Nadebaum Named as New WT Head Coach
Schreiner University Athletics
announced that Garry Nadebaum has agreed to become the
university’s new Women's Tennis head coach. This will not
be Nadebaum’s first local coaching position as he served as
head coach of both the boys and girls tennis programs at Our
Lady of the Hills School here in Kerrville this past year.
During his tenure, he led the boys team to the TAPPS state
title. Nadebaum also is the Director of Tennis and Swimming
at Riverhill Country Club in Kerrville and brings a wealth
of experience to the job as a teacher and former standout
professional and collegiate tennis player.
He has been highly-successful developing young players.
Included in the dozens of nationally-ranked USTA junior
players he has developed, he recently coached Kerrville’s
Jordan Rux and helped Rux rise to the #1 USTA national
ranking. Rux recently completed his freshman season on the
nationally-ranked Baylor Bears men’s tennis team that won
the Big 12 championship with Rux gaining the decisive
point. Many of Nadebaum’s players have gone on to play in
college programs - several at the D-I level.
In his playing career, Nadebaum has racked up plenty of
awards and honors. He was the Oklahoma Adult Player of the
Year both in 2003 and 2001 and climbed as high as #25 in the
ITF World Rankings and #2 in the National 35's Singles
Rankings. He has notched over 100 first place and 100
second place finishes in tournament action.
He is a graduate (Business Administration) of Oral Roberts
University where he was a standout player. He was ranked as
high as #14 in the nation in doubles and #34 in singles for
a team that also ranked in the top 15 in the nation. For
his first two years in college, Garry starred at South
Plains (Junior) College and had similar national success
before moving on to ORU.
inherits a program at Schreiner that finished 2-5 in the ASC
West race and 2-9 overall. The Mountaineers return their
top four players from last year’s team including rising
junior Katrina Priess (Fredricksburg) and rising sophomore
Michelle Martinez who formed one of the best doubles
pairings in the ASC in 2008. Senior Stephanie Reed and
sophomore Alicia Wilbanks also were strong contributors and
form a solid nucleus to build around.
“We feel very
fortunate that Coach Nadebaum has agreed to lead our Women’s
Tennis program,” said Schreiner Director of Athletics Ron
Macosko. “Garry is known as a passionate and highly skilled
tennis teacher and mentor. It was a very difficult (search)
process because we are blessed with outstanding tennis
professionals in our area but we know that Garry will be a
tremendous asset and will help our players maximize their
potential both on the court and in the classroom.”