Has Alabama found a new men's tennis coach?

According to usually reliable sources, the Crimson Tide will announce USC associate head coach George Husack as Billy Pate's replacement. Pate, who has been the Alabama men's tennis coach for 10 seasons, recently left for the same position at Princeton. The Trojans have won four consecutive national titles.

For about two weeks now, the space next to the head coach title on the Alabama men's tennis roster page has read, "TBA," as Billy Pate left the program to take the same position at Princeton.

Pate, who spent 10 seasons in Tuscaloosa, taking the Crimson Tide to seven NCAA tournaments, just couldn't pass up the chance to head to the Ivy League, he said.

"I knew if the opportunity ever presented itself to serve as the men's tennis coach at Princeton University, it would be a situation I would welcome," Pate said in a statement released by Princeton Athletics.

So who will replace him at Alabama? The answer could be revealed today.

According to usually reliable sources, the new coach could be USC associate head coach George Husack and if so, it would be a solid hire for the Tide as the Trojans recently won their fourth consecutive national championship.

Husack, who was named ITA Southwest Regional Coach of the Year in 2011, just finished up his third season at USC, so that's three titles he's been a part of in three years.

Husack had coaching stints at Santa Clara and Illinois before USC.

Back in the 90s, Husack played for San Diego State and helped the Aztecs to their first-ever Top-25 ranking.

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