Following a lifetime career of coaching tennis that began when he was just 16 years old, United States Sports Academy Alumnus Adam Reeb, who graduated with honors from the Academy in 2010 with a Master of Sport Science degree in Sports Studies, has been named the Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach at Seattle University (SU) in Seattle, Wash.“I always wanted to be a head coach at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level, and SU seemed like the perfect fit for me,” he said. “I feel like it’s a place where I can really make an impact on my student athletes and where my passion for college tennis can continue to grow and thrive.”
Reeb has just begun his duties at SU and has hit the ground running, getting everything in order for when the student athletes arrive on campus in a month.
“There’s so much to do when starting a new position, but it’s a fun challenge to get things going and I’m enjoying the process,” he said.
Sports have always been a big part of his life, growing up playing tennis, soccer, and basketball. His passion for sport and competition opened the door to a sports career for him at a very young age.
“I think sports teach so many valuable life lessons,” he said. “I always knew I wanted to work in the sports world after college.”
Reeb enjoyed his experience at the Academy and looks back on it as a fulfilling experience, studying and learning from some of the best in the sports education world.
“I was able to combine my passion for coaching tennis and sports in general into a degree program that suited me best,” he said. “The knowledge I gained from the program has helped me tremendously in terms of my coaching career.”
Reeb would definitely recommend the Academy to someone else, given his great experience with the program and the flexibility that came with all of the courses being offered online.
“The ability to increase your knowledge and skills in the sports world while obtaining your degree is a combination that can’t be beat,” he said. “The online format allows you a lot of flexibility as well, which is nice.”
Prior to his education at the Academy, Reeb attended Saint Louis University as a tennis student athlete.
“I absolutely loved my time as a tennis student athlete at SLU, and it has been my goal since then to be involved in coaching college tennis and to hopefully give my student athletes as good an experience as I had,” he said. “I’m following my passion and dream and loving every minute of it!”
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