Men's & Women's Assistant Coach
Scott Shafer joined the UNK tennis program in the summer of 2013.
He serves as the top assistant to head coach Jake Saulsbury for both the men's and women's squads.
In 2014, he helped both UNK squads finish third in the MIAA and reach the NCAA's. The women set a new school mark for doubles wins (20) with the men notching 19.
Last year, the Lopers were a combined 42-13 with each squad returning to the NCAA's. Eleven UNK players earned some type of All-MIAA honors with Joey Richards chosen as the Central Region's top rookie.
Currently a teaching professional with the Kearney Tennis Association (KTA), Shafer recently was an Associate Pro at Hitters SportsPlex in Middleton, Wisc.
He also coached the Middleton High School girls team to two conference championships and an appearance in the state tournament. His passion for teaching tennis was nurtured while working under collegiate coaching legends Dick Gould (Stanford), Frank Brennan (Stanford), and Greg Patton (Boise State).
Shafer, a USPTA teaching pro, also spent time in Madison, Wisc., where he worked at Cherokee Country Club, Hawks Landing G.C. and served as Tennis Director at Shorewood.
Shafer lives in Kearney with his wife, Kristy, and daughter Zia. Kristy currently is a chemistry professor at UNK.