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Tennis Staff
 Craig Ward
Since coming to Ouachita Baptist University in 1990, Craig Ward has guided the OBU men’s tennis team in becoming a highly ranked national power. He is Ouachita’s most successful tennis coach with more than 200 victories to his coaching credit. Ward has coached numerous tennis and academic All -Americans in his tenure at OBU. He is no stranger to accolades given by his peers and honors won by his team and individual players on the courts.

Coach Ward and his wife Kim have two sons, Nicholas and Brian, and a granddaughter, Jenna.

Coaching Awards

Coach of the Decade- Gulf South Conference
Arkansas Tennis Hall of Fame
National College Coach of the Year
United States Professional Tennis Association College Coach of the Year
Arkansas Tennis Professional of the Year
Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Community Service Award
Wilson Sporting Goods Advisory Staff
Nike Sporting Goods Advisory Staff

Ouachita Men's Tennis Team Awards since 1990

2 NCAA Divison II Final Four appearances
2 #1 National rankings
1 Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Team Sportsmanship Award-2004
14 National Top Ten finishes
25 Tennis All-Americans
11 Conference Championships
32 Academic All American (3.5 Cumulative GPA or higher)
6 Academic All American Teams (Overall Team GPA 3.3 or higher)
2 Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship and Leadership Award Winners
68 All Conference selections

Win Loss Record 262 wins – 99 losses=73%