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Wegener returns to Taylor as women's tennis coach

From staff reports

Jon Wegener is no stranger to Taylor, or the Trojan tennis programs.

Wegener concluded his collegiate playing career with All-Crossroads League honors for the Trojan men in 2011-2012 after playing three seasons at Ball State where he won the 2011 Mid-American Conference Tournament Championship as a junior. 

Taylor University and Athletics Director, Kyle Gould, announced on Monday that Wegener will return to Upland to assume the head coaching duties for the TU women’s tennis program and will begin his post immediately.

“We are excited that Jon accepted the offer to be our women’s tennis coach, Gould said in a press release from the institution. “After a successful career as a student-athlete, he has made a name for himself in a short amount of time as a respected coach on the NCAA Division I level and there is no question that he is ready for the challenge of leading this program.”

Wegener began his coaching career as an assistant for the Taylor men’s tennis program for one year, then spent 2014 through 2017 as an assistant with the Ball State men’s and women’s tennis programs. He also served one season as the assistant coach for the NCAA Division I James Madison University women’s tennis program, helping guide the Dukes to a 21-4 clip. That record set the program mark for most wins in a single season and equaled the second-highest win percentage in program history.

“I am very excited to make my way back to the Trojan tennis program,” Wegener said. “Taylor University had a powerful impact on my life as a student-athlete and I am fortunate to have this opportunity to give back to TU as a coach...I am looking forward to seeing the growth of our student-athletes and the tennis program.”

In addition to his coaching stints with Taylor, Ball State and James Madison, Wegener has a decade of experience serving as a tennis instructor at the Muncie Northwest YMCA.

Wegener graduated cum laude from Taylor in 2013 with a degree in exercise science, before earning a master’s degree in English from Ball State in May of 2018.