Dan Erickson enters his first season as the Head Coach of
the Men's & Women's Tennis program at Cornerstone University. Coach Erickson is excited about the challenge
of restarting the tennis program at Cornerstone and is actively seeking players
who want to make an impact right away.
Dan is passionate about helping players grow in their tennis games, in
their academic careers, and in their relationship with Christ.
Coach Erickson played four seasons of tennis at Bethel
College (Mishawaka, IN), where he played anywhere from #2-6 singles and all 3
doubles positions. During that time, Dan
began working at the South Bend Racquet Club and the Leeper Park Tennis Center
and developed a love for teaching tennis, the tennis industry, and growing the
game in the community. He also coached
high school tennis in South Bend, IN. After college, Dan moved to Lexington,
KY, where he took the job as General Manager of the Kentucky Tennis Academy
(KTA). After several years, Dan
transitioned to the Lexington Tennis Club, the second largest indoor tennis
club in the country, where he then also served as General Manager. Dan also helped start Champions Sports, a
40,000 square foot indoor baseball & softball training center, as well as
start The Kentucky Baseball Club, for which he served as Treasurer. After 10 years in Kentucky, Dan has returned
to the Midwest and now serves as Cornerstone's Head Coach. Dan remains an active tennis player and says
that little relaxes him more than hitting tennis balls.
Dan and his wife, Dr. Nancy Erickson,
live with their two children, Sophie and Paul.
Dave Grube quotes: "I
have no doubt that Dan is the right person for this job. His experience and
passion for the game of Tennis is evident and I'm confident that he'll provide
the right kind of leadership necessary to produce a successful program. His
He's exactly what we need for a start-up program. "
"Dan looks forward to
developing strong tennis players and championship teams but his greatest desire
is to see his players grow spiritually."