TEMPE, AZ – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is pleased to announce today the 26 head coaches who have been elected to the Division I Men’s and Women’s Operating Committees. These coaches were chosen by their fellow ITA Member Coaches and will serve a three-year term that will span until June 2026. In addition to those committee members recently elected, ITA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Timothy Russell is pleased to announce the respective chairs and vice chairs of the committees.
Wisconsin’s Danny Westerman has been named the Division I Men’s Operating Committee chair, while Northwestern’s Claire Pollard has been re-named the Division I Women’s Operating Committee chair, a position that she has held with distinction for the past three years. Cristina Moros of South Florida and Mark Booras of Tulane will continue to serve as the respective vice chairs of the Division I Men’s and Women’s Operating Committees.
“As both the governing body of college tennis and a coaches association, the ITA is very proud of the outstanding contributions of time and talent by our coaches in the important work of coach governance,” said Russell. “I am incredibly grateful for the ongoing leadership of Coaches Pollard, Westermann, Moros, and Booras, in addition to the efforts of their colleagues on the committees.”
“I am certainly flattered and honored to chair the ITA Men’s Operating Committee,” noted Wisconsin head men’s tennis coach, Danny Westerman. “The coaches on the Operating Committee work tirelessly with the ITA staff to help continue the growth of college tennis at all levels—on the court, within the community, nationally, and globally. College Tennis is as visible as ever around the world and our committee will work very hard to continue this trend and help our student-athletes have the best experiences possible.”
“It’s a privilege and honor to chair the ITA Women’s Operating Committee,” stated Northwestern head women’s tennis coach, Claire Pollard. “We have a talented, thoughtful group of coaches who will work hard to improve and elevate the experiences of the student-athletes enjoying college tennis.”
The Men’s Operating Committee will include five coaches who served during the 2020-23 term, while eight coaches are newly appointed members. For the Women’s Committee, four coaches who served during the 2020-23 term will be returning, while nine coaches will be newly appointed.
For a complete list of the ITA Division I Men’s and Women’s Operating Committee members continue reading below, or visit the Division I Operating Committee page.
2023-2026 ITA Division I Operating Committee Members
Men’s Operating Committee
|Dominik Mueller||Old Dominion||Atlantic||Sun Belt|
|Tony Bresky||Wake Forest||Carolina||ACC|
|Sean Maymi||Nebraska||Central||BIG 10|
|Ryan Sachire||Notre Dame||Midwest||ACC|
|Luke Shields||Boise State||Mountain||Mountian West|
|Niall Angus||Santa Clara||Northwest||WCC|
|Jimmy Borendame||MTSU||Ohio Valley||C-USA|
|Matt Hill||Arizona State||Southwest||PAC-12|
|Michael Woodson||Baylor||Texas||BIG 12|
|Danny Westerman*||Wisconsin||Midwest – At Large||BIG 10|
*Indicates Committee Chair
Women’s Operating Committee
|Alexandra Angelescu||Penn State||Atlantic||BIG 10|
|Todd Chapman||Kansas||Central||BIG 12|
|Alison Silverio||Notre Dame||Midwest||ACC|
|Beck Roghaar||Boise State||Mountain||Mountain West|
|Amanda Augustus||California||Northwest||PAC 12|
|Eric Toth||Cincinnati||Ohio Valley||BIG 12|
|Nadia Abdala||San Diego||Southwest||WCC|
|Elianne Douglas-Miron||Tarleton State||Texas||WAC|
|Claire Pollard*||Northwestern||Midwest – At Large||BIG 10|
*Indicates Committee Chair
About the ITA – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is the governing body and coaches association of college tennis, both an advocate and an authority for the sport and its members. Comprised of 1,260 colleges and universities, 20,000 student-athletes, 1,700 varsity programs, 3,000 coaches, and 1,350 college tennis officials, the ITA empowers college tennis coaches at all levels to deliver vibrant tennis programs that are vital to their college communities and transformational to their student-athletes. Follow the Spring 2023 college tennis season on the ITA website and ITA social channels on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.