July 27, 2010
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Four years after completing a stellar college tennis career at Northwestern, Adam Schaechterle will rejoin the Wildcat men's tennis program as an assistant coach, head coach Arvid Swan announced Tuesday. Following his graduation in 2006, Schaechterle spent one season as a volunteer assistant at NU before assuming an integral role in player development at Wilson Sporting Goods.
"There is no doubt that Adam Schaechterle will make an immediate and significant impact on our team," Swan said. "Adam can share critical firsthand knowledge with our players in two respects. He knows what it takes to be a successful student-athlete at Northwestern, and he also can pass on what he learned while working closely with the best players on the ATP tour at Wilson. Those experiences give him instant credibility as one of the top assistants in the country and I truly look forward to coaching with him as we continue to build a nationally reputable program."
Schaechterle began his career at Wilson in 2007 working to build the Wilson brand at the U.S. Junior and College levels, recruiting and managing more than 100 of the nation's top junior prospects. After two years, Schaechterle was promoted to the position of Tour and Juniors Manager in the Americas, a role in which he managed players with world rankings inside the top 25 and was responsible for signing several of the biggest young names in tennis to Wilson.
As a student-athlete at Northwestern, Schaechterle led the Wildcats to a berth in the 2005 NCAA Championships and qualified individually for the 2006 NCAA Doubles Championship. A captain in his senior campaign, Schaechterle was his teammates' unanimous choice as the winner of the 2006 Vandy Christie Award, given annually to the Wildcat who demonstrates outstanding loyalty and dedication to Northwestern tennis.
Schaechterle, winner of 61 career singles matches, also was NU's male recipient of the 2006 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, which recognizes exemplary sportsmanship and contributions to one's community.
"I would like to thank Arvid Swan for giving me the opportunity to return to Northwestern," Schaechterle said. "In the last few seasons, Arvid and Chris Drake developed a team environment that I admire and respect, and I'm excited to help build on that foundation in the years to come."
A native of Oconomowoc, Wis., Schaechterle graduated from Northwestern's Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences with a dual degree in English and history.
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