Release courtesy of Wisconsin Lutheran College athletics communications
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – After serving for four seasons as an assistant coach, Ryan Sallmann has been elevated to head coach of the Wisconsin Lutheran College men's tennis team, Director of Athletics Skip Noon announced recently. Sallmann '14, who becomes the fourth head coach in program history, will also continue in his current role as head coach of the Warriors women's tennis team.
"We are excited to move both of these programs under a full-time coach," said Noon. "Ryan will do a great job advancing both of these programs forward, and we will have a much greater recruiting presence in the Midwest."
In his first two seasons at the helm of the women's tennis program, Sallmann guided Wisconsin Lutheran to back-to-back NACC Tournament appearances, a feat most recently achieved in 2012 and 2013 when WLC last posted consecutive 10-win seasons and finished at least .500 in conference play two straight years.
"I'm excited to be able to coach both the men's and the women's teams at WLC," said Sallmann. "I look forward to building up the program and working closely with the rest of our department to reach our goals."
In addition to coaching the Warriors, Sallmann is a tennis pro at Wisconsin Athletic Club Lake Country in Hartland. He also has worked with the Waukesha West High School boys and girls varsity teams, Waukesha Tennis Association, and the Milwaukee Tennis Education Foundation.
A two-time All-NACC Doubles and one-time All-NACC Singles selection, Sallmann played three seasons (2012-2014) for the Warriors. He collected 24 career doubles victories at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions, boasting the highest winning percentage (.585) among any doubles player in program history. Sallmann also posted 19 career singles wins, playing primarily at the No. 2 position. As a senior in 2014, Sallmann and the fourth-seeded Warriors won three NACC Tournament matches to earn the program's first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament.