Andry Stutzman ’14, has been named tennis coach for the Easetrn Mennonite School boys team this spring and girls team next fall.
A varsity tennis player from grade 8 through 12 at EMS, Stutzman remembers the team as “a time in which I made many lasting friendships with my teammates and really fell in love with the sport.”
After high school, Stutzman played at the collegiate level at Hesston (Kansas) College. His team was the first and second Hesston tennis team to make it to the NJCAA national tournament in 2014 and 2015. Classmate Caleb Schrock-Hurst was a doubles partner throughout high school and collegiate competition.
After transferring to Eastern Mennonite University, Stutzman continued to play intramural tennis. In December of 2018 he graduated with a degree in music education, and now teaches private voice and piano.
“I’m looking forward to working with the players this year to not only improve our ability to compete at a high level of play, but to also develop in our faith and relationships,” says Stutzman. “My goal is for everyone to come to a greater appreciation of this lifelong sport.”
Eastern Mennonite tennis competes in divison II of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) and is a member of the Virginia Independent Conference (VIC) and the Blue Ridge Conference (BRC).