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Tyler Johnston moving on to teach tennis in his native Ohio

Vincennes University Tennis Coach Tyler Johnston has submitted his resignation so he can begin working at a premier tennis coaching and teaching facility in his hometown of Columbus, OH.
In his single season at the helm of the Trailblazer program, Johnston recruited six of the seven players on the 2014-15 VU team and the Trailblazers assembled an 8-6 record on the way to finishing seventh at the NJCAA Div. I Tennis National Championship Tournament.
But the draw of his home region, which is also the setting for his alma mater Ohio Dominican was impossible to resist and Johnston, who is a certified tennis teaching professional, accepted the position to teach the game he loves, effective immediately.
“My experience at Vincennes University has been one that I will never forget; I was very fortunate to have such a great opportunity and I want to thank the entire VU community for the professionalism and support throughout my entire time here,” Johnston said. “I will be forever grateful for the knowledge and experience I have gained.”
Johnston was able to effectively recruit the international pool of players and among his signees for the past season was Nicolas Rouanet of France who finished second in the Flight 1 singles at the national tournament. Rouanet had upset the defending national champion in the semifinals en route to the championship match earlier this month.
VU Athletic Director Harry Meeks praised Johnston for his work ethic and dedication to keeping the Trailblazer program competitive nationally. Meeks said Johnston’s ambition and passion for the game of tennis, plus his attention to detail, are invaluable character traits that will serve him well as he continues to teach tennis.
“Tyler came in, went to work right away and showed great integrity in leading our program back to the national tournament for the thirty-second straight time,” Meeks said. “He is an outstanding young man and we appreciate his efforts and dedication very much. We wish him the best as he pursues the opportunities that come along back in his home state of Ohio.”

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