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Tennis Coach
Name:Karen Jantz


Position:Head Coach



Karen Jantz has coached the C.E. Byrd Yellow Jackets Tennis Team for 20 years.  The Jackets can boast to be one of the largest no-cut policy teams in the LHSAA program with over 35 players participating each year. The Boy’s Varsity Team was the Division 1-Regional Champion in 2007-2008 and 2010-2016. They were the 2013 State Runner-up. The Girl’s Varsity Team was the 2007 & 2011, 2014-2015 Regional Champion & 2012 & 2016 Regional Runner-up. They were the 2014 State Runner-up. Coach Jantz has been a certified USPTA teaching Professional level-2 instructor for 12 years.  She is the Shreveport-Bossier USTA Mixed Doubles and Men’s and Women’s Combo League Coordinator for 17 years with an average of 850+ players per league. She is an active member of the Community Tennis Association and serves on several committees. 

Karen is married to Kenneth Jantz who co-coaches the Yellow Jackets Tennis Team.  In addition to coaching the Jackets, Karen teaches Algebra 2 in the Magnet program at Byrd.  


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