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The Adrian College athletic department has hired Adam Albertsen as its head men's and women's tennis coach. Albertsen will take over both programs effective July 1, 2011.
"This is a dream position for me because Adrian College has tons of potential," said Albertsen. "The tennis programs are supported by the institution and the facilities are excellent. I want to bring a new attitude towards tennis at Adrian College and reach never seen before levels of success. The recruiting aspect of the job is something that I'm very excited about and I want to get started."
Albertsen joins the Bulldog tennis programs after a one-year stint at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin during the 2010-11 school year. Albertsen coached the men's tennis team at St. Norbert and led the squad to a Midwest Conference North Division title. The team finished third overall in the conference and compiled an overall record of 10-12.
Albertsen also assisted with the Western Racquet Club junior tennis program while living in De Pere. In addition, Albertsen was a tennis instructor at Burlington Golf Club in Burlington, Iowa from May 2004 through September 2007. He was the assistant tennis pro in 2004 and 2005 and the head tennis pro in 2007.
"Adam was someone that really impressed our hiring committee," said athletic director Mike Duffy. "He really wants to build our tennis programs and compete on the same level with some of the other great MIAA schools in the sport. His drive to excel was evident right away upon speaking with him."
Albertsen was a four-year letterwinner from 2004 through 2008 at NCAA Division II Quincy University, which competes in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Albertsen was the team captain his junior and senior year and was an Academic All-GLVC honoree from 2005 through 2008.
Albertsen is a Burlington, Iowa native and received his bachelor of science degree in sport management from Quincy University in May 2008. He also received his masters of science degree in sport management from Western Illinois University in May 2010.