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Monroe Walker III Released as Head Tennis Coach
Monday, January 7, 2019
Monroe Walker III Released as Head Tennis Coach

NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State University Athletic Director Teresa Phillips announced that head tennis coach Monroe Walker has been relieved of his duties.  

“We are thankful for Coach Walker’s dedication and service to the university over the past three and a half years,” said Director of Athletics Teresa Phillips. “We appreciate his efforts to improve the tennis program and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”  

In four years as the head tennis coach, Walker led the women’s team to a 31-50 overall record, 4-34 in OVC play, and the men’s team to a 27-53 overall, 2-27 league record.  

In his last season (2017-18), Walker led the women’s team to its second HBCU Invitational title and its first ITA Regional appearance. His final full season at the helm of the Tigers resulted in the best record in his tenure, 13-16 for the women and 10-12 for the men.  

In 2016, TSU took its first trip to the OVC Tournament since 2003 and received the Tennis OVC Sportsmanship Award.  

Walker previously served as a volunteer assistant for TSU during the fall of 2011, before returning as head coach in January of 2015 with his first head-coaching stop at Graceland University (2012-15).  

An interim coach will be named for the spring.