Steve Wilkinson, was the head men's tennis coach at Gustavus Adolphus College for 39 years from 1971 - 2009. He is currently the winningest coach in men's tennis collegiate history with 923 victories.
Wilkinson’s squads have won two NCAA Division III titles (1980 and 1982), as well as 35 MIAC titles. In addition, his players have claimed six national doubles titles, and four national singles titles. He has coached 46 players to 87 All-America honors (including current ATP tour player Eric Butorac), 103 players to 226 All-Conference honors, and five CoSIDA Academic All-Americans.
In addition to his coaching abilities, Wilkinson was also an outstanding player in his own right. He played collegiate tennis at the University of Iowa where he finished second in #1 doubles at the Big Ten Championships his senior season. After college, Wilkinson played competitive tennis for many years and was ranked #1 in the United States in the 45, 50, 55 and 60 and over divisions. He has represented the United States in the Dubler Cup, Perry Cup and Austria Cup competition winning the world championship in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1989 and finishing second in Berlin, Germany in 1992.
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