Keith Coleman was named head men's and women's tennis coach in August 2018 and begins his first season on the Penn State Brandywine coaching staff during the 2018-19 academic year.
Coleman brought a wealth of tennis experience to Brandywine, most recently serving as head tennis coach at Immaculata University during the 2017-18 academic year. He also has college coaching experience at Campbell University, an NCAA Division I institution in North Carolina.
Prior to arriving at Immaculata, Coleman coached tennis at a pair of preparatory high schools: The Westtown School and Worcester Prep (Md.).
“We are eager to have Dr. Coleman join our team in Penn State Brandywine Athletics. He brings a wealth of experience, as well as important connections in Delaware County that could help invest in the tennis programs on campus and in the community,” said Kurpel.
For more than 20 years, Coleman has been a head tennis pro and tennis director at clubs and resorts around the mid-Atlantic region, including time at the Bethany Beach Tennis Resort, the No. 1 rated tennis club in the country by the Tennis Industry Association. At the Ocean City (Md.) Tennis Center, Coleman worked as the director of tennis for 10 years.
A United States Professional Tennis Association Elite Professional certified coach, Coleman also owns certification from the Professional Tennis Registry.
Coleman received his doctorate degree in psychology from Andover Newton Theological School (Mass.) after earning a master’s degree in pastoral counseling from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He began his coaching career at Campbell University as an undergraduate student, serving as an assistant coach prior to graduation.
Coleman has also complete post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical School’s Mind-Body Medical Institute with a focus on stress and resilence training. Coleman currently owns a sports psychology consulting business called Neuro Dynamic Tennis.