Springfield, Mass. - June 29, 2018 - Springfield College men's and women's tennis head coach Chad Stoloff has resigned to accept the head women's tennis coach position at the University of Northern Colorado. A national search for his successor will begin immediately.
"In his time as the first full-time teacher coach of our men's and women's tennis programs at Springfield College, Coach Stoloff accomplished much, on the courts, in the classroom, and in the community," said Springfield College Director of Athletics, Craig Poisson. "The consummate teacher coach, Coach provided his student-athletes with opportunities to develop as he fostered a culture of growth to enhance their experiences on Alden Street. I wish Coach Stoloff the best of luck as he returns to the Division I landscape."
Stoloff just concluded his third year at Springfield College, a timespan that included numerous accolades and highlights. The 2016 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Tennis Coach of the Year, Stoloff guided the men's team to a pair of trips to the conference championship semifinals, as well as led the 2017 squad to the program's best record since 1992. On the women's side, the Pride made three appearances in the conference tournaments, registered the best winning-streak in over 20 years, while the 2017 team produced the most wins in a season since 1994. More importantly, Springfield's student-athletes were tremendous in the classroom, most recently, with the women's team earning a remarkable team grade point average of 3.821, and the men registering an impressive 3.425 for the 2017-18 academic year.
Prior to his time at Springfield College, Stoloff was the head men's tennis coach at the University of Nevada, an assistant at the University of Hawaii, a volunteer assistant coach with the San Diego State University men's tennis program, and an assistant coach at Grossmont College.