Phone: (614) 815-1287 (text or call)
Year started at Olympic: 2003
Played on the ATP Tour from 1978-1984 and was ranked as high as #64 in the world in singles (March 1982) and as high as #96 in the world in doubles (September 1983). One of only 40 players in the world to win a Grand Prix event in 1982 when winning the Lorraine Open in Metz, France against 15th-ranked Steve Denton. Career wins include Rod Laver, Stefan Edberg, and Adriano Panatta. Played in the main draws in singles and doubles in the US Open, Wimbledon, and the French Open.
Only male tennis player from Ohio to be ranked in the top 100 in the world in both singles and doubles in the last 40 years
1979 NCAA Doubles Champion and 1979 NCAA Singles Runner-up
1978 and 1979 ITA National Indoor Singles Champion
1979 ITA National Indoor Doubles Champion
Member of Trinity University team that won the 1977 National Team Indoor Championship and that was runner-up in 1977 and 1979 NCAA Team Championship
National Coach, United States Tennis Association 1998-2002 and 1987-1993
Helped coach junior and college members of the USTA National Team including John Isner, Todd Martin, Malivai Washington, and Chanda Rubin.
Director of Tennis, Columbus Country Club 2006-2012
Coordinated all aspects of the tennis program which included teaching lessons and clinics, running the junior tennis program, organizing all tennis events, maintaining the facility, and coaching GCTA teams.
Head Men's Tennis Coach, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, 1988-1993
Head Men's Tennis Coach, University of Toledo, 1985-1987
Awards and Recognition:
Inducted in Intercollegiate Tennis Association Hall of Fame
Graduate of the USA Tennis High Performance Coaching Program
Certified as a Specialist in Competitive Player Development by both the USPTA and PTR
1992 Sun Belt Conference Men's Tennis Coach of the Year
1996 Juris Doctor Degree from Louisiana State University
Member, Louisiana Law Review
Certifications: PTR Certified at the Professional level
Rates: $72/hour for private lessons, $80/hour for clinics (with 4 players)
Summer Affiliations: Self-employed
Statement/Coaching Philosophy: I concentrate on proper technique and fundamentals for new players. For all players I try to maximize their abilities and strive to shape my instruction individually since no two players are the same. Less talking, more hitting.