Assam's son of the soil Bid Goswami aka Bidyut Kumar Goswami, Columbia men's tennis head coach, will retire at the end of the 2019 season and the Columbia University has named the position after him for his glorious records.
Bidyut K Goswami, who represented India in the Tehran Asiadin 1974 and was the national singles champion in 1979. During his time as headcoach for men's tennis, Goswami has led the university's Lions team to six IvyLeague titles.
Goswami hails from Assam, from a family of lawyers. He beganhis tennis at the Nehru Stadium Tennis Complex in Guwahati, before moving on toSouth Club, Kolkata.
Goswami's career spanned 37 seasons and saw an impressivenumber of successes. Since he took the helm in 1982, Goswami has led the men'stennis team to 13 Ivy League championships, including five consecutive titlessince 2014. He has also amassed the most wins among all head coaches who haveserved in the program, with a record of 493-196.
Other highlights on Goswami's lengthy list ofaccomplishments include leading Columbia to 13 NCAA Tournament appearances,coaching three players who received All-American honors, and being named the first-everIvy League Men's Tennis Coach of the Year.
In honor of his legacy at Columbia, the head coachingposition will officially be renamed the Bidyut K. Goswami Head Coach of Men'sTennis following his retirement.