Sara Campos Carrasco, Ph.D .. , the first woman named to the National Junior College Athletic
Association Tennis Hall of Fame and Laredo Community College's first tennis coach, will join
another Hall of Fame this year. Carrasco, native of Laredo, graduated from Texas Woman's University
(Denton) in 1966. She also has a masters and doctorate degree. Her first job was as a physical
education teacher at Christen Middle School. She was there five years. She coached girls basketball, track and field and bo~ and :: irl
tennis at Christen. She joined the LCC staff when the college started its PE program in 1971. By 1972, LCC had its first imercolle=tate
program under athletic director Dave Segler. In the spring, Carrasco was coaching the first men and women tennis team at LCC. a
position she held through 1998. The LCC tennis program gave Laredo and area high school netters a chance to play the port at the next
level. The Palominos captured the Texas Junior College Athletic Conference championship in both men and women in 1995. Carrascocoached
Laredo teams were perennially nationally ranked from the late 1980's until her retirement from coaching. The Palomino men's
team was No. 3 when she retired as she continued as a physical education instructor at the school. Carrasco was named to the Junior
College Men's Coaches Tennis Hall of Fame this past May.