University of Kansas Head Tennis Coach
Todd Chapman wasted little time making his mark on the Kansas women’s tennis program. Chapman, who was named head women’s tennis coach at KU in June 2013, led the Jayhawks back to the NCAA Championship for the first time in 17 years in just his third season at the helm of the KU program.
The 2016 campaign saw the Jayhawks post a 17-8 overall mark, including a 6-3 ledger in Big 12 play, garnering them a tie for second place in the league standings. Under Chapman’s tutelage, Anastasia Rychagova was tabbed the Big 12 Freshman of the Year and the ITA Central Region Newcomer of the Year. Additionally, Rychagova was named first team All-Big 12, while Nina Khmelnitckaia joined her fellow Russian native on the Big 12 All-Freshman team. For his efforts in elevating the KU program, Chapman was named the 2016 ITA Central Region Coach of the Year.
Chapman, who helped coach Texas Tech to the 2012 and 2013 Big 12 regular-season titles, guided Kansas to eight-consecutive wins to open his inaugural season overseeing the Jayhawk program in 2014.
Chapman followed up his impressive opening campaign at the helm of the KU program by leading the Jayhawks to their best Big 12 Conference finish in six years. KU collected four conference victories in 2015, including a road win over No. 29 Oklahoma.
As an assistant coach at Tech for four years, Chapman helped elevate the Red Raiders from eighth place in the Big 12 in 2009 to the school’s first-ever bids to the NCAA Tournament in 2012 and 2013. Over his last three seasons in Lubbock he helped Tech achieve its highest national rankings in school history — 39th in 2011, 17th in 2012 and 15th in 2013. Tech reached the second round of the team competition in 2013’s NCAA Tournament, and their All-Big 12 duo of Samantha Adams and Kenna Kilgo reached the NCAA round of 16 in the doubles draw.
Prior to his tenure at Texas Tech, Chapman earned Southland Conference Coach of the Year honors as head men’s and women’s coach at the University of Texas-Pan American (2001-03). He led UTPA to its first national ranking in 12 years and to a second-place finish in the Southland, the highest conference finish in the school’s history.
Chapman spent two years (1999-2001) as the head men’s and women’s coach at the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma, an NAIA school in Chickasha, Oklahoma. There, his teams achieved national rankings of No. 17 (men) and No. 15 (women), and made back-to-back appearances in the NAIA Tournament.
Chapman earned success as a head coach at the high school level as well, leading Wichita Falls (Texas) High School to three-straight Class 4A state quarterfinals (2006-08).
As a player at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, (1994-98), Chapman helped his team to four NCAA Division II Tournaments and a national ranking as high as No. 12. The two-time Lone Star Conference Scholar-Athlete achieved a national ranking in doubles as high as 17.
He began his coaching career as an assistant coach (1998-99) for his alma mater’s men’s and women’s teams, both of whom were ranked in the Top 25.
Chapman and his wife, Amy, have five daughters: Lauren, Madison, Katelyn, Avary and Karsen.
Bio courtesy of http://www.kuathletics.com.
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