NASHVILLE, Tenn. --- Lola Oredugba has been named the head coach for the men's and women's tennis program at Tennessee State. Oredugba served as the interim assistant women's tennis coach last season.
This will be Oredugba's first time as a head coach of a Division I program. "Being a head coach at a DI institution was definitely the next step after learning the game at such an early age, then traveling and competing for many years," stated Oredugba. "It's something I've long desired - so transitioning into this role at my alma mater is all the more rewarding."
Oredugba attended Tennessee State from 2002-2006 and played tennis all four years under head coach John Robinson.
After being named the head coach, Oredugba said she had lots of thoughts, the main one being, "Learning is key! So I soak up as much knowledge as possible - learning from those who've done it here at TSU and other institutions. My goal is to develop a strong men's and women's program that continues to progress each year and to never remain stagnant."
During the upcoming season Oredugba wants to have a team foundation of disicipline, accountablility and transparency. Oredugba believes that on and off the court the student-athletes are all expected to "do work." She works for them "10000%" so that her team will be more than willing to do the same for her.
Oredugba will kick off her first season as head coach participating in the ITA Regional Tournament Oct. 24-28 hosted by Vanderbilt University.