A winning record is every coach’s goal, but some have figured out the formula better than others. Matt Turk, CSUN Athletics, dove into the dual match records to find the top women’s tennis coaches of each division.

Winningest Coaches Lists

All-Time Top 40 By Percentage

Minimum 10 years as a head coach at an NCAA school; includes all victories as a coach at a four-year institution

  1. Dave Porter – 97.1%
    W-L Record: 701-23
    Institution(s): Brigham Young University, Hawai’i
    Tenure: 1984-2017
  2. Avi Kigel – 92.3%
    W-L Record: 287-24
    Institution(s): Barry University
    Tenure: 2009 – Current
  3. Mike Perez – 86.5%
    W-L Record: 655-102
    Institution(s): Lynn University
    Tenure: 1900-Current
  4. Ron Cox – 86.1%
    W-L Record: 373-60
    Institution(s): Northeastern State University
    Tenure: 1993-2011
  5. Mark Kurtz – 83.5%
    W-L Record: 234-46
    Institution(s): Augustana University
    Tenure: 2003-Current
  6. Jarrod Smith – 81.2%
    W-L Record: 285-66
    Institution(s): Drury University
    Tenure: 2006-Current
  7. Evan Isaacs – 79%
    W-L Record: 380-101
    Institution(s): Columbus State University
    Tenure: 2002-Current
  8. Alan Nagel – 78.3%
    W-L Record: 557-154
    Institution(s): Queens College, New York
    Tenure: 1980-Current
  9. Derrick Racine – 78%
    W-L Record: 557-157
    Institution(s): University of Mobile; University of West Florida
    Tenure: 1995-Current
  10. Pablo Montana – 76.9%
    W-L Record: 276-83
    Institution(s): California University, Pennsylvania
    Tenure: 2002-2016
  11. Mark Roseweill – 76.3%
    W-L Record: 569-176
    Institution(s): Northwest Missouri State University
    Tenure: 1982-Current
  12. Shari Reed – 72.7%
    W-L Record: 306-125
    Institution(s): Charleston University, West Virginia
    Tenure: 1997-2019
  13. Walter Shinn – 71.6%
    W-L Record: 536-212
    Institution(s): Flagler College
    Tenure: 1979-2014
  14. Dr. George Samuel – 71.6%
    W-L Record: 308-122
    Institution(s): Barry University
    Tenure: 1991-2008
  15. Chris Bizot – 71.3%
    W-L Record: 234-94
    Institution(s): University of Texas, Tyler; Angelo State University
    Tenure: 2005-Current
  16. David Elliott- 70.9%
    W-L Record: 403-165
    Institution(s): Harding University
    Tenure: 1991-2013
  17. Marc Walters – 70.7%
    W-L Record: 309-128
    Institution(s): University of Nebraska, Kearney; Barton College; West Virginia Wesleyan University; Lincoln Memorial University
    Tenure: 1994-Current
  18. Larry Sundby – 70.6%
    W-L Record: 311-129
    Institution(s): Saint Cloud State University
    Tenure: 1987-2005
  19. Richard Gallien – 70.4%
    W-L Record: 398-165
    Institution(s): University of Southern California; California State University, Los Angeles
    Tenure: 1996-2017; 2020-Current
  20. Michael Cabana – 70.3%
    W-L Record: 211-89
    Institution(s): Wingate University
    Tenure: 2006-Current
  21. Marty Coyne – 68.8%
    W-L Record: 330-150
    Institution(s): Bloomsburg University
    Tenure: 1994-2019
  22. Calhoun Parr – 68%
    W-L Record: 310-146
    Institution(s): Erskin College
    Tenure: 2000-Current
  23. Scott Higgins – 68%
    W-L Record: 263-124
    Institution(s): Northwestern State University
    Tenure: 1995-2010
  24. Jake Saulsbury – 67.3%
    W-L Record: 175-85
    Institution(s): University of Nebraska at Kearney
    Tenure: 2009-2018
  25. Larry Peterson – 67%
    W-L Record: 199-98
    Institution(s): Indiana University, Pennsylvennia
    Tenure: 2008-Current
  26. Malik Tabet – 66.8%
    W-L Record: 240-119
    Institution(s): Indiana State University; Austin Peay State University; University of Indianapolis
    Tenure: 2003-Current
  27. Zane Colestock – 66.4%
    W-L Record: 357-180
    Institution(s): Northwood University
    Tenure: 1974-2020
  28. Scott Linn – 65.9%
    W-L Record: 275-142
    Institution(s): Embry-Riddle University; Florida Southern College; Midwestern State University
    Tenure: 2000-Current
  29. Bev Buckley – 65.2%
    W-L Record: 508-271
    Institution(s): Rollins College
    Tenure: 1987-Current
  30. Sheila Snyder – 65.2%
    W-L Record: 374-199
    Institution(s): Wayne State University
    Tenure: 1989-Current
  31. Matt Heisel – 65.2%
    W-L Record: 210-112
    Institution(s): Elizabethtown College; Millersville University
    Tenure: 2001-Current
  32. John Simms – 64.2%
    W-L Record: 224-125
    Institution(s): West Virginia State University
    Tenure: 2003-Current
  33. Matt Meredith – 64%
    W-L Record: 323-182
    Institution(s): Slippery Rock University
    Tenure: 1998-Current
  34. Brett Bridel – 63.8%
    W-L Record: 176-100
    Institution(s): Southern Illinois University; Lewis University
    Tenure: 2005; 2007-Current
  35. Garth Thomson – 62.8%
    W-L Record: 376-222
    Institution(s): Francis Marion University
    Tenure: 1992-Current
  36. Trish Riddell – 62.8%
    W-L Record: 208-123
    Institution(s): Florida Southern College
    Tenure: 2005-Current
  37. Steve Barsby – 62.1%
    W-L Record: 318-194
    Institution(s): Troy State University; Georgia College & State University
    Tenure: 1996-1997; 2001-Current
  38. Dr. Ed Jefferies – 62%
    W-L Record: 250-153
    Institution(s): Florida Southern College
    Tenure: 1981-1999
  39. Dawn Patel – 61.2%
    W-L-T Record: 219-138-3
    Institution(s): University of Indianapolis
    Tenure: 1979-2002
  40. Dan MacDonald – 58.5%
    W-L Record: 233-165
    Institution(s): Colorado Mesa University
    Tenure: 2005-Current
  41. Bill Macom – 56.25%
    W-L Record: 270-210
    Institution(s): Jacksonville University. Florida Tech, St. Mary’s University (Texas)
    Tenure: 1995-2000; 2006-current
  42. Michael McGrath – 53.3%
    W-L Record: 248-217
    Institution(s): Augusta University
    Tenure: 1999-Current
  43. Rebecca Helt – 52.6%
    W-L Record: 246-222
    Institution(s): Bucknell University; Bloomsburg University
    Tenure: 1997-Current
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All-Time Top 40 By Victories

Minimum 10 years as a head coach at an NCAA school; includes all victories as a coach at a four-year institution

  1. Dave Porter – W-L Record: 701-23
    Win Percentage: 97.1%
    Institution(s): Brigham Young University, Hawai’i
    Tenure: 1984-2017
  2. Mike Perez – W-L Record: 655-102
    Win Percentage: 86.5%
    Institution(s): Lynn University
    Tenure: 1900-Current
  3. Mark Roseweill – W-L Record: 569-176
    Win Percentage: 76.3%
    Institution(s): Northwest Missouri State University
    Tenure: 1982-Current
  4. Derrick Racine – W-L Record: 557-157
    Win Percentage: 78%
    Institution(s): University of Mobile; University of West Florida
    Tenure: 1995-Current
  5. Alan Nagel – W-L Record: 557-154
    Win Percentage: 78.3%
    Institution(s): Queens College, New York
    Tenure: 1980-Current
  6. Walter Shinn – W-L Record: 536-212
    Win Percentage: 71.6%
    Institution(s): Flagler College
    Tenure: 1979-2014
  7. Bev Buckley – W-L Record: 508-271
    Win Percentage: 65.2%
    Institution(s): Rollins College
    Tenure: 1987-Current
  8. David Elliott- W-L Record: 403-165
    Win Percentage: 70.9%
    Institution(s): Harding University
    Tenure: 1991-2013
  9. Richard Gallien – W-L Record: 398-165
    Win Percentage: 70.4%
    Institution(s): University of Southern California; California State University, Los Angeles
    Tenure: 1996-2017; 2020-Current
  10. Evan Isaacs – W-L Record: 380-101
    Win Percentage: 79%
    Institution(s): Columbus State University
    Tenure: 2002-Current
  11. Garth Thomson – W-L Record: 376-222
    Win Percentage: 62.8%
    Institution(s): Francis Marion University
    Tenure: 1992-Current
  12. Sheila Snyder – W-L Record: 374-199
    Win Percentage: 65.2%
    Institution(s): Wayne State University
    Tenure: 1989-Current
  13. Ron Cox – W-L Record: 373-60
    Win Percentage: 86.1%
    Institution(s): Northeastern State University
    Tenure: 1993-2011
  14. Zane Colestock – W-L Record: 357-180
    Win Percentage: 66.4%
    Institution(s): Northwood University
    Tenure: 1974-2020
  15. Marty Coyne – W-L Record: 330-150
    Win Percentage: 68.8%
    Institution(s): Bloomsburg University
    Tenure: 1994-2019
  16. Matt Meredith – W-L Record: 323-182
    Win Percentage: 64%
    Institution(s): Slippery Rock University
    Tenure: 1998-Current
  17. Steve Barsby – W-L Record: 318-194
    Win Percentage: 62.1%
    Institution(s): Troy State University; Georgia College & State University
    Tenure: 1996-1997; 2001-Current
  18. Larry Sundby – W-L Record: 311-129
    Win Percentage: 70.6%
    Institution(s): Saint Cloud State University
    Tenure: 1987-2005
  19. Calhoun Parr – W-L Record: 310-146
    Win Percentage: 68%
    Institution(s): Erskin College
    Tenure: 2000-Current
  20. Marc Walters – W-L Record: 309-128
    Win Percentage: 70.7%
    Institution(s): University of Nebraska, Kearney; Barton College; West Virginia Wesleyan University; Lincoln Memorial University
    Tenure: 1994-Current
  21. Dr. George Samuel – W-L Record: 308-122
    Win Percentage: 71.6%
    Institution(s): Barry University
    Tenure: 1991-2008
  22. Shari Reed – W-L Record: 306-125
    Win Percentage: 72.7%
    Institution(s): Charleston University, West Virginia
    Tenure: 1997-2019
  23. Avi Kigel – W-L Record: 287-24
    Win Percentage: 92.3%
    Institution(s): Barry University
    Tenure: 2009 – Current
  24. Jarrod Smith – W-L Record: 285-66
    Win Percentage: 81.2%
    Institution(s): Drury University
    Tenure: 2006-Current
  25. Pablo Montana – W-L Record: 276-83
    Win Percentage: 76.9%
    Institution(s): California University, Pennsylvennia
    Tenure: 2002-2016
  26. Scott Linn – W-L Record: 275-142
    Win Percentage: 65.9%
    Institution(s): Embry-Riddle University; Florida Southern College; Midwestern State University
    Tenure: 2000-Current
  27. Bill Macom – W-L Record: 270-210
    Win Percentage:56.25%
    Institution(s): Jacksonville University. Florida Tech, St. Mary’s University (Texas)
    Tenure: 1995-2000; 2006-current
  28. Scott Higgins – W-L Record: 263-124
    Win Percentage: 68%
    Institution(s): Northwestern State University
    Tenure: 1995-2010
  29. Dr. Ed Jefferies – W-L Record: 250-153
    Win percentage: 62%
    Institution(s): Florida Southern College
    Tenure: 1981-1999
  30. Michael McGrath – W-L Record: 248-217
    Win Percentage: 53.3%
    Institution(s): Augusta University
    Tenure: 1999-Current
  31. Rebecca Helt – W-L Record: 246-222
    Win Percentage: 52.6%
    Institution(s): Bucknell University; Bloomsburg University
    Tenure: 1997-Current
  32. Kelly Porter – W-L Record: 246-251
    Win Percentage: 41.2%
    Institution(s): University of Southern Indiana
    Tenure: 1991-Current
  33. Malik Tabet – W-L Record: 240-119
    Win Percentage 66.8
    Institution(s): Indiana State University; Austin Peay State University; University of Indianapolis
    Tenure: 2003-Current
  34. Mark Kurtz – W-L Record: 234-46
    Win Percentage: 83.5%
    Institution(s): Augustana University
    Tenure: 2003-Current
  35. Chris Bizot – W-L Record: 234-94
    Win Percentage: 71.3%
    Institution(s): University of Texas, Tyler; Angelo State University
    Tenure: 2005-Current
  36. Dan MacDonald – W-L Record: 233-165
    Win Percentage: 58.5%
    Institution(s): Colorado Mesa University
    Tenure: 2005-Current
  37. Lee Underwood – W-L Record: 228-210
    Win Percentage: 52.1%
    Institution(s): Davis & Elkins College; West Virginia Wesleyan University; Edinboro University; Barton College
    Tenure: 1991-Current
  38. John Simms – W-L Record: 224-125
    Win Percentage: 64.2%
    Institution(s): West Virginia State University
    Tenure: 2003-Current
  39. Dawn Patel – W-L-T Record: 219-138-3
    Win Percentage: 61.2%
    Institution(s): University of Indianapolis
    Tenure: 1979-2002
  40. Sandy Kritzel – W-L Record: 212-207
    Win Percentage: 50.6%
    Institution(s): Cal Poly Pomona; California State University, Los Angeles
  41. Michael Cabana – W-L Record: 211-89
    Win Percentage: 70.3%
    Institution(s): Wingate University
    Tenure: 2006-Current
  42. Matt Heisel – W-L Record: 210-112
    Win Percentage: 65.2%
    Institution(s): Elizabethtown College; Millersville University
    Tenure: 2001-Current

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Active Top 25 By Percentage

Minimum 5 years as a Division II head coach; includes all victories as a coach at a four-year institution

  1. Avi Kigel – 92.3%
    W-L Record: 287-24
    Institution(s): Barry University
    Tenure: 2009 – Current
  2. Mike Perez – 86.5%
    W-L Record: 655-102
    Institution(s): Lynn University
    Tenure: 1900-Current
    Tenure: 1999-Current
  3. Mark Kurtz – 83.5%
    W-L Record: 234-46
    Institution(s): Augustana University
    Tenure: 2003-Current
  4. Jarrod Smith – 81.2%
    W-L Record: 285-66
    Institution(s): Drury University
    Tenure: 2006-Current
  5. Evan Isaacs – 79%
    W-L Record: 380-101
    Institution(s): Columbus State University
    Tenure: 2002-Current
  6. Alan Nagel – 78.3%
    W-L Record: 557-154
    Institution(s): Queens College, New York
    Tenure: 1980-Current
  7. Derrick Racine – 78%
    W-L Record: 557-157
    Institution(s): University of Mobile; University of West Florida
    Tenure: 1995-Current
  8. Lauren Conching – 76.6%
    W-L Record: 160-49
    Institution(s): Hawai’i Pacific University
    Tenure: 2012-Current
  9. Mark Rosewell – 76.3%
    W-L Record: 569-176
    Institution(s): Northwest Missouri State University
    Tenure: 1982-Current
  10. Jerome Simon – 73.9%
    W-L Record: 119-42
    Institution(s): Mercyhurst University
    Tenure: 2011-Current
  11. Chris Bizot – 71.3%
    W-L Record: 234-94
    Institution(s): University of Texas, Tyler; Angelo State University
    Tenure: 2005-Current
  12. Neil Tarangioli – 70.8%
    W-L Record: 114-47
    Institution(s): Concordia University, New York
    Tenure: 2014-Current
  13. Marc Walters – 70.7%
    W-L Record: 309-128
    Institution(s): University of Nebraska, Kearney; Barton College; West Virginia Wesleyan University; Lincoln Memorial University
    Tenure: 1994-Current
  14. Michael Cabana – 70.3%
    W-L Record: 211-89
    Institution(s): Wingate University
    Tenure: 2006-Current
  15. Greg Coache – 68.6%
    W-L Record: 177-81
    Institution(s): Southern New Hampshire University
    Tenure: 2007-Current
  16. Calhoun Parr – 68%
    W-L Record: 310-146
    Institution(s): Erskin College
    Tenure: 2000-Current
  17. Larry Peterson – 67%
    W-L Record: 199-98
    Institution(s): Indiana University, Pennsylvennia
    Tenure: 2008-Current
  18. Malik Tabet – 66.8%
    W-L Record: 240-119
    Institution(s): Indiana State University; Austin Peay State University; University of Indianapolis
    Tenure: 2003-Current
  19. Scott Linn – 65.9%
    W-L Record: 275-142
    Institution(s): Embry-Riddle University; Florida Southern College; Midwestern State University
    Tenure: 2000-Current
  20. Bev Buckley – 65.2%
    W-L Record: 508-271
    Institution(s): Rollins College
    Tenure: 1987-Current
  21. Sheila Snyder – 65.2%
    W-L Record: 374-199
    Institution(s): Wayne State University
    Tenure: 1989-Current
  22. Matt Heisel – 65.2%
    W-L Record: 210-112
    Institution(s): Elizabethtown College; Millersville University
    Tenure: 2001-Current
  23. John Simms – 64.2%
    W-L Record: 224-125
    Institution(s): West Virginia State University
    Tenure: 2003-Current
  24. Matt Meredith – 64%
    W-L Record: 323-182
    Institution(s): Slippery Rock University
    Tenure: 1998-Current
  25. Brett Bridel – 63.8%
    W-L Record: 176-100
    Institution(s): Southern Illinois University; Lewis University
    Tenure: 2005; 2007-Current
  26. Garth Thomson – 62.8%
    W-L Record: 376-222
    Institution(s): Francis Marion University
    Tenure: 1992-Current
  27. Trish Riddell – 62.8%
    W-L Record: 208-123
    Institution(s): Florida Southern College
    Tenure: 2005-Current
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Active Top 25 By Victories

Minimum 5 years as a Division II head coach; includes all victories as a coach at a four-year institution

  1. Mike Perez – W-L Record: 655-102
    Win Percentage: 86.5%
    Institution(s): Lynn University
    Tenure: 1900-Current
  2. Mark Rosewell – W-L Record: 569-176
    Win Percentage: 76.3%
    Institution(s): Northwest Missouri State University
    Tenure: 1982-Current
  3. Derrick Racine – W-L Record: 557-157
    Win Percentage: 78%
    Institution(s): University of Mobile; University of West Florida
    Tenure: 1995-Current
  4. Alan Nagel – W-L Record: 557-154
    Win Percentage: 78.3%
    Institution(s): Queens College, New York
    Tenure: 1980-Current
  5. Bev Buckley – W-L Record: 508-271
    Win Percentage: 65.2%
    Institution(s): Rollins College
    Tenure: 1987-Current
  6. Evan Isaacs – W-L Record: 380-101
    Win Percentage: 79%
    Institution(s): Columbus State University
    Tenure: 2002-Current
  7. Garth Thomson – W-L Record: 376-222
    Win Percentage: 62.8%
    Institution(s): Francis Marion University
    Tenure: 1992-Current
  8. Sheila Snyder – W-L Record: 374-199
    Win Percentage: 65.2%
    Institution(s): Wayne State University
    Tenure: 1989-Current
  9. Matt Meredith – W-L Record: 323-182
    Win Percentage: 64%
    Institution(s): Slippery Rock University
    Tenure: 1998-Current
  10. Steve Barsby – W-L Record: 318-194
    Win Percentage: 62.1%
    Institution(s): Troy State University; Georgia College & State University
    Tenure: 1996-1997; 2001-Current
  11. Calhoun Parr – W-L Record: 310-146
    Win Percentage: 68%
    Institution(s): Erskin College
    Tenure: 2000-Current
  12. Marc Walters – W-L Record: 309-128
    Win Percentage: 70.7%
    Institution(s): University of Nebraska, Kearney; Barton College; West Virginia Wesleyan University; Lincoln Memorial University
    Tenure: 1994-Current
  13. Avi Kigel – W-L Record: 287-24
    Win Percentage: 92.3%
    Institution(s): Barry University
    Tenure: 2009 – Current
  14. Jarrod Smith – W-L Record: 285-66
    Win Percentage: 81.2%
    Institution(s): Drury University
    Tenure: 2006-Current
  15. Scott Linn – W-L Record: 275-142
    Win Percentage: 65.9%
    Institution(s): Embry-Riddle University; Florida Southern College; Midwestern State University
    Tenure: 2000-Current
  16. Bill Macom – W-L Record: 270-210
    Win Percentage:56.25%
    Institution(s): Jacksonville University. Florida Tech, St. Mary’s University (Texas)
    Tenure: 1995-2000; 2006-current
  17. Michael McGrath – W-L Record: 248-217
    Win Percentage: 53.3%
    Institution(s): Augusta University
    Tenure: 1999-Current
  18. Rebecca Helt – W-L Record: 246-222
    Win Percentage: 52.6%
    Institution(s): Bucknell University; Bloomsburg University
    Tenure: 1997-Current
  19. Kelly Porter – W-L Record: 246-251
    Win Percentage: 41.2%
    Institution(s): University of Southern Indiana
    Tenure: 1991-Current
  20. Malik Tabet – W-L Record: 240-119
    Win Percentage 66.8
    Institution(s): Indiana State University; Austin Peay State University; University of Indianapolis
    Tenure: 2003-Current
  21. Mark Kurtz – W-L Record: 234-46
    Win Percentage: 83.5%
    Institution(s): Augustana University
    Tenure: 2003-Current
  22. Chris Bizot – W-L Record: 234-94
    Win Percentage: 71.3%
    Institution(s): University of Texas, Tyler; Angelo State University
    Tenure: 2005-Current
  23. Dan MacDonald – W-L Record: 233-165
    Win Percentage: 58.5%
    Institution(s): Colorado Mesa University
    Tenure: 2005-Current
  24. Lee Underwood – W-L Record: 228-210
    Win Percentage: 52.1%
    Institution(s): Davis & Elkins College; West Virginia Wesleyan University; Edinboro University; Barton College
    Tenure: 1991-Current
  25. John Simms – W-L Record: 224-125
    Win Percentage: 64.2%
    Institution(s): West Virginia State University
    Tenure: 2003-Current
  26. Michael Cabana – W-L Record: 211-89
    Win Percentage: 70.3%
    Institution(s): Wingate University
    Tenure: 2006-Current
  27. Matt Heisel – W-L Record: 210-112
    Win Percentage: 65.2%
    Institution(s): Elizabethtown College; Millersville University
    Tenure: 2001-Current
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