Rob Klimisch Named Womens Tennis Head Coach
After announcing in November the addition of a women’s tennis program to the athletics lineup at Mount Marty College, an in-depth search proved Rob Klimisch of Yankton, SD, was the right candidate to be named as head women’s tennis coach. Klimisch, who works professionally as a Yankton County State's Attorney, has a tennis background spanning nearly forty years. Work as a coach for the Yankton High School girls' tennis team, city team tennis, and other youth tennis programs in the area made him the leading candidate for the position.
"It wasn't only Robert's background in coaching tennis that made him a great candidate for the position," stated Mount Marty College Athletic Director, Chuck Iverson, "but also that he’s a lifelong tennis player and his philosophical beliefs that really align with the mission at Mount Marty. He has that passion for the sport that we need in order to get the program up and running."
Klimisch is prepared to start recruiting student athletes immediately for participation in the new tennis program. With a lot of development and planning to be done in order to be ready for the start of the playing season next fall. "I really want to focus on passionate players", said Klimisch. "We'll be a new team and I think as long as the players want to compete and develop their skills then we’ll have a successful year."
Women’s tennis will be the 16th intercollegiate sport and NAIA Championship sport at Mount Marty College, and the ninth of the eleven Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) institutions to offer women’s tennis. For more information on Mount Marty College’s tennis program please visit Mount Marty Athletics.