Illinois Tech Athletics is excited to announce the hiring of Erik Scanlan as Head Coach of the university’s new men’s and women’s tennis programs. He brings a bevy of experience and energy to campus, which will accelerate the growth of Tech’s latest varsity sport additions. He will begin his new position immediately. The men’s and women’s tennis programs will begin competing in the Fall of 2017.
Scanlan comes to Illinois Tech by way of Carthage College, where he last served as a Graduate Assistant Coach for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. While at Carthage, both the men’s and women’s programs enjoyed great success with Scanlan on staff. The men’s team combined for a 42-14 record over Scanlan’s two seasons, winning the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Tournament Championship in both years. Carthage’s women’s team was also strong, combining for a 35-12 record over the two seasons. In addition, a total of 13 student-athletes were named All-CCIW during Scanlan’s tenure at the school (seven men, six women).
Prior to Carthage, Scanlan attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he was one of the region’s strongest Division III tennis players. A four-year letterwinner for the Warhawks and a two-time Team Captain, Scanlan collected 135 wins in his collegiate career, NCAA Athletic All-America honors in 2010-11, and qualified for the ITA Regional and National Tournament.
Scanlan’s coaching experience expands beyond Carthage, as he also spent time instructing at Glen View Club in Glenview, Illinois, Green Acres Tennis Country Club in Northbrook, Illinois, and Four Lakes Athletic Club in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. The Libertyville, Illinois native graduated from Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Performance.