The 2014-15 season marks Shawn Becker’s third year as the leader the Philadelphia University men’s and women’s tennis programs.
Becker led the women’s team to a 14-7 overall record during the 2013-14 campaign and went 5-3 against the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) to qualify for the conference tournament for the first time since the 2009 season. The 14 wins for the second most in program history.
The men went 6-13 last season.
In Becker’s first season, the women posted a 12-9 overall record, while the men went 10-8 overall and reached the 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 Rams’ men’s and women’s tennis programs 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.
Becker spent two seasons building the tennis program at Palmerton Area High School. At Plumstead Christian School in 2008, he coached the school’s first girl’s tennis player that qualified for the District 1 singles championship.
As a three-year letterwinner at Lebanon Valley College from 2004 through 2007, Becker racked up 69 total victories (40 doubles, 29 singles) and reached the final of the 2006 Middle Atlantic Conference second doubles tournament.
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.