ALBION – Scott Frew, a man with ties to west Michigan, is in his second year as head coach of the men’s and women’s tennis teams and director of the Ungrodt Tennis Center at Albion College.
“Scott is the ideal person to lead our tennis program,” Peter Hart, Albion College athletic director, said. “He knows Michigan tennis, and he has the drive to build the finest tennis program in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.”
Frew came to Albion from the Kalamazoo County Family YMCA, where he had worked since September of 1993. In 1995, Frew became the head tennis professional at the YMCA and was responsible for all phases of the junior and adult programs at the YMCA Portage Program Center. In May 2001, Frew was promoted to Director of Tennis at the YMCA. The Kalamazoo YMCA was voted the Western Michigan Tennis Association organization of the year in 1999.
In addition to his work at the Kalamazoo YMCA, Frew served as the director of tennis at the Kalamazoo Country Club during the summers since 1998.
Frew gained experience at the collegiate level at Ferris State University, where he served as the head coach of the men’s and women’s tennis teams, head tennis professional, and co-director of the school’s tennis camps from 1986 to 1991. He coached a Bulldogs’ men’s doubles team to a NCAA Division II national championship in 1989 and was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Association Midwest Men’s Coach of the Year in 1991. During Frew’s tenure, FSU’s varsity teams consistently placed among the top 15 teams in the NCAA Division II national rankings, and the FSU Tennis Camp program served more than 650 players each summer.
Frew earned a B.S. in physical education and a B.B.A. in marketing (with a minor in business) from Western Michigan University in 1977. He received his M.A. in sport science from WMU in 1999.
Frew, a lifetime member of the United States Tennis Association, currently serves as second vice president of the Western Michigan Tennis Association. He previously served as president of the Western Michigan Professional Tennis Association.
Since 1992, Frew has completed eight specialty courses from the United States Professional Tennis Association.