Lola Oredugba, a former Tiger standout, returned to Tennessee State in the spring of 2019 to take over as the Interim Assistant Coach for women’s tennis.
Before accepting the position at her alma mater, Oredugba spent time in the pro circuits, competing on four of the world’s continents and has used the last nine years kick-starting her own wellness company, training, conditioning and coaching tennis.
The Richmond Heights, Missouri native is the first African American female from the area to play professional tennis. Oredugba worked with the city mayor, Jim Thomson, USTA, ATA and Tennis Legends to dedicate a newly built park on the land where a young Arthur Ashe practiced to the legendary three-time grand slam title holder and his coach Richard Hudlin.
Oredugba graduated from Tennessee State University in the spring of 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration when she played under long-time head tennis coach Gerald Robinson, Sr. and holds Human Resource Information System and Professional Tennis Registry certifications.