|SD graduate Meyer is UD tennis coach|
|Written by Staff Report|
|Monday, November 12, 2012 8:14 PM|
South Dearborn High School 2003 graduate Ryan Meyer was named men's and women's head tennis coach at the University of Dayton Friday, Nov. 2.
Meyer, 27, a four-year college player at Franklin (Ind.) College, has coached at the collegiate level for seven seasons and is a licensed tennis professional.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to take lead of the UD tennis program,” Meyer said. “To coach at a university with such a great academic and athletic reputation is an honor. I’m very much looking forward to working with everyone in the program and can’t wait to get started.”
Meyer comes to Dayton from Thomas More College (Ky.), where he was the head women’s tennis coach for the past three seasons.
Prior to coaching at Franklin, Meyer earned four letters as a member of the tennis team. He was an individual Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference champion in 2005 and team captain as a senior.
Meyer earned his bachelor’s degree in Recreation, with a minor in Sport Management, in 2008. Meyer also holds a masters degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia (Calif.) University in 2010.
He also has teaching professional experience at Five Seasons Sports Club in Crestview Hills, Ky., Stanford University and the Van der Meer Tennis University in Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Meyer interned at the Professional Tennis Registry in Hilton Head, and at the Lake Piedmont Tennis Club in Indianapolis.
“We are very happy that Ryan has accepted our tennis coaching position,” UD Senior Associate Director of Athletics Mike Kelly said. “He brings a wide range of experiences as a college player, college coach and teaching pro that will greatly benefit the student-athletes in our tennis programs.”
Meyer replaces Eric Mahone, who resigned just before the school year commenced.
Flyers' tennis teams were guided on the court this fall by intern Leah Hottois, a former player at Texas A&M.
Hottois will continue to work with the Dayton tennis programs.
UD spring seasons will begin in January, with the women’s team opening at Butler Jan. 18. Men’s team opens at home Jan. 25 vs. Robert Morris.