Xavier coach named ‘Arizona Badminton Coach of the Year’

Susan Contreras (submitted photo)

Xavier College Preparatory faculty member and varsity badminton coach Susan Contreras has been named this year’s “Arizona Sports Awards Badminton Coach of the Year.”

Under her leadership, Xavier’s Gators recorded a perfect 17-0 season and captured the state championship, according to a press release.

This season was Ms. Contreras’ first as a badminton coach.

Xavier seniors Tatum Clarke and Annie Kamps were selected to the All-Arizona Badminton First Team; seniors Kiana Valentova-Macdonald and Emily Woodrow were named to the Honorable Mention Team.

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