Chad Simpson
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' women's team to a school-record six dual-match victories and a 3-5 conference record, also a school record, during the 2016-17 season.
 
 
On the men's side, the Skyhawks recorded two consecutive fifth-place finishes at the NCCAA National Tournament and brought in 39 dual-match victories in his first three years.  Simpson led Point to a number two ranking in the NCCAA in 2015, and he mentored Rafa Hewett to three consecutive All-AAC selections and Asad Siyyid to a place on the 2016 All-AAC Freshman team and an All-AAC award in 2017.
 
 
Simpson's men's and women'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.
 
 
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