Steve Secord, who was a key player on some of JMU's most successful teams, enters his eleventh season as the Dukes’ head coach. A former team captain and Most Valuable Player for the Dukes, Secord has compiled a 99-115 record in ten years at the helm of the JMU program. Last season, he guided seniors Andrew Lux and Troy Stone into the Main Draw Finals of the National Indoor Region II Doubles Championships.
During his tenure, JMU has produced members of the CAA All-Conference team, achieved team and individual regional rankings and, most recently, produced a Verizon Academic All-America First Team honoree.
Secord played for JMU from 1987 to 1991, and helped lead the Dukes to the Colonial Athletic Association title in 1989 and 1991, and second place finishes in 1987 and 1990. He posted career records of 67-34 in singles and 63-34 in doubles competition, and captured the No. 1 doubles title at the 1990 CAA Championship Tournament along with partner Marc Brix. During Secord’s tenure as a player, JMU amassed a 55-27 record in dual matches.
Secord, who received a degree in psychology from JMU in 1991, was a two-time Virginia High School League Group AAA State Champion for Potomac High School in Dumfries, Va. More recently, Secord claimed the singles championship at the Harrisonburg Daily News Record tournament for the past two summers and in 1995.
Prior to his coaching career, Secord served as the tennis professional at the Valley Wellness Center in Harrisonburg, and has also been an assistant pro both at Montclair Country Club in Dumfries and at the Willow Oaks Country Club in Richmond. In addition to his coaching duties, Secord is also an academic support services assistant at JMU.