Head Coach Peter Daub (Findlay, 1970)
•Led W&M to its highest ITA National Ranking in school history at No. 31 in 2007
•Guided the Tribe to eight seasons of 15-plus victories, inlcuding 16 in 2007 and 2008
•W&M advanced to its third NCAA Tournament under Daub in 2007
•Two-time Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year (1999, 2001)
•Career coaching record stands at 433-304 (men’s and women’s combined)
•One of eight head coaches in the history of W&M Athletics to register over 200 victories at the institution.
•Won 200th career match with a 7-0 sweep of George Washington (3/9/07)
•Claimed his 400th career win with a 4-3 win over Georgia State (4/9/07)
•Guided Tribe to the 2005 CAA Championship
•2005 USTA/Virginia College Coach of the Year
•2006 USTPA Mid-Atlantic College Coach of the Year
•In 2004, W&M upset Tennessee on the road, 4-3, in its first win over a top-10 SEC team in more than 30 years. W&M also stunned VCU, handing the seventh-ranked Rams its first loss ever in CAA play, as W&M earned another win over a top-10 foe.
•Daub-coached players have earned 47 All-CAA honors (26 singles/21 doubles).
•Coached a singles player to the NCAA Championships and a doubles team to the NCAA Championships on three occasions each
•Saw both a singles player and a doubles team compete at the NCAA Championships in 2008, marking the first time it occured at the W&M in over 60 years
•Saw Jeff Kader (singles) in 2003 and Alex Cojanu and Colin O’Brien (doubles) in 2006 become the first W&M players to compete in the ITA National Indoor Championships
•Coached a CAA Player of the Year, two CAA Rookies of the Year, an ITA Mideast Region Doubles Championship team and a CAA Tournament MVP
•Slogan of “Wild and Crazy Doubles” revolves around constant movement and motion in a very aggressive, structured atmosphere
•Mid-Atlantic Boys 18’s Section Head Coach at the 2008 National Team Championships.
College Coaching Prior to W&M
•As Georgia’s assistant coach, helped the Bulldogs achieve No. 4 and No. 2 national rankings and compete in the NCAA finals in 1993
•In 1995, coached the United States to a gold medal at the World University Games in Japan
•Coached at Redlands College for two seasons
•The men’s head coach at Temple from 1982 through 1989, he also led the women’s team from 1985 to 1989
•His players at Temple on the combined teams won the “Highest Student-Athlete GPA Award” for averaging over a 3.0 GPA for eight semesters.
Professional Coaching Prior to W&M
•Coached professionals at Wimbledon, Australian Open and U.S. Open
•Coached a pair of doubles teams to the round of 16 at Wimbledon
•A featured speaker at various events, including the USTA and USPTA national conventions and the ITA Coaches Convention
•At the 1997 and 2000 U.S. Opens, gave clinics at the USTA Tennis Teachers Conference
•Served as the coach of the Mid-Atlantic section at the Junior Davis Cup
As a Player
•Played professionally, winning titles in Australia and New Zealand
•First tennis player to be inducted into the Findlay College Athletic Hall of Fame
•Earned master’s degree in education (sports administration) at Temple University
•A graduate of Findlay College in 1970
•Lives in Williamsburg with his wife Ruth, a former Scottish Internationlist who is ranked in the top five nationally in the USTA 55s singles and doubles standings.
•Has a daughter, Kate, who played volleyball and tennis collegiately at UVA-Wise and son, Doug, who won the 2000 high school state doubles title, and played tennnis at VCU.