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Dan Erickson enters his fourth season as the Head Coach of the Men's & Women's Tennis program at Cornerstone University. After starting the program in the 2011-2012 season, Cornerstone tennis has improved each year, picking up 2 wins in 11-12, 9 wins in 12-13, and 11 wins in 13-14. Additionally, Men's Tennis appeared in the Receiving Votes portion of the National Rankings for the first time in 13-14. Coach Erickson is hopeful that the improvement will continue in the upcoming season. More importantly, Coach Erickson hopes that he can use tennis as a means of helping his players grow closer in their relationship with Jesus 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, one of the largest indoor tennis clubs 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 Tennis Coach. Dan remains an active tennis player and says that little relaxes him more than hitting tennis balls. Dan is certified at the Professional Level by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), and is a USTA High Performance Coach.
Dan is Chair of the ITA East Regional Awards Committee for Men & Women (since 2012), Chair of the ITA East Region Rankings Committee (beginning fall 2014), and Secretary of the NAIA Tennis Coaches Association (beginning fall 2014).
Dan and his wife Nancy live with their two children, Sophie and Paul.