The Green Bay women's tennis team has a new leader as
Sara Schubring has been hired as the fourth head coach in the
program's 36-year history, Green Bay Athletics announced on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011.
Schubring is a USPTA certified tennis professional at Western Racquet
and Fitness and brings 16 years of coaching and
instructing experience to the Phoenix.
excited to embrace the challenge of creating a team culture at Green
Bay that promotes consistent and successful competitive performances,"
Schubring said. "The limitless opportunities
to be amazed fuel my passion for teaching, playing and promoting the
sport of tennis. Focusing on what can be done now will lay the
foundation for future program growth."
has worked at Western Racquet and Fitness in Green Bay since 1997,
where she instructs a variety of levels and ages in group and private
lessons. She is also an instructor
at Green Bay Country Club and has served as the coordinator of the
Green Bay Area Junior Tennis Team for the United States Tennis
Association (USTA) (2005-08).
the years, Schubring has gained valuable coaching experience at both
the collegiate and high school levels. She served as the men's and
women's head tennis coach at St. Norbert
College from 1998-00, where she guided the men's team to a conference
championship playoffs appearance.
began her coaching career while still in college at the University of
Wisconsin-La Crosse. She guided the La Crosse Logan High School boys'
varsity squad during the 1995-96
season, while also coaching as an assistant on the La Crosse Central
High School girls' staff that year. Most recently, Schubring led the
Ashwaubenon High School girls' varsity team from 2002-04, winning a
conference championship in the 2002 campaign.
college, Schubring was a standout for the UW-La Crosse women's tennis
squad, serving as team captain for the Eagles while playing No. 1
doubles and No. 2 singles. She received
her bachelor's degree in Mathematics from UW-L in 1996 before earning
her master's in Exercise and Sports Science-Human Performance from the
same institution in 1998.
Schubring remains competitive in the sport by competing on and managing local USTA adult and junior league teams.
Green Bay women's tennis team recently opened its fall schedule,
competing at the River Forest Invitational last weekend. The Phoenix is
back in action this Friday at the three-day
Northern Iowa Invite in Waterloo, Iowa.