2018 Men's Tennis
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2018 Men's Tennis Coaches
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Chad Simpson
Head Coach - 4th Season
Alma Mater: Liberty University (VA)
Chad Simpson begins his fourth season as head coach of the Point men's and women's tennis teams in 2017-18.  His 2016-17 men's team established a school record with 14 dual-match wins and also set school records with four conference wins and six wins in seven matches against NCAA Division II schools.
 
 
Simpson led the Skyhawks to two consecutive fifth-place finishes at the NCCAA National Tournaments in his first two seasons and his men's teams have brought in 39 dual-match victories.  Simpson led Point to a number two ranking in the NCCAA in 2015, and he mentored Rafa Hewett to three consecutive AAC All-Conference team selections and Asad Siyyid to a 2016 All-Freshman team selection and a 2017 All-Conference award.
 
 
Simpson's teams also have excelled in the classroom with 19 ITA Scholar Athletes, five NAIA Scholar Team Awards and three ITA Scholar Team Awards.
 
 
Coach Simpson has coached elite juniors as a private coach and has worked camps under the direction of Brad Dancer, the head tennis coach at the University of Illinois, and Chuck Kreise, former head coach and NCAA Coach of the Year at Clemson University.
 
 
Before coming to Point, Simpson served as the Athletic Director and Physical Education teacher at Countryside School in Champaign, Ill. from 2011-2014. He also served as an Assistant Tennis Professional at the Champaign Country Club for seven summer seasons. Simpson is certified as a United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Elite Professional.
 
 
Simpson earned his Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Liberty University in 2010, and also competed for four years at NCAA Division I Liberty, where he was able to break career records for singles and doubles victories.  Simpson was a two-time team captain and was named to the 2010 All-Big South Doubles team.  Simpson also holds a Master's Degree in Sports Administration.
 
 
Simpson and his wife, Emily, reside in LaGrange, Georgia, with their three-year old son, Josiah, and one-year old daughter, Abigail.
 
 
 
Jeri Stewart
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater: University of Georgia

Point University head tennis coach Chad Simpson added Jeri Stewart to serve as the assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach for the 2017-18 season.

 

“Coach Stewart has a wealth of experience at the elite junior level,” stated Simpson, “and is well connected around the state of Georgia, and most importantly has a heart for the Lord and to serve our student-athletes.  I am blessed to add a coach with her expertise to help guide our students on and off the court.”

 

Since 2000, Jeri has owned and operated the J. Stewart Tennis Academy in Columbus, Georgia.  She has coached numerous junior players who have gone on to play at every level of college tennis.  The most notable was Christian Garay, a player who was ranked number one in the United States in the 12’s division, and was also part of the Davis Cup and Junior David Cup team for Puerto Rico.  Coach Stewart also mentored two coaches at her academy that went on to start their own academies.

 

Coach Stewart played collegiate tennis at the University of Georgia in 1978 where she received a B.S. in Health and Education.  Jeri has been a certified Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) pro since 2000 and has added the following certifications: USTA High Performance coach, USTA certified Mental Coach, and specialist in competitive player development (USTA, USPTA).

 

Jeri and her husband served for four years on the staff of Campus Crusades for Christ Ministries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as creating and continuing to develop an international tennis ministry in the African nation of Zimbabwe, where she has made seven trips to teach tennis and to mentor others in teaching tennis.

 

When asked about the opportunity to coach and mentor at Point University, Coach Stewart said, “It has been a lifelong passion of mine to mentor and encourage others.  Also having a love for tennis, I am excited to be able to combine the two by coaching tennis in a team atmosphere at Point University.”

 

 
 
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