Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Director of Athletics Mike Sutton announced today the appointment of Gretchen Magers as the new head coach for CMS women's tennis. Magers joins CMS effective immediately.
"Gretchen brings a phenomenal background of competitive experiences in tennis: Collegiate, International, Olympic, and as a teaching pro," Sutton said. "All this is coupled with her enthusiasm, energy, and excitement for the opportunity of working with a team of student-athletes who have the potential to excel in collegiate tennis. We are very fortunate to have Coach Magers in our program and I look forward to the continued growth and success of Athena tennis."
Magers has been the head women's tennis coach for San Diego City College since 2008. She has previously served as head women's tennis coach at Our Lady of Peace High School from 1995-97 and as an assistant coach for the women's tennis team at San Diego State University in the 1993-94 academic year. In addition to her coaching experience, Magers served as the head tennis professional at Peninsula Tennis Club from 1996-2012. She has also served as tennis professional at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, Lomas Santa Fe Country Club and Fairbanks Ranch Country Club.
"I can't wait to get to Claremont and help the CMS Athenas tennis team reach new heights," said Magers. "It is a dream come true for me to be at a school like the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges. The academic reputations, the exceptional student bodies and world class facilities make for an ideal environment for our student-athletes to thrive. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with the returning players, incoming players and our capable tennis staff of Kathy Settles and Hank Krieger. The sky is the limit with this team."
Magers played 10 years on the WTA tour and was a top 20 singles and doubles player. She was a quarterfinalist at the U.S. Open, French Open and Wimbledon. She represented the United States in the 1984 Olympics, the World University Games, the Pan American Games and the Senior ITF World Championships. Collegiately, she was a four-time All-American at Trinity University where she was NCAA doubles champion in 1983 and NCAA runner-up in singles and doubles in both 1985 and 1986.
Magers has a Bachelor's in Physical Education from Trinity with a minor in Biology. She also earned a Master's in Sports Administration from California University of Pennsylvania.