Aces Down the Line

Former Columbia tennis head coach Bid Goswami
Columbia Athletics / Mike McLaughlin;

After thirty-seven seasons, fourteen Ivy League titles, and a career record of 510–200, Columbia tennis head coach Bid Goswami retired this summer as the winningest coach in program history. Goswami, who was named the national coach of the year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association this past May, is being succeeded by Howard Endelman ’87CC, the team’s associate head coach since 2010 and among Goswami’s very first recruits back in 1983. 

In June, more than two hundred former Lions tennis players, friends, and family — many traveling from overseas — attended a dinner in honor of the legendary coach. Many recalled the wins and championships, but at the heart of their stories were the life lessons learned along the way. “I think he brings all of us in and makes us real adults,” said former All-Ivy tennis player Ashok Narayana ’15CC. “He taught me so many things beyond tennis.”