The university administration has announced that men’s and women’s tennis will return to FHU beginning Spring 2018. Stark Davis, FHU criminal justice professor, has been named coach of the teams. Prior to his coming to FHU, Davis coached five seasons, 2012-16, at Haywood High School in Brownsville, Tennessee. During his time there, his teams produced a 71-18 record, while twice qualifying players for the state tournament.
Like other sports offered at Freed-Hardeman, the tennis teams will compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), as one of 13 schools in the American Midwest Conference (AMC). The university offered tennis for nearly 60 years, from 1950 to 2007. In that time, the teams achieved unparalleled success, as the men’s and women’s teams combined for 15 Tennessee Collegiate Athletic Conference (TCAC) Championships, seven TranSouth Conference Championships and seven national tournament appearances, while producing 37 All-American players.
Davis has begun preparations for the Spring 2018 season. Those desiring additional information regarding the tennis program or possible participation may contact the FHU Office of Intercollegiate Athletics at 731-989-6900.