Suresh Ramamurthi named Lindsey Wilson Tennis Coach
Suresh Ramamurthi has been named Lindsey Wilson College’s men and women’s tennis head coach, Lindsey Wilson athletics director Willis Pooler announced on Wednesday.
Ramamurthi takes over for Randall Knox, who resigned following the 2019 season.
“I would like to thank Mr. Willis Pooler and Mr. Chris Wells, for this opportunity and I am honored to lead the men and women’s tennis programs at LWC,” Ramamurthi said. “I am excited to join the Lindsey Wilson Blue Raider family. I am impressed with the campus energy and topnotch facilities.
“My aim is to continue the strong tradition of competing in the postseason and developing championship minded student-athletes,” Ramamurthi added. “I believe in sharing my ABC principles – Always Be Committed”
Ramamurthi comes to Lindsey Wilson after serving as the head tennis professional and director at the New Milford Tennis & Swim Club in Milford, Connecticut and head professional and director in instruction at South Seas Island Resort in Captiva, Florida.
“I am pleased to announce the hiring of Suresh Ramamurthi as our new men and women’s tennis coach,” Pooler said. “He has a lifetime of experience in the game and was highly successful at Kutztown University for 15 years with limited resources.
“He has the coaching and recruiting experience to lead our program back to being one of the elite programs in the NAIA,” Pooler added. “Most importantly, he will strive to ensure our student-athletes have a good experience and are successful people; in academics and athletics. I’m looking forward to working with him and watching our programs grow under his leadership.”
Prior to his work as a teaching professional, Ramamurthi coached at Kutztown (Pa.) University for 15 seasons leading the NCAADivision II institution to 11 conference titles. The Kutztown men reached 11 straight NCAA East Regional qualifiers, winning five consecutive regional titles. He departed Kutztown as the program’s all-time coaching wins leader with a 219-75 men’s coaching record and a 117-146 women’s mark.
Ramamurthi earned USTA Middle States Coach of the Year in both 2009 and 2010 and is a five-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and NCAA East Region Coach of the Year.
Ramamurthi served three years as an NCAA & ITA Regional Committee Chair and continues to be an advising staff member for Wilson / Head Racquet Sports. Ramamurthi holds an Elite Professional 1 certification from the United States Professional Tennis Association.
In addition to his collegiate coaching career, Ramamurthi served as the traveling ATP tour coach for David DiLucia and the WTA tour coach for Victoria Duval.
Ramamurthi is a 1983 graduate of the University of Poona, in Maharashtra, India, with a master’s degree in economics and accounting. He was a four-year member of the varsity tennis team, representing Poona at the Indian National Championships.
Lindsey Wilson men and women’s tennis won the Mid-South Conference regular-season and tournament titles last season. Both teams reached the NAIA National Tournament’s second round — the 17th consecutive national tournament appearance for the men’s program and 15th for the Blue Raider women.