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TCU promotes Zarnell Fitch to a spot on defensive football staff

TCU defensive lineman Zarnell Fitch screams as he embraces Ben Angeley after the Frogs won 23-20 in overtime against Utah on Sept. 15, 2005. Fitch will be on the defensive coaching staff for the Frogs this season after being director of high school relations for the program since June 2014.
TCU defensive lineman Zarnell Fitch screams as he embraces Ben Angeley after the Frogs won 23-20 in overtime against Utah on Sept. 15, 2005. Fitch will be on the defensive coaching staff for the Frogs this season after being director of high school relations for the program since June 2014. Star-Telegram

TCU promoted director of high school relations Zarnell Fitch to a defensive coaching position, head coach Gary Patterson said.

Which position Fitch will coach is still to be decided as Patterson works on restructuring his defensive staff after the departure of co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach DeMontie Cross to the defensive coordinator position at Missouri.

Fitch was hired as director of high school relations in June 2014.

He was a two-year letterman on the defensive line for the Horned Frogs (2004-05) before playing two seasons in the NFL.

After graduating from TCU in May 2006, he worked as a TCU graduate assistant in football and academic services.

Fitch was on the football staff at Dallas Lincoln High School, including as head coach in 2013, before returning to TCU in 2014.

TCU men’s tennis: No. 3 TCU and No. 6 Illinois tied 6-6 Sunday on the final day of the Three Oaks Shootout in Fort Myers, Fla., splitting in singles and doubles.

TCU freshman Reese Stalder defeated Asher Hirsch 6-4, 6-3 to win all three of his singles matches. Guillermo Nuñez, ranked 24th nationally, beat No. 41 Aron Hiltzik 7-6, 2-6, 6-3. Trey Daniel and Hudson Blake had straight-set wins.

In doubles, Nuñez and Jerry Lopez won 6-3, and Eduardo Nava and Cameron Norrie 6-2.

TCU women’s tennis: The No. 22 Frogs lost 5-3 to No. 15 Alabama at the Wildcat Duals in Evanston, Ill. Marie Norris and Alexis Pereira won 6-4 for TCU’s only doubles victory.

In TCU’s singles victories, Pereira outlasted Danielle Spielmann 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 and Mia King defeated Bennett Dunn 7-5, 6-3.

TCU women’s basketball: TCU signee Amber Ramirez will compete in the McDonald’s All-American Game.

Ramirez is a 5-foot-8 point guard who plays at Karen Wagner High School in San Antonio.

The game will be played on March 30 and will be televised on ESPNU.

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