On the College Tennis Coaches Podcast, Dave Mullins and his guests deliver the best tennis information through discussions. Current coaching topics, trends, guests, and some fun along the way will make this your new favorite tennis knowledge podcast. The College Tennis Coaches Podcast hosts a series of discussions with industry leaders. Listen in with us!
Finding Your Entrepreneurial Spirit - Darryl Cummings
Darryl Cummings accumulated over 600 wins during his 20 years as a college coach at Norfolk State University, Virginia Wesleyan and Old Dominion University.
You have probably come across Darryl on social media or on his YouTube channel, you may also know him as one of the founders of the UTR and Cummings Athletics. In this podcast, Darryl shares his insights into how coaches can develop their entrepreneurial spirit, their marketing skills, and what he would do if he was the Czar of College Tennis for a day.
A Meritorious Coaching Career - Bev Buckley
Bev Buckley is now in her 35th year as the Head Women's coach at Rollins College. She has led her teams to over 500 wins and has coached 21 All-Americans. She was also a standout player herself competing in Wimbledon, the French Open, and the US Open.
Bev was recently recognized for her extraordinary commitment to the ITA and college tennis after being named the recipient of the 2020 ITA Meritorious Award this past December. We discuss her early days as a player and a coach, some mistakes she sees many coaches make early in their career, her advice for a long tenure in college coaching, and why coaches should consider getting more involved with the governance of college tennis.
Coaching Yourself First - Chad Stoloff
Chad Stoloff was the head women's coach at the University of Northern Colorado. Unfortunately, the program came to an abrupt end in the summer of 2020 due to athletic department financial concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic.
Chad began his career as a volunteer coach at San Diego State before eventually making his way to the head men’s coaching role at the University of Nevada, where he led the teams to many program firsts between 2005 & 2009. He also served as the head men’s and women’s coach at Springfield College from 2015 to 2018.
We discuss with Chad his transitions in and out of coaching and from one division to another, dealing with the cancellation of the program at UNC, how he balances his intense love of learning with application, and most importantly coach mental health.
Managing Without Tennis...Again - Jeremy Loomis
Jeremy Loomis is now in his 20th year as the head women’s tennis coach at Swarthmore College. He recently conducted a study named Perceptions of Division III college tennis coaches during the Covid-19 pandemic national emergency.
Jeremy possesses a Masters Degree in Exercise Science and also an MBA. He has coached at Duke, Maryland, Miami of Ohio and oversees in Jakarta, Indonesia.
In this podcast, we discuss some of Jeremy’s recent research, his advice for those coaches dealing with yet another semester without their teams or competition, what lessons he will continue to apply in a post-covid world, managing generational differences, and why coaches should take advantage of continuing education opportunities on their campus.
Mindset is Everything - David Sammel
David Sammel is well known in British and ATP coaching circles. He has coached many of the top British tennis players throughout the years. He regularly writes articles and publishes content about sport, psychology. He has now developed an online course (Mindset College) to help athletes reach their potential on and off the tennis court. David has also worked outside of tennis consulting with England Rugby and premiership clubs including Chelsea and Fulham.
In this podcast, we discuss how he teaches the players he works with to focus on the mental side of the game, how to help players bounce back from losing matches from a commanding lead, the importance of staying loose, the qualities of a great coach and much more.
Never Stop Challenging Yourself - Alison Swain
Alison Swain, the head women's coach at the University of Southern California, spent 10 years in the same role at Williams College winning a mind-blowing eight NCAA Division III National Championships along with countless other awards and trophies. She is now entering her 4th season at USC but began her professional life as an 8th-grade teacher and high school coach in Georgia.
In this podcast, we discuss how her background in education influences her coaching style, her remarkable success at Williams College, her decision to move from Division III to Division I, and she also shares some helpful advice for young coaches trying to make their way in this profession.