SMU Head Men's Tennis Coach Grant Chen on the ITA College Tennis Coaches Podcast

Creating A New Path with Grant Chen

Grant Chen has followed Emerson's advice of "do not go where the path may lead but go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." Grant started his college career on the...

Success Follows Stuckey to Saint Louis University

When Justin Stuckey became the first-ever Wittenberg University (Ohio) full-time men’s and women’s tennis head coach in 2008, he simultaneously became the youngest college tennis head coach in the country at the age of...

“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...

ITA USTA Mentorship Program

The ITA USTA Mentorship Program aims to prepare the next generation of college coaches. The yearly program pairs young head and assistant coaches with veterans in the college coaching industry. Class of 2020 Leah Bush Whitman...

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...

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