Michael Wayman has been the head men's tennis coach at Saint Mary's College since 1996. The three-time WCC Coach of the Year, Wayman is in his 18th season as head coach at Saint Mary's, and has also served as the facility supervisor of the Timothy Korth Tennis Complex throughout his tenure.
Against West Coast Conference opponents, Wayman has led the Gaels to a fifth place finish or better in eight seasons, including a second place finish in 2008 and third place finishes in 2011, 2007 and 1996. The runner-up finish in 2008 marked the best result by the Saint Mary's men's tennis team in the 41-year history of the WCC Championship. Wayman has been named the WCC Coach of the Year three times in the last eight years, receiving the honor in 2004, 2007, and 2008.
Under his guidance, two players have been named as the top freshman in the conference. Wayman led Frank Schmitt to the 2001 WCC Freshman of the Year after posting a 13-5 record in singles and 13-5 doubles record as well. In 2000, Thomas Burgemeister was named the WCC Freshman of the Year after finishing with an overall record of 10-7 in singles and 7-10 in doubles. Burgmeister was the first Saint Mary's men's tennis player to ever be named as the WCC Freshman of the Year.
Wayman has produced five First Team All-WCC honorees in singles in the past eight years, as well as six second team singles awards. He guided Lucas Tirelli to four consecutive All-WCC Second Team honors from 2008-11, and also guided Andre Sion to All-WCC First Team honors in 2004 and 2006. The duo of Joel Kusnierz and Tirelli earned the program's first ever All-WCC First Team honors in doubles after the 2008 season, while Gavin Leon and Maxime Olivan were given first team doubles honors in 2011. Achim Christner was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Eight First Team in 2008. As the head coach at SMC, Wayman has also produced 27 WCC All-Academic honorees over the past 16 years.
Under Wayman, the Gaels have received a national ranking by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association during four different seasons. The Gaels were ranked No. 61 to finish the 2011 season, the highest ranking of the season for the team.
The 2007 season marked the first time the program had ever been ranked, when the Gaels received a No. 58 ranking from the ITA. Wayman led the Gaels to the best season in program history in 2008, as the team finished the season ranked No. 47, after posting a 16-7 overall record. The 2009 team was ranked as high as No. 49 in the country, as well as the doubles duo of Joel Kusnierz and Marek Dovak earned the program's first ITA ranking, coming in at No. 60.
As the facility supervisor of the Timothy Korth Tennis Complex, the site has hosted nine West Coast Conference Championships, with the most recent one occurring in 2009. As facility supervisor, Wayman serves as the WCC Championship tournament director, which entails a variety of duties, such as coordinating the schedule with the WCC office, making arrangements for umpires and equipment, and overseeing any maintenance of the courts. Wayman has also been responsible for keeping the courts' conditions top-notch and oversaw the updating of the facility in the summer of 2008.
Wayman brings an extensive coaching background with him to Moraga. From 1984-85 he was the Tennis Professional at the Valley Vista Club in Walnut Creek, where he directed and advanced the junior and college player programs. Since 1990, the England native has coached the NCTA/USTA Zonal Championship teams and from 1986-1993, he directed the Junior Excellence Program for the Northern California Tennis Association. In addition to giving private lessons, Wayman also coaches youth clinics through the Saint Mary's Summer Camp Program.
A 1975 graduate from the University of Southern California, Wayman majored in History and History of Art. A three-year letter winner with the Trojans, he was a two-time First Team All-American and was a three-time Dean's List honoree.
After his graduation from USC, Wayman was a touring professional on the ATP Grand Prix Circuit (1975-1983), competing in a variety of major tournaments, including Wimbledon, the United States Open, the United States Indoors, WCT, and World Team Tennis.
Born in Dulwich, England, Wayman and his wife Nancy reside in Martinez, CA.