Chuck Brown is in his second season as men's and women's tennis coach at Transylvania after serving a year as the Pioneers top assistant.
His first season was a success, as the Transy men finished third in their first season competing in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and the women were fifth. Three Transy men and two women were named to the All-Conference team. Ethan Busald was selected men's MVP after winning the HCAC No. 1 men's singles championship, an accomplishment that also earned him Freshman of the Year honors.
A 1999 graduate of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., Brown earned a bachelor of science degree in business, majoring in marketing and professional tennis management. Chuck is currently the Tennis Professional at Spindletop Country Club during the summer months.
Brown has been a tennis professional with several clubs since graduating from the prestigious Professional Tennis Management Program at FSU. Brown taught tennis at The Kentucky Tennis Academy, Four Seasons Sports Country Club in Crestview Hills, Kentucky and Orchard Hills Racquet Club in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Chuck was the men's tennis coach at Thomas More College in 1999-2000 and currently serves as a volunteer assistant at the University of Kentucky.
As a player, Brown was a varsity player and captain at Meridian Community College, where he qualified for the regional semifinals in both singles and doubles and finished up 3rd in Mississippi in the NJCAA Tournament.
Brown is also a certified P-2 tennis professional with the United States Professional Tennis Association for 5 years and a certified Racquet Technician with the United States Racquet Stringers Association. As a USRSA Certified Stringer, Brown has strung racquets at tournaments such as the 2001 Kentucky International Jr. Tennis Derby, 2001 USTA National Boy’s and Girl’s 16s National Open, and the 2000 Interscholastic Championships East. Brown is currently a Chairperson for the Tennis Masters Series – Cincinnati and has worked at other professional tennis tournaments such as The Family Circle Cup in South Carolina and the Dumaurier Open in Toronto, Canada.