Kastner comes to Hollins after serving as the head tennis coach at McDaniel College since 2010. A 2007 graduate of McDaniel College, Kastner took over the head coaching duties at his alma mater after serving as an assistant from 2007-2010. During his tenure at the western Maryland campus, Kastner led the men’s program to their highest win total in 20 years while serving as the head coach for both the men’s and women’s programs. The Frederick, Maryland, native was raised on the west coast before returning to Maryland to compete for the Green Terror. During his four years at McDaniel, three at #1 singles, Kastner accumulated the most individual wins since 1980. The magna cum laude graduate also served as team captain and was named Academic All Centennial Conference three times.
In the Fall of 2015 it was announced that Kastner will serve as one of the co-head coaches for the cross country program. Cross country will come back to the Hollins roster of sport offerings in the Fall of 2016. Kastner, an avid runner, will team with Hollins basketball coach Jenny Logan to share the everyday duties of the program.