Mark Thomas enters his eighth season as Green Bay's men's tennis coach in 2014-15. The Phoenix has grown into a perennial Horizon League contender under Thomas and has appeared in the NCAA Tournament in three of the last four seasons.

Thomas took the Phoenix back to the NCAA Tournament in 2014-15 to face No. 4 Illinois in Champaign, Ill. Green Bay fell 4-0 to the Big Ten champions.

He coached a trio of All-Horizon League performers in 2014-15, first-teamers Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Germany) and Leopold Gomez Islinger (Weiden, Germany) and second teamer Howard Scott (Exeter, England). Tenzer finished his career as Green Bay's second all-time singles wins leader with 92, trailing only Paul Swanson who finished his career with 94 singles wins.

Thomas was named the Horizon League's Men's Tennis Coach of the Year for the third time in his career in 2014-15 after leading the Phoenix to an 18-8 (6-0 Horizon League) record.

Thomas, an owner of Western Racquet & Fitness Club in Green Bay, has served as a tennis professional at Western since May of 2004. A number of his former pupils have achieved state, regional and national rankings. Some have gone on to play collegiately at the NCAA Division I and III levels.

In addition to his teaching duties, Thomas has served key roles in the business operations, development and accounting areas for the club.

Thomas graduated from Marquette University in May of 2002 with a degree in finance. At Marquette, he was a four-year member of the tennis team and was named team captain his senior year. He also served as a Student-Athlete Council representative.

As a prep, Thomas was the team captain and No. 1 singles player for Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) Lahser High School. He was named all-league, all-county, all-area and all-state. Thomas was ranked in the top 20 in the Midwest as a junior in the 18-and-under division and played Jr. Davis Cup for Southeastern Michigan.

Thomas and his wife, Mary, have a son, Alexander, and a daughter, Anna.

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