Matt Coomer
Matt Coomer
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (502) 291-5387

In August of 2018, Centenary College announced Matt Coomer as the next head coach of Ladies and Gents Tennis programs for 2018-19. He begins his second season at the helm of the Ladies and Gents tennis programs in 2019-20.

Coaching experience for Coomer includes four seasons as an assistant tennis coach at NCAA Division I Louisville from 2011-15. After his time with the Cardinals, he most recently served as the head teaching professional at the Southern Indiana Tennis Center. He worked with several of the top junior players in the area while also working as the director of the junior tennis program.

Prior to his time as a teaching professional, Coomer was an assistant coach for the Louisville women's tennis program from 2011-2013 and the men's tennis program from 2013-2015. Under his guidance, Sebastien Stiefelmeyer rose to number one in the NCAA singles rankings and won the 2014 US Tennis Association (USTA)/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Championship. He also helped Louisville break into the top-20 of the rankings, finish fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) regular season standings, and qualify for the NCAA Tournament in both seasons.

With the Cardinals woman's program, Coomer helped mentor the second-ranked and ITA national runner-up doubles team of Julia Fellerhoff and Rebecca Shine in 2013.

A 2013 graduate of Indiana University-Southeast with a degree in Spanish, Coomer played at number one in singles and doubles for the Grenadiers from 2008-12. He received All-Conference honors from the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for three seasons from 2009-11 while being named KIAC Player of the Year for the 2010-11 season.

After his career at Indiana University-Southeast, Coomer played on the International Tennis Federation (ITF)/USTA professional tennis circuit.