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     Simon Earnshaw
    Simon Earnshaw

    Position:
    Head Coach

    Experience:
    1st Season

    Email:
    srearnsh@ncsu.edu


    12/03/2014

    Women's Tennis Releases Spring 2015 Schedule

    The squad will play 13 matches on its home court in the spring

    11/25/2014

    Mancera Signs NLI to Join Women's Tennis Program

    Top international player is second to sign in the early signing period

    11/18/2014

    Women's Tennis Inks 'Blue Chip' Recruit Bianca Moldovan

    Moldovan is the highest ranked American to ever sign with the Pack

    11/06/2014

    Women's Tennis Set to Compete in Final Fall Tournament

    The team will head to the Kitty Harrison Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C

    10/29/2014

    Women's Tennis to Play in Jack Kramer Invitational

    Four players will represent the Wolfpack

    05/30/2014

    New NC State Women's Tennis Head Coach: Simon Earnshaw

    New NC State women's tennis head coach Simon Earnshaw

    Simon Earnshaw was named NC State's head women's tennis coach May 30, 2014. A nine-time National Champion, with a combined 23 coaching awards, Earnshaw comes to NC State after an historic 15-year run as head men's and women's coach at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga.

    During his tenure at AASU, Earnshaw directed the women's program to six national titles, and its men's program to three. He is a four-time ITA National Women's Coach of the Year (2004, 2006, 2009, 2012) and 19-time Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year.

    A native of Holmfirth, England, he was hired as assistant men's and women's tennis coach at Armstrong Atlantic for the 1998-99 season. A year later he was elevated to the head position and his programs responded by making history.

    The numbers speak for themselves. In addition to the nine national titles, his programs reached 12 NCAA Division II finals, 16 Final Fours, 21 NCAA quarterfinals, produced 35 ITA All-Americans, 30 ITA Scholar-Athletes, and 15 ITA All-Academic teams.

    Earnshaw guided Armstrong Atlantic to an overall mark of 747-118 (.864). His women's teams sported a 411-35 record (.922), including a 325-11 record the last 11 seasons (.967), while his men's program notched a 336-83 mark (.802).

    His women's programs captured six of the nine NCAA Division II crowns between 2005-13, while his men's team won three times during that stretch. Additionally, his squads swept both the men's and women's team titles on three occasions - 2008, 2009 and 2012.

    During his tenure his teams posted five undefeated seasons (2005, 2010 and 2012 - women; 2008 and 2012 - men) including a combined 59-0 mark during a perfect 2012 campaign. The Pirates currently hold a 135-match home winning streak (2003-present) and a 123-match Peach Belt Conference winning streak (2003-present). Earnshaw's women's teams have featured the top-ranked player in Division II seven out of the last 13 years.

    Beyond dominating the Division II level, Earnshaw's players have also registered numerous fall tournament victories against nationally ranked players from all five major Division I conferences: ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 12 and SEC.

    Both Pirate tennis teams have also maintained a high level of excellence in the classroom, earning ITA All-Academic Team honors from 2004 to 2009, along with numerous ITA Scholar-Athlete awards. The 2006 women's team had an unprecedented all eight members earn ITA Scholar-Athlete honors.

    In his native England, Earnshaw is a Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) qualified coach at the national level. He also worked extensively with some of the world's top players at the Nick Bolletieri Sport Academy during the summer months of 1993 to 1998.

    Earnshaw earned his Bachelor's of Science in chemistry from Georgia College and State University (GCSU) in 1996, where helped the Bobcats to top 10 national rankings in each of his four seasons as a collegiate tennis player. He earned his Masters of Education in health and physical education in 1998, also from GCSU.

    He and his wife, Nichole, have two daughters, Abigail (13) and Ella (11), and two sons, Luke (10) and Lleyton (5).

    Career Record and Achievements ...

    Women's Program

    Year Team Record Regular Season Conf. Finish Conference Tourney Finish NCAA Finish
    2014 28-2 1st (13-0) 1st Runner-Up
    2013 30-1 1st (13-0) 1st Champions
    2012 29-0 1st (12-0) 1st Champions
    2011 28-3 1st (12-0) 1st Semifinalist
    2010 33-0 1st (12-0) 1st Champions
    2009 28-1 1st (10-0) 1st Champions
    2008 32-1 1st (10-0) 1st Champions
    2007 29-1 1st (11-0) 1st Semifinalist
    2006 30-1 1st (8-0) 1st Runner-Up
    2005 30-0 1st (10-0) 1st Champions
    2004 28-1 1st (10-0) 1st Semifinalist
    2003 21-7 2nd (9-1) 2nd Round of 16
    2002 26-4 1st (10-0) 1st Runner-Up
    2001 22-6 2nd (9-1) 1st Quarterfinals
    2000 17-7 1st (11-0) 2nd Quarterfinals
    • 411-35
    Overall record
    • 13 Regular season Titles
    • 160-2 Conference record
    • 13 Postseason conference
    tournament championships
    • 6 National
    Championships

    Men's Program

    Year Team Record Regular Season Conf. Finish Conference Tourney Finish NCAA Finish
    2014 20-7 T-1st (9-1) 2nd-Final not played Semifinalist
    2013 27-2 1st (10-0) 1st Runners-Up
    2012 30-0 1st (9-0) 1st Champions
    2011 26-1 1st (9-0) 1st Round of 16
    2010 30-2 1st (9-0) 1st Quarterfinals
    2009 30-1 1st (7-1) 1st Champions
    2008 31-0 1st (8-0) 1st Champions
    2007 27-4 1st (9-0) 1st Quarterfinals
    2006 18-7 1st (6-0) 1st Round of 16
    2005 22-7 T-1st (7-1) 1st Semifinalist
    2004 15-11 T-4th (4-4) 3rd Round of 64
    2003 12-12 5th (5-3) 4th Round of 32
    2002 13-12 T-4th (4-3) 3rd Round of 32
    2001 15-10 4th (5-3) 4th Round of 32
    2000 20-7 1st (8-0) 2nd Quarterfinals
    • 336-83
    Overall record
    • 10 Regular season Titles
    • 109-16 Conference record
    • 9 Postseason conference
    tournament championships
    • 3 National
    Championships

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