Nikki Bonzoumet to serve as interim men’s tennis coach during Jim Elton’s absence

Posted: February 6, 2015 |Update: Februray 13, 2015 | Written by James H. Williams

UPDATE:L FEB 13 – Nikki Bonzoumet to serve as interim men’s tennis coach during Jim Elton’s absence

 

Riverside City College Men’s Tennis coach Jim Elton confirmed on his personal Facebook that he has returned to Riverside, after spending the last 13 days in Las Vegas, where he suffered a brain injury.

FEB. 6 – Nikki Bonzoumet to serve as interim men’s tennis coach during Jim Elton’s absence

Riverside City College Men’s Tennis Coach and Assistant Athletic Director Jim Elton suffered a head injury, during an out of state trip that will keep him away from his duties for an undisclosed period of time.

Jim Elton - Courtesy of RCC Athletics

Jim Elton – Courtesy of RCC Athletics

RCC Athletic Director Derrick Johnson stated that the college will not be looking for a new men’s tennis at this time.

“I am not replacing Jim, as of yet,” Johnson said. “I am being positive for a full recovery.”

RCC Women’s Coach Nikki Bonzoumet stated that she will serve as the interim men’s tennis coach until Elton is cleared to return.

Bonzoumet has been the women’s tennis coach at RCC for over 15 years. Elton has been with RCC since 1995.

Carlos Vasquez will also continue his role as the men’s assistant coach, according to Bonzoumet.

Vasquez will travel with the team if Bonzoumet has to fulfill her coaching duties with the women’s team at a different location for an event scheduled at the same time.

“(Vasquez) is more than capable of running the team,” Bonzoumet said.

Donations for Jim Elton’s travel and medical expenses could be made at http://www.gofundme.com/teamjim