Thanks for dropping by! My name is Jeff (some call me coach) and I’m a long time collegiate tennis coach. I am fortunate to have coached (and been a mentor) for nearly 30 years. For most of that time I have been head men’s coach at Whitman College (my alma matar). Under my guidance, Whitman has become one of the top programs in D3 tennis — we are consistently nationally ranked and in 2018 made the Elite 8 at the NCAAs. Prior to Whitman, I was head men’s and women’s coach at Montana State University – Bozeman (NCAA D1). Before that I was fortunate to be assistant to legendary coach Greg Patton at Boise State University (top 5 in D1).
I am also the founder of one of the top adult tennis campus in the nation – Tennis and Wine Camps. Through these camps I have met many outstanding people, sampled some of the best wine and food in the region, and raised funds for the Whitman tennis programs.
I have a great love of the outdoors and am fortunate to live in an area that provides ample outdoor opportunities. I have enjoyed many a good backpacking trip, exploring, camping in my 13′ scamp trailer, fly fishing on incredible waters, and rafting/kayaking area waterways.
Through the years I have met many incredible people, coached a large number of amazing young men and had numerous travel and outdoor experiences.
So stay awhile — enjoy some stories, learn some of my favorite tennis and conditioning drills/activities, explore leadership ideas, and get some advice for young people (and their parents) as they look to play college tennis.
PS Just getting this site up and running so check back often for new content.