Stephen Ward, an accomplished collegiate tennis player during his career at William & Mary, is in his third year as an assistant to head coach Jon Choboy and the Wolfpack men's tennis team.
He was hired as a full-time assistant in July of 2010 after spending the 2009 season as a volunteer assistant on Choboy's staff. The native of Douglaston, N.Y., graduated from the College of William & Mary with a degree in finance in 2006.
His duties include recruiting, on-court player development in both singles and doubles, arranging travel and organizing team practices. This fall, the Wolfpack's three-player recruiting class of Austin Powell, Robbie Mudge and Beck Bond was ranked 13th in the nation.
During his playing career, Ward was a four-time Colonial Athletic Association All-Conference selection in both singles and doubles play, and competed at the NCAA Tournament in 2005 during his undergraduate career with the Tribe. He finished his career at William & Mary in the top-10 all-time for career wins in both singles and doubles play.
After graduation, Ward played in the ATP and USTA pro circuits, competing in approximately 50 professional worldwide tournaments including the Pro Future's Championship Title in Laguna Niguel, Calif., and the French Federation Titles in Lacanau Ocean, Anglet Olympique, TC Saint Cyprien and Som Le Mans. Ward also served as a captain of the La Baule (France) club team for two seasons in 2006 and 2007.
In 2009, Ward picked up his baseball cleats, and signed a professional contract with the Harlingen WhiteWings of the United League where he was an outfielder and leadoff hitter. He led the team in outfield assists for the year.
Ward resides in Raleigh.