Hamline University Sports Information Department
ST. PAUL, MN -- After 20 years, Spencer Jones is returning to Hamline University. A top singles and doubles player for the Pipers in the 1990s, Jones has been named head coach for the Piper men's and women's tennis programs.
Jones, who was an assistant coach at his alma mater for the 1998-99 season, comes to HU after three seasons guiding the fortunes of the Lakeville South boys team. During his tenure there, the Cougars finished in the top ten in the state twice and advanced to the Cass AA state tournament last spring. The Cougars also had a doubles team advance to the doubles final in 2017 and a third place finish in 2018.
"We are excited to have Spencer back on campus," said HU athletic director Jason Verdugo. "He's extremely passionate about Hamline and his leadership and organizational vision for the program aligns very well with our department."
Jones, a native of Oshkosh, Wis., played number one singles for the Pipers and captained the team for three seasons before graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science in 1997. After graduation, he has continued his excellent on court play in adult competitions, winning several USTA Northern singles and doubles tournaments.
In addition to his time at Lakeville South, Jones has served as a tennis pro in Madison, Wisconsin and at the Reed-Sweatt Tennis Center in Minneapolis. He also coached several championship youth teams at Lifetime Fitness in Bloomington, Minn.
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