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Roger Follmer Named Head Coach of the St. Louis Aces


Courtesy: Washington U. (St. Louis) Athletics

St. Louis, Mo. The 2006 ITA/Wilson Division III National Coach of the Year Roger Follmer has been named head coach of the World Team Tennis St. Louis Aces, as announced on Friday.

Follmer is in his eighth season as head coach of the Washington University in St. Louis men’s tennis team. He has guided Washington U. to seven-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2008 NCAA Division III National Championship.  Follmer, who will continue to serve as head coach at Washington University, has also mentored 18 All-Americans to date.

"I am very excited about the opportunity this summer.  I have been a fan of World Team Tennis over the past seven years while coaching at Washington University," said Follmer. "Definitely I feel there is a strong correlation between college tennis and pro tennis that WTT provides."

Follmer, who has posted a 121-42 (.742) overall record at Washington University, arrived on the Danforth Campus from the United States Naval Academy, where he served as the men’s tennis assistant coach for two seasons. Prior to his work at the Naval Academy, he spent three seasons as the assistant coach at Purdue University. A 1991 graduate of Lindbergh High School in St. Louis, Follmer was a two-year tennis letterman and senior captain at Purdue University.

The 34th season of the Advanta World Team Tennis Pro League runs July 2-26, concluding with the Advanta WTT Finals where teams battle for the coveted King Trophy. The Aces lineup will be finalized at the Roster Draft on March 31 in Miami, Fla. The Aces will play all home matches at Dwight Davis Memorial Tennis Center in Forest Park. Home matches begin at 7:15 p.m.