- How long have you been working at Chapman / how did you get here?
I’ve been at Chapman for 20 years. I was an assistant women’s coach at UC Irvine for three years prior to Chapman.
- What’s your favorite story from working at Chapman?
When they were talking about building a new tennis center. Around 2012 they were tinkering with the idea. We got together with the Vice President and the Athletic Director to draw plans for new tennis courts. Every few months we would talk about where we would put it. And now we have the brand-new center across from Dodge. Other than that, there have been good wins against schools that have been nationally ranked. But most exciting was definitely the new tennis center.
- What’s the best part about working with student-athletes at Chapman?
With Chapman, it’s Division III, so if they’re on the team its because they want to be on the team. It’s different with Division I where they’re pretty much being paid to play tennis as opposed to someone that’s willing to play because they love they sport so much.
- What is the best moment from your two decades of coaching at Chapman?
When Elizabeth Lewis won the 2009 ITA National Small Colleges Championship singles title.
- Anything else you want to say to alumni?
You are lucky that you went to Chapman and that you graduated from Chapman. I’m sure you have found success after Chapman and it really is a family. It’s cool to see everyone grow up, even though it makes me feel older.