Jack Etchison starts his second season as the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Brescia University.
“We finished last season on a strong note, with Kat Hopp and Christina Greenwell being named 2008 Daktronics-NAIA Tennis Scholar-Athletes and Jason Grubbs making the KIAC All-Conference Tennis Team. And we are looking to continue to improve with the addition of five players who played in their respective state tournaments last year.”
The Brescia Women placed third in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference while the Men’s team captured fourth
Etchison played for two seasons at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana where he graduated in 1985. In his final season he was a Great Lakes Valley Conference finalist at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. In two years at Lincoln Trail College, in Robinson, IL, he was the No. 1 singles and doubles player, reaching the region finals twice. A native of Flora, IL he was a four-year letter winner at No.1 singles and No. 1 doubles, advancing to the state tournament all four years, where he was a quarterfinalist as a junior and senior. Etchison has held numerous USTA district, sectional and national rankings, reaching as high as No. 28 in the nation.
As a certified USPTA and USPTR Pro, Etchison has taught tennis for over 15 years including manager/head professional for the Wabash Valley Tennis Club in Terre Haute, IN where two of his students won USTA national championships. Most recently he has served as tennis professional for the Executive Racquet Club in Owensboro, KY
“I am very excited about the tennis program at Brescia and the opportunities that exist for us to grow and become successful “ said Etchison.