Steve Anschutz enters his third full season as the head coach of the Concordia University Wisconsin Women's Tennis program in 2015-16. The former CUW tennis star rejoined the Falcon athletic department, as head coach of the Women’s Team program beginning with the spring 2012 season.
He has guided the team to a second place finish in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference regular season in the fall of 2014 (9-1 in conference play) and a 13-11 overall record in 2014-15. Anschutz has twice coached the Falcons to the NACC Tournament title match (2014-15, 2013-14).
Anschutz has coached three All-NACC singles performers and three All-NACC doubles teams.
He had an impressive collegiate tennis career helping CUW win three-consecutive Northern Athletics Conference regular season and tournament titles. He finished his career with a 67-39 overall (25-1 NAC) record in singles play and a 63-44 overall (24-3 NAC) record in doubles competition. Since graduation, he has continued his involvement in tennis and has been a part of the distinguished Paley Tennis Center for more than three years.
While being a tennis instructor, Anschutz has helped coach the top-ranked juniors in Wisconsin. He has also helped start two very strong tennis programs: the Paley Tennis Camp in Fredonia, Wis., and a kids’ summer program in Fox Point, Wis.
Beyond being a tennis instructor, Anschutz has helped coach the Nicolet High School varsity tennis teams. NHS has the highest all-time win percentage in Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association tennis history and has one of the strongest high school programs in the nation. While coaching at NHS, Anschutz was the singles coach of both the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams. Under his tutelage, three out of four singles competitors on the girls’ team made WIAA State Tournament appearances, along with two out of four boys’ single competitors. None of those players had made it to the WIAA State Tournament previously.
He attributes much of his personal success in tennis to being a student of the game; always learning from other players, coaches, and even his own players. “I have high hopes for the CUW women’s team. Our number one goal will be to continue to grow and achieve individual and collective success.”
* Took over program in spring of 2012.