Tom Gillman
Tom Gillman
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (715) 836-5017
Season: 14th Year (Men)/8th Year (Women)
  • Head men's and women's tennis head coach starting in 2010-11 season
    • Previously served as the men's and women's head tennis coach at UWEC from 2001-04
    • Has been men's tennis head coach since 2001
  • Has led the men's team to 10 straight winning seasons (2005-14) and accumulated a record of 182-69 during that time
    • Qualified for NCAA Division III Tournament in 2009 (first time since 1996), 2010 and 2011
  • With Blugold women's tennis team
    • WIAC Women's Tennis Coach of the Year in 2001
    • WIAC Co-Coach of the Year honors in 2002 and 2011
    • Team won conference championships in 2001 and 2002
  • Coached one Academic All-American (Alison Hover, 2003)
  • Coached two WIAC Scholar-Athletes (Alison Hover 2002-03, Taylor Heltne 2012-13)
  • Coaching Experience
    • Assistant coach with former Blugold Scott Nesbit, a boyhood neighbor, at St. Olaf College in 2001
    • Assistant coach at UWRF from 1988-91
    • Successful Red Wing, Minn. High School programs
      • In 15 years with the boy's and girl's teams at Red Wing, the Wingers won 12 Missota Conference championships and four section titles
      • The girls' team won the conference title each of the last four seasons and had an overall record of 72-24 in the last six years
      • 1998 and 2000 boys' teams were state runner-up, the same years in which he was named state Coach of the Year
      • Two of his Red Wing players have earned Division I scholarships
  • Playing Experience
    • College standout at UW-Stout where he played on three Wisconsin State University Conference championship teams for head coach Bob Smith in 1983, 1984 and 1985
    • Conference No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles champion as both a junior and senior and the No. 3 singles runner-up and No. 3 doubles runner-up as a sophomore
  • Education
    • Earned bachelor's degree in hotel/restaurant management from UW-Stout in 1985
      • Spent two and a half years with the Marriott Corporation
    • Earned a teaching degree in 1991 from UW-River Falls
  • Born in Elyria, Ohio
  • Moved to Edina, Minnesota as a youngster
    • State quarterfinalist for Breck High School in 1981
  • Married to Theresa. Has two daughters: Lindsay and Katie

Updated 8/12/14