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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.
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."