Wade Morgan will begin his sixth season as head coach for Schreiner Tennis this fall.
Since taking over both the men’s and women’s programs in 2011, Schreiner Tennis has
improved each year. During his tenure, Schreiner Tennis has placed over 30 players
on All-Conference Teams (in the ASC and the SCAC) The women’s tennis program made
school history in 2012-13 with an 11-8 overall record and earned a berth in the conference
tournament for the first time in Schreiner’s DIII era. The men also earned a post-season
nod that year for the first time in six years. The success continued in 2013-14 as
the Schreiner men earned the program’s first post-season win since 2005 in the SCAC
Championships. The Schreiner women made history that year as well, finishing the season
with a 13-9 record and a trip to the finals of the conference tournament. Not only
was this the first tournament win for the program since 1999, but it was the first
time that the women’s tennis team reached the conference finals. Morgan earned 2014
SCAC Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year award to cap off the record-setting season.
In 2015, both teams defeated regionally-ranked opponents and achieved winning records
in SCAC play. With the women maintaining their ITA West Regional Ranking. The success
continued in the spring of 2016 with both programs earned winning records at the same
time for the first time in Schreiner’s NCAA DIII era with the men achieving a record
of 14-5, and the women finishing 11-9, both teams also defeated regional ranked opponents
with the men earning a ranking briefly that year, 6 players received all conference
honors that year. Off the court, Coach Morgan has taken a more active role on campus
and now serves as a Residence Director for housing, as well as assisting with Student
Athlete Advisory Committee duties and is also working with Compliance within the SU
"We are very excited about having Wade Morgan lead our tennis programs.” said Ron Macosko, Schreiner University's Director of Athletics, in announcing Morgan’s hiring in 2011. Wade is very knowledgeable about NCAA Division III and has led a highly successful college and junior career culminating with multiple team championships at Hardin-Simmons. We have lofty goals for both of our programs and Wade knows first-hand, both as a player and coach, what it takes to be a team champion and will instill those attributes into both teams."
After a very successful junior tennis career, Morgan made an immediate impact at Hardin
Simmons and helped the team to the 2005 ASC Championship. HSU went on to win 2 more
consecutive American Southwest Conference Championships with the final one coming
in 2007 along with the programs first NCAA Championship bid in their Division III
era , Morgan was a key contributor to each of those teams, starting in the singles
and doubles lineups. He earned All- ASC honors every year he was at Hardin Simmons
and finished his career with an ITA West Region ranking of #20 in singles, and #2
in doubles. He was an ITA West Regional doubles finalist in 2007 as well.
Before coming to Kerrville, he served for one year as a volunteer assistant for HSU Tennis under current head coach Shane Williford. He earned his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science from HSU in 2008 and then earned a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation from Abilene Christian University in 2010. Morgan completed his second Masters Degree, from Concordia University Irvine in Coaching and Athletic Administration in August 2014.
Coach Morgan lives in Kerrville with his wife Gloria.
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