Steve Anschutz guided the Women's Tennis team to an 11-12 overall record and a 9-2 record in the Northern Athletics Conference, which gave them a sole possession of third place. His leadership led the Falcons to nine victories in their first 10 matches, including six shutout, 9-0, wins during NAC competition.
The former CUW tennis star rejoined
the Falcon athletic team, as head coach of the Women’s Team
program beginning with the spring 2012 season.
Anschutz 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.”