“What Sacrifices Are You Willing to Make?”

In 2019, Lloyd Bruce Burgess gave up his comfortable well paying job as the Director of Tennis for Genesis Health Clubs in order to pursue his dream of becoming a head college tennis coach. He joined...

Scott Thielke Announced Retirement After More Than 30 Years of Coaching

After last Tuesday’s exit from the semifinal round of the NCAA Division III women’s tennis tournament, Kenyon women's tennis head coach Scott Thielke gathered his team and told the ladies the result would be...

Finding the Right Fit with Danielle Lund McNamara

Danielle McNamara is in her second stint as the head women's tennis coach at Yale. From 2006 to 2014 she led the team to four Ivy League titles and a 124-49 record. She returned...

Returning to a Sense of Community

After four years as the head men’s tennis coach at UConn, Mike Louis received a warm welcome on his first day at Division III Springfield College—courtesy of the men’s lacrosse team. As the Pride’s new...

ITA USTA College Coach Mentorship Program Gears Up For Second Year

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) in partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is pleased to announce the 15 coaches selected to participate as mentees in the second year of the ITA USTA...

Effective Communication Strategies with Student-Athletes – Dr. Tiff Jones

Dr. Tiff has consulted with several different Division I athletic departments. Dr. Tiff was also a consultant for the USA U-20 Women’s National Soccer Teams (World Cup Champions 2008; 2010), Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS),...

The Power of Great Sportsmanship with Dr. Tommy Valentini

This podcast with Dr. Tommy Valentini builds on some of the topics discussed in Chapter 16 of the ITA Coach Masterclass on Ethical Decision Making & Sportsmanship. Tommy is not only the head men's...

From NAIA Player to Coaching at DII & DI with Anthony Pham

Anthony Nguyen Pham has covered a lot of ground during his time in college tennis. He played at NAIA, Baker University; got his start in coaching as a graduate assistant at NCAA Division II...

ITA USTA College Coach Mentorship Program Wraps Successful First Year

In a year with challenges unlike any other, college coaches in the ITA/USTA mentorship program have had each other to lean on throughout the 2020-21 tennis season. As the program’s inaugural class begins to...

Don’t Set Limits On Yourself Or Your Program – Chris Young [Coaches Podcast]

Dave Mullins was very fortunate to coach against Chris Young for eight years while he was at the University of Oklahoma. Dave witnessed firsthand the amazing impact Chris has had on the Oklahoma State...

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