Courtesy of Milwaukee School of Engineering
MILWAUKEE -- Ruth McGuire has been named head coach for the MSOE women's tennis program, director of athletics Brian Miller announced Monday.
McGuire is a USPTA tennis professional with 12-plus years of coaching experience in the Milwaukee area. She takes over Jo Ann Randerson, who stepped down after last season.
"We are excited to add Ruth to our department," Miller said. "She's done a great job coaching in the community in Milwaukee and we think her experience and philosophies make her a tremendous fit to lead our women's tennis program. The team took a step forward last season and Ruth is the right person to continue that trend."
McGuire is currently the head coach of Marquette University High School's junior varsity Gold "no cut" tennis program, as well as the Divine Savior of Holy Angels JV program. She has also served as head boys and girls varsity coach at Dominican High School and was Milwaukee Tennis and Education Foundation Site Director in 2008.
McGuire has had great success at the conference level, having led her Marquette gold team to championships in four of her five seasons. At DSHA, the Dashers have won conference titles in both of her seasons.
McGuire is a Shorewood native and graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a bachelor's degree in geography and urban studies. She earned her master's from UWM in urban geography and transportation. Outside of tennis, she has served as a research analyst for the Chicago-Area Transportation Study and as a lecturer in the department of geography at the University of Cincinnati.
The Raiders are coming off their first NACC Tournament berth in five years last season.