Waynesburg College tennis coach Ron Christman is a certified professional member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and an experienced tournament player, tennis instructor, and coach. He continues to teach privately and run tennis camps in the off-season. The 2005-2006 tennis season marks Christman's eighth at Waynesburg College. Christman has coached the women's team since the fall of 1998 and the men since the spring of 2000. Under his guidance, both programs earned their first winning seasons in 2001-2002. During each of the last three seasons, the women's team placed a program-best second place at the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championships. Following the 2005 tournament, four Yellow Jackets earned all-conference honors, while all three doubles teams received all-conference laurels. The men's team finished its spring season in 2005 with a second-place showing at the conference championships. Three singles players and two doubles teams placed to receive all-conference honors last season. The Yellow Jacket tennis teams have also achieved tremendous success in the classroom. The women's team earned its fifth-consecutive Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team Award in 2004-2005, while the men's team earned the coveted award for a second-straight season. Each team qualified five players for the ITA Scholar-Athlete award in 2004-2005. Christman was named USPTA Middle States Division College Coach of the Year for the second time in his career in 2004. His first honor from the USPTA came in 1999. Christman also has received PAC Coach of the Year twice during his tenure at Waynesburg. Christman's involvement in tennis goes beyond his coaching duties. He is a member of the ITA and sits on the United States Tennis Association Middle States College Committee. He is also a frequent presenter on a variety of tennis subjects. He won the USPTA Middle States seminar contest in 2000 and presented his "Winning Doubles Strategy" seminar at the USPTA World Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., that fall. He also has presented "Building Tennis Programs" and "NCAA Division III Tennis" at seminars in recent years. His past activities include serving as president of community tennis organizations as well as holding certificates as a USTA/ITA tournament official and a USTA NTRP rating verifier. His current tennis-teaching activities range from introductory clinics for adults and children to working directly with serious players. A native of Washington, Pa., Christman attended Waynesburg College and Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y.