Citadel hires ex-Clemson tennis coach Chuck Kriese

Former Clemson tennis coach Chuck Kriese has been hired by The Citadel. (Staff photo)

Staff report

Chuck Kriese, who won 10 ACC titles and was named national coach of the year four times at Clemson, has been named the new men’s tennis coach at The Citadel.

kriese coached at Clemson from 1975-2008, producing 38 All-Americans and advancing to the final eight of the NCAA championships seven times.

“I am extremely honored to have been chosen to work and teach at a place of such great heritage,” said Kriese,” who has been senior director of the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Md., since 2010.

“It is the best environment I could think of to teach, coach and pass on those things that have been given to me through tennis. I recognize and embrace the deep level of commitment, dedication and work that is required to uphold the excellence which has been established by so many over the generations. My family and I are very happy to be at The Citadel.”

Kriese is a member of halls of fame at Clemson and his alma mater, Tennessee Tech, and at the S.C. Tennis Hall of Fame and the Intercollegiate Tennis Hall of Fame. He and his wife, the former Claire Williams of Charleston, have three children.