ATLANTA, Ga. - Agnes Scott College Athletic Director Joeleen Akin has announced the hiring of TJ Greggs as the Scotties' new head tennis coach.
Greggs comes to Agnes Scott with extensive experience. Most recently, Greggs served as the head men's tennis coach at Kennesaw State University. Greggs began his career at Kennesaw in 2006 as the Director of Tennis Operations where he served as the women's head coach. In 2008 Greggs helped to establish a brand new men's tennis program and took over head coaching duties for the men in 2009. Under Greggs' leadership, the women's program saw continual improvement going from a record of 4-18 in their first season of DI competition to a record of 11-9 during Greggs' last season with the women.
"We are very excited to welcome Coach Greggs to the Agnes Scott family," said Akin. "It is clear that he is incredibly passionate about tennis and has the knowledge and experience necessary to take our program to the next level."
Greggs' success extends from the courts to the classroom where 33 of his team members have been named ITA Academic All-America players over the past eight years. Both the men's and women's team were named an ITA All-Academic team in 2008-09. In addition, every member of the squad was named to the conference All-Academic team in 2009-10 and 2010-11.
In addition to his coaching duties, Greggs served as an assistant director of residence life at Kennesaw. Greggs has worked as an assistant tennis coach at Allegheny College and at the University of Buffalo.
Greggs played tennis at Westminster College, a small liberal arts college in Pennsylvania. While there, he was a two-time All-Keystone/Empire Collegiate College performer. Playing No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles, Greggs twice advanced to the finals of the conference tournament and in 1994 he represented Westminster at the NAIA National Tournament.
Greggs earned a BS in Mathematics from Westminster College in Pennsylvania where he also played tennis and earned a MA in Counseling and Education Psychology from Slippery Rock University.