Chris Tudor ('09) will take the reigns of the ONU Tennis teams effective August 2013.
Tudor returns to Olivet to take reigns of tennis teams
Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013 at 10:54 AM
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – Gary Newsome, Director of Athletics at Olivet Nazarene University is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Tudor (’09) as the new men’s and women’s tennis coach effective with the 2013-2014 season. Tudor will take over for current coach Andy Gibbs who resigned effective at the end of the season to relocate with his family.
Tudor is no stranger to the Tiger tennis program, having been a member for four seasons and an assistant coach for two. As a player, Tudor helped lead the Tigers to the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) National Championships in 2010 and qualified all four years to the International Tennis Association (ITA) National Championships.
In May 2009, Tudor earned his bachelors of science degree in Art. He was named to the Dean’s List honors for his work in the classroom from 2005-2007.
“It is a great honor and privilege to coach Olivet’s tennis teams,” said Tudor about this new endeavor. “Olivet continues to be strong and a great ambassador for tennis. Each player brings forth their own talents and individuality. As a coach I will help mold them to become the player they desire and help them make an impact, on and off the court.”
Since leaving Olivet, Tudor has stayed involved in tennis as an instructor at the Indianapolis Racquet Club. In August 2012 an opportunity arose to allow him to become the tennis pro at the Anderson Sports Club in Anderson, Ind. where he was responsible for running conditioning classes, coordinating tournaments and providing private tennis lessons.
“I have great hopes and expectations, not only in their tennis careers, but in their academic achievements as well. We want to inspire them to make a difference beyond Olivet and to become that great example for the next generation," continued Tudor.
Tudor will relocate back to Bourbonnais with his wife, Sarah, and their two children, Ethan and Adalynn.