MATTHEWS – Covenant Day announced Jan. 18 the hiring of Matt Cory as the new boys and girls tennis coach.
Cory will replace George Wolbers, who led the Lions to unchartered success in both the boys and girls programs. Wolbers resigned in November to take a year-round position in Sarasota, Fla.
Cory comes to Covenant Day from Providence Plantation Racquet & Swim Club, where he served as the head teaching pro and director of developmental programming for both juniors and adults.
“I look forward to not only the boys and girls in our varsity programs growing under the leadership of coach Cory, but also the lower and middle school students who will have a chance to develop through programming designed for even the youngest Lions,” Covenant Day athletic director Sherry Kapelar said in a release.
Cory has more than 22 years experience and is a certified USPTA Elite Professional and holds Level-1 coaching certifications from the USPTA, RPT and USTA. He also has extensive experience as a director of tournaments, camps, clinics and developmental programming for the city of Tallahassee as well as at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center in Williamsburg, Va.
“As an Elite Professional with the USPTA, coach Cory has a track record of leading and mentoring athletes in a manner that is consistent with the mission of Covenant Day School,” Kapelar said. “His passion, combined with his 20-plus years of coaching experience, building relationships with athletes and building programs will serve our students well as we transition into a new era of Covenant Day School tennis.”
Cory will begin his duties with Covenant Day immediately.