Tennis Director and Head Coach of Old Dominion University,
Served as WTA Professional coach for Tzipi Obziler from Israel
at the US Open and other professional tournaments from 2002 to
2008. Her career high ranking of #75 was achieved in July of 2007
making her the oldest female player ever to break into the WTA top
100 at the age of 34.
Recruited talented tennis players from 24 different countries
to play collegiate tennis in the United
Demonstrating national success as a collegiate coach for 20
years with men’s and women’s teams in the national NCAA
Division 1 rankings and individuals earning high NCAA Division 1
rankings in singles and doubles along with being named conference
“Coach of the Year” multiple times. Teams and
individuals qualified for NCAA Division 1 championships on multiple
occasions. Compiled a 563-353 overall dual match record.
Former players Izak van der Merwe and Tzipi Obziler
demonstrated success on the ATP and WTA respectively. In the summer
of 2008, both players were in the main draw of Wimbledon making it
one of the few times where both a male and female player from the
same college was playing in the main draw of a Grand Slam.
Former players have represented their respective countries in
Davis Cup, Federation Cup, Olympics, along with playing World Team
Served as advisory team member for Prince Sports and
Technifibre along with developing national collegiate purchasing
programs for Klip Strings, Volk, Sergio Tacchini, and
Instrumental in the design and funding of the 7.5 million
dollar Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center in Norfolk, VA. along
with serving as a consultant to a variety of other tennis
Recruited, developed, organized and coordinated events
featuring Vic Braden, Dennis van der Meer, Bollettieri Tennis
Academy, Luke and Murphy Jensen.
Involved in the marketing and logistics for Anthem Live! The
Fight against Cancer exhibition featuring James Blake and Andy
Roddick (2006), James Black, Andre Agassi, Bryan Brothers, (2007),
and James Blake, Mardy Fish, Serena Williams and Tatiana Golvin
Served as key note speaker for various banquets and
organizations along with directing numerous tennis camps and
Played NCAA Division I collegiate tennis. Earned ATP doubles
points in 1985.