Eric Rodgers came to Coe in the fall of 1989 as the director of the Clark Racquet Center and head tennis coach of both the men's and women's teams. He has led Coe to all eleven of its conference titles, earning the honor of Regional Coach of the Year in 1993 and 2004.
Previously, Rodgers led the tennis program at the University of Evansville, a NCAA Division I school. His teams captured two Midwestern Collegiate Conference titles and he was twice named Coach of the Year.
Still an active player in tennis and squash, Rodgers is a 1979 graduate of Kalamazoo College in Michigan. At Kalamazoo, he was a four-year letterman, captain and played on two NCAA championship squads for legendary coach George Acker.
Rodgers is very active in both NCAA and USTA tennis, serving on the NCAA ranking committee and the NCAA awards committee. He also represents the Iowa District Tennis Association on the Junior Competition Committee of the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. Well-known throughout the Midwest for his on-court training drills, he is a popular speaker at coach's clinics.
In a combined 28 years of prep and college playing and coaching, Rodgers has been involved in 19 conference championship teams. He has also had five of his players earn tennis All-American honors and one National Arthur Ashe Award winner.