Courtesy of Edgewood College
MADISON, Wis. -- Edgewood College's nationwide search for a new head men's and women's tennis coach, turned up the best candidate right in their backyard. The Eagles have tapped Matthew "Bubba" Schultz to take over the Eagle tennis programs which have combined to win 10 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference titles since 2008.
Schultz comes back to Edgewood College after spending the last seven years as a teaching professional at Hitters Tennis Club in Middleton. For the past two years, Schultz has also been a coordinator for the USTA Junior Team Tennis program running local tennis leagues and events. From 2007-11 Schultz was the assistant coach, and then spent one year as the head coach of the Middleton High School team, leading the Cardinals to a Big Eight Conference championship and a WIAA State Tournament berth.
"I am excited to have Bubba Schultz join our department and lead our tennis teams," said Director of Athletics Al Brisack. "His passion for tennis, teaching and helping others find success was apparent to everyone involved in the search process. It is clear he understands what Edgewood College is about and how to be a successful member of the Eagle Athletics family. I look forward to his journey of taking two outstanding tennis programs into the future."
Schultz, a 2006 graduate of Beloit College, is no stranger to the Edgewood College family. He spent five seasons from 2008-12 as an assistant coach for the Eagles' men's soccer program under then-head coach Tim Alexander. He also coached soccer in the Middleton High School program and with the Madison 56ers club team.
Edgewood College's women's team concluded their fall schedule with a 9-5 record, including an 8-1 mark in the NACC. The Eagles clinched the #2 seed and a first-round bye for the NACC Tournament in May. The Eagle men have won three straight NACC titles and open up their season on January 27 in Moline, Ill. against Wabash College and Augustana College (Ill.).