Shawn Becker is in his second season as the leader of the Philadelphia University men’s and women’s tennis programs.
In Becker’s first season, the women posted a 12-9 overall record, and the men went 10-8 overall and reached the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Tournament after he inherited the team in December. Kyle Burke was named to the All-CACC second team.
Prior to accepting the head coaching position, Becker served as the assistant coach for Philadelphia’s tennis program for two years.
Before arriving at Philadelphia University, Becker was the head women’s tennis coach at Division III Rosemont College during the 2009 season. In his one year with the Ravens, the team went 6-4 in Colonial States Athletic Conference competition and Priyanka Reddy earned the conference’s player of the year award for the fourth time.
At the high school level, Becker spent two seasons building the tennis program at Palmerton Area High School. In 2008 at Plumstead Christian School, he coached the school’s first girl’s tennis player that qualified for the District 1 singles championship.
As a player, Becker racked up 70 career collegiate victories—41 doubles, 29 singles—at Lebanon Valley College from 2004 until 2007.
A 2012 graduate for Philadelphia University with a degree in health sciences, Becker is a tennis instructor at the Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis & Education Center and does private coaching in the Lehigh Valley. He is also a volunteer for Embrace Your Dreams and the First Serve Program.