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Loyola names Chad Mann as men's and women's tennis coach

January 24, 2014

Loyola University New Orleans has hired Chad Mann as head coach of the men's and women's tennis teams. Mann joins the Wolf Pack after working as the assistant men's and women's tennis coach at the University of the Ozarks. He is the second tennis coach since Loyola reinstated the women's program in 2009-10 and the men's team in 2010-11.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to lead the tennis programs at Loyola,” said Mann. “My desire to lead the men and women's tennis teams and share my experiences with them will foster a wonderful environment for all who are a part of our tennis program.”

In his two seasons at the Ozarks, Mann assisted in coaching and recruiting, managing budgets, fundraising, organizing practices, making travel arrangements and event management. Additionally, he acted as an instructor for the Physical Education Department, teaching tennis.

“We were impressed by Chad's knowledge, preparation and enthusiasm during the interview process,” said Director of Athletics and Wellness Dr. Michael Giorlando. “He brings a wealth of experience as a coach and a player. His ability to recruit talented student-athletes will be an asset to our program and the university. We look forward to him joining our team.”

Prior to his career at the Ozarks, Mann spent the 2007-08 season as a student coach with the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor tennis team, where he aided in recruiting, leading practice drills and maintaining team equipment. A University of Mary-Hardin Baylor alumnus, Mann was a member of the Crusaders varsity tennis team from 2006-08, where he received his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science and English. Additionally, he earned a U.S. Professional Tennis Association Certification.

From 1999-03, Mann served in the U.S. Army as a military intelligence imagery ground station operator. He was responsible for supervising and participating in detecting, locating and tracking ground targets.

“It's an honor to be a part of the Wolf Pack and I look forward to continued success for our student-athletes in the classroom and on the court,” Mann said.

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