• A $10 million state-of-the-art athletic support facility • 7,000-square foot strength and conditioning center with flat-screen televisions for individual instruction • 5,000-square foot sports medicine facility • JMU’s athletic hall of fame
WELCOME A Message from the Coach Welcome to JMU Men’s Tennis! I am extremely proud to be the Head Men’s Tennis Coach at my alma mater. This is an exciting time in the history of the tennis program. I look for great accomplishments from the individual competitors and the team as a whole. Simply put, JMU is an awesome place to be! The collegiate years are a time in a person’s life that offers so much growth and development. JMU and the tennis program involve student-athletes in an environment that is perfect for achieving high goals and aspirations. The team at JMU will work diligently to provide each student-athlete with the necessary resources to develop and succeed in the classroom, on the court, and beyond. The team I referred to is more than just student-athletes and coaches. A full supports staff comprised of professionals in the areas of academic advising, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, athletics communications, and sport psychology help all student-athletes realize and reach their full potential. The level the JMU tennis team aspires to is the highest. The coaching staff and sport team will prepare all student-athletes as if they are going to continue onto the professional level after their collegiate career is finished. Dedication to improvement through hard work is a must for every member of the program. High-level training in a team environment will help to raise the level of each individual and the entire program. I thank you for considering the JMU tennis program for the next step of your tennis development. I hope you give serious consideration to JMU helping you take your game and life to the next level. Sincerely,
Steve Secord Head Men’s Tennis Coach
2010-11 Schedule September
10-12 Virginia Fall Classic (split squad) 17-19 Georgetown Fall Invitational (split squad) 24-26 East Carolina Fall Shootout
8-10 Hampton Roads Fall Invitational 20-24 TA Atlantic Regional
16 at William and Mary* 21 at Duquesne 21 vs. Robert Morris (at Duquesne)
5 vs. George Washington (at ODU) 6 at Old Dominion* 19 vs. St. Bonaventure (at VT) 19 at Virginia Tech
5 St. Francis (Pa.) 5 Howard 8 vs. St. John’s (at The Citadel) 8 vs. Case Western Reserve (at The Citadel) 9 at The Citadel 10 vs. East Carolina (at CCU) 12 at Coastal Carolina 18 Norfolk State 23 Liberty 26 at Longwood 31 Radford
2 vs. Delaware* (at ODU) 8 at Georgetown 9 Richmond 13 George Mason* 16 at VCU* 21-24 at CAA Championship * denotes CAA match BOLD denotes home match CAA Championship at Old Dominion
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athletes Matt King
Senior Lorton, Va./Robinson (Old Dominion) • Two-time All-CAA doubles selection with partner Mike Smith (third in 2010, second in 2009). • 23-13 doubles record and 6-10 mark in singles play. • Ranked as high as 38th nationally in doubles by ITAtennis.com.
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Senior Kherson, Ukraine/ Kherson Technical H.S. • Returning player who played Nos. 4-6 singles and all three doubles levels. • 9-11 singles record and 12-13 in doubles play, all during spring duals. • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award.
athletes Jovan Milic
Junior Belgrade, Serbia/ Belgrade Sports School
Junior Oulu, Finland/Kastellin Lukio
• Returning No. 6 singles player. • 13-10 singles record and 5-1 doubles mark. • Went 3-0 with teammate Ville Maaranen at Mason Fall Invitational.
• Third team All-CAA singles in 2010. • 25-9 record at No. 3 singles and 7-6 doubles mark. • Four win streaks of at least four matches, including a career-high seven.
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athletes Greg Vladimirsky
Sophomore Coral Springs, Fla./ Broward Virtual • Returning No. 2 singles and No. 3 doubles player. • 20-12 singles record and 18-11 doubles mark. • Won Flight “B” doubles bracket at 2009 Old Dominion Invitational (4-0).
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Junior Lyon, France/ Aux Lazaristes Minimes (Wayne State) • Career 31-12 singles record and 26-15 doubles mark. • Two-time First Team AllGLIAC. • Won 14-consecutive matches at No. 1 singles as a sophomore.
athletes Ryan Pool
Sophomore Melbourne, Australia/ Braemar (UTChattanooga)
Sophomore Borderes, France/Lycee Theophile Gautier (Auburn Montgomery)
• 9-18 singles record while playing primarily at Nos. 1 and 2. • 11-14 doubles record at No. 1. • Ranked top-200 in Australia and as high as fourth in Victoria in the 18 & over age group.
• 8-1 singles record, playing at Nos. 4-6. • 5-0 doubles record, playing at Nos. 2 and 3. • Member of 2010 NAIA national championship team that went 26-2 last year.
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coaching staff Steve Secord Head Coach • 17th season as the Dukes’ head coach. • Former team captain and Most Valuable Player for the Dukes. • 149 career wins at the helm of the JMU program. • During his tenure, JMU has produced members of the All-CAA team, achieved team and individual regional rankings and produced a Verizon Academic AllAmerica first team honoree. • Coached Matt King and Mike Smith to Third Team All-CAA doubles, Tommi Nissinen to Third Team All-CAA singles and Smith to Second Team All-CAA singles in 2010. • Directed seniors Andrew Lux and Troy Stone into the main draw finals of the National Indoor Region II Championships in 2002. • As a player, he helped lead the Dukes to CAA titles in 1989 and 1991. • He posted careers records of 6734 in singles and 63-34 in doubles competition. • Claimed the singles championship at the Harrisonburg Daily News-Record Tournament in 1995, 2005 and 2006. • Received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from JMU in 1991.
Zachary Watson Assistant Coach • First season as assistant coach. • Three-time NCAA participant as a player at Radford (2007, 2008, 2009). • Two-time All-Big South doubles team (2008, 2009). • Compiled 72-32 singles record and 73-32 doubles record in four years starting at RU. • As a freshman, one of two players in the Big South to go undefeated in conference play (9-0 in 2007). • Graduated from Radford in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise sport and health education.
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Tommi Nissinen • Third Team All-CAA singles in 2010
Mike Smith • Four-time All-CAA doubles
selection • Second Team All-CAA singles in 2010
Drew Whitman • CAA Coach of the Year in 1991
Richard Cote • CAA Coach of the Year in 1989
Cullen de Windt • CAA Rookie of the Year in 1994
Matt King • Two-time All-CAA doubles selection
Jared Robinson • CAA co-Rookie of the Year
in 2008 • Two-time Second Team AllCAA singles selection
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Luis Rosado • Second Team All-CAA singles and doubles in 2001
David Emery • First Team All-CAA singles in 2005 • Second Team All-CAA doubles in 2005
Bob Allensworth • ITA Scholar Athlete in 2003
Matt Goetz • JMU Male Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1991
Colin Malcolm • ITA Scholar Athlete in 2003
Clint Morse • ITA Scholar Athlete in 2003
Mark Trinka • JMU Male Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1985
John Snead • JMU Male Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2007 • ITA Scholar Athlete in 2003
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John Alexander Janssen • ITA Scholar Athlete in 2003
Andrew Lux • JMU Male Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2001 and 2002 • CoSida Academic All-American in 2001 and 2002 • First Team All-CAA singles in 2001 and Second Team in 2002 • Second Team All-CAA doubles in 2001
Jesse Tarr • Four-time All-CAA doubles selection
• Second Team All-CAA doubles in 2003 • ITA Scholar Athlete in 2003
• JMU Male Scholar Athlete of the Year in 1991
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this is jmu JMU’s beautiful campus includes 111 major buildings on 712 acres. The original campus is built around the Quadrangle, where buildings are constructed of native blue limestone and have ivy coverings. The University’s 18,400 students may choose from 108 degree programs in seven colleges -- College of Arts and Letters, College of Business, College of Education, College of Integrated Science and Technology, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Graduate School. JMU’s academic program combines the liberal arts tradition with preparation for technology in a rapidly changing world. All students receive a strong foundation of knowledge through a rigorous general education program. • Female/Male Ratio: 61/39 • Student/Professor Ratio: 16/1 • Average Class Size: 29
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“ JMU truly has it all! JMU is known for high academic standards, great athletic achievements, and astounding campus beauty. The personality shines through when you visit JMU and experience the inspiring professors, energetic student body and proud alumni. Everyone who associates themselves with JMU is proud to wear purple and gold.” - Samantha Smith, JMU swimming coach
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this is jmu • U.S. News & World Report in its 2010 America’s Best Colleges guidebook ranked JMU first in the South among public universities for the 16th straight year. • JMU is Virginia’s most-popular college or university, drawing applications from the greatest percentage of the state’s graduating high school seniors. • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in 2010 ranked JMU 21st nationally on its list of 100 best values in public colleges -- schools that offer a first-class education at a reasonable price. • Yahoo! Internet Life included JMU on its 2001 listing of “The Nation’s 100 Most Wired Universities,” listing JMU 53rd among larger institutions. • JMU was included in the 2002 edition of The Unofficial, Unbiased, Insider’s Guide to the 320 Most Interesting Colleges with one author saying “JMU is almost too perfect to be believed.” • JMU has been described as “one of the best managed, most dynamic public universities in the nation” in The Guide to 101 of the Best Values in America’s Colleges and Universities. • BusinessWeek magazine in 2010 ranked JMU’s College of Business 12th nationally among business schools at public universities and 41st among all universities. • JMU is among schools “that prove activism and community service are alive and well on campus,” says Mother Jones Magazine. • JMU’s exemplary programs for first-year students are “cornerstones of the University’s strong commitment to student learning and success,” says The Temple Guide: Colleges That Encourage Character Development. • JMU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 50 “Best Value” public universities in the 2010 Princeton Review “Best Value Colleges.” The list recognizes schools that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable price.”
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harrisonburg, va. A Great College Town Harrisonburg is convenient to the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., and Richmond while providing JMU students the comforts of the picturesque setting of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The city offers something for everyone. From downtown shopping and restaurants, to nearby national parks and forests, it provides JMU students the opportunity to sample many aspects of life. Harrisonburg offers a learning environment that is very unique in today’s hightech, educational world.
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academic History advising • Located in the Plecker Athletic Performance Center • Computer lab with more than 30 work stations • Tutoring and small group meeting facilities • Student-athlete lounge
Casey Carter Associate Athletics Director for StudentAthlete Services James Madison ‘70
Tiffany Hall Team Academic Advisor
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strength &conditioning History • Developing athleticism and sports performance • Seven training facilities encompassing more than 17,000 square feet • Staff includes five full time professionals with certifications as strength and conditioning specialists
Greg Werner Head Coach/Director of JMU Strength & Conditioning Austin Peay ‘91
Callye Williams Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
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sports History medicine • Multi-skilled professionals use current research, educational knowledge, and state-of-the-art equipment and technology to provide a comprehensive and progressive approach to assure the holistic well-being of student-athletes • Staff includes 20 boardcertified and licensed athletic trainers • Team physicians include Dr. Kent Diduch (board-certified in family practice physician) and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Miller, a nationally renowned fellowshiptrained orthopedist from the University of Virginia • Local chiropractors, physical therapists, sport psychologists, nutritionists, and orthotists are available to assist in the health care needs of studentathletes
Brittany Vorndran Team Athletic Trainer
Tom Kuster, ATC Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine James Madison ‘95
Dr. Kent Diduch Team Physician
Dr. Mark Miller Team Orthopedic Surgeon
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sports psychology • The Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) is committed to addressing the unique challenges that face student-athletes at JMU. • The CSDC provides a supportive environment to empower studentathletes to achieve personal, academic and athletic goals in the context of individual and/or group counseling. • Staff includes two full-time professionals with doctorates specifically tailored towards Sports Psychology.
Dr. Robert Harmison Director
Dr. Challace McMillin
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tennis information Office Location: Godwin Hall 106C Telephone: (540) 568-3950 Fax: (540) 568-3901 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mailing Address: Men’s Tennis James Madison University 260 Bluestone Drive MSC 2301 Godwin Hall, Room 106C Harrisonburg, VA 22807 Head Coach Steve Secord, James Madison ‘91 E-mail: email@example.com Telephone: (540) 568-3950 Assistant Coach Zachary Watson, Radford ‘10 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (540) 568-3950 Administrative Assistant Cassidy Zaccaria, (540) 568-6692 Athletics Communications Chris Brooks Email: email@example.com Telephone (540) 568-3701
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Who’s Who in JMU Athletics
Deputy Athletics Director
Associate AD, Student Athlete Services
Shelia Moorman Associate AD, Senior Woman Administrator
Kevin White Associate AD, Sports Programs
Assistant AD, Athletic Development
Assistant AD, Ticketing & Customer Relations
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Assistant AD, Sports Medicine
Assistant AD, Athletics Communications
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