MACON, Ga. – Warren Woolfolk, the head coach of Mercer University's men's and women's tennis teams since 2010, resigned from his position Friday afternoon, Mercer Director of Athletics Jim Cole announced.
"I am truly proud of my time and achievements both as a player and coach here at Mercer University," Woolfolk said. "I feel the program is certainly on the upswing and am excited with the direction these teams are headed. However, I feel like this is my time to step away from the program and move on."
Woolfolk took over the program in the spring of 2010 and recently saw both of his teams go 5-15 this season. Both teams however, were perhaps the youngest squads Woolfolk has coached at Mercer with four freshmen on the men's team and five on the women's side. The Bears will return all but one senior from the men's team, leaving both programs in good shape in the coming years.
"We certainly want to thank Warren for his countless hours of dedication and contribution to these teams and Mercer Athletics the past three years," Cole said. "We will begin our search for an exceptional candidate for his replacement immediately and wish Warren the best in his future work."
Woolfolk accumulated 19 wins with the men and 11 with the women, having just missed the Atlantic Sun Championship in each of his three years. He produced several Atlantic Sun All-Conference award recipients, including freshmen Arsav Mohanty's placement on the All-Freshman team just last week.
His student-athletes were also strong performers in the classroom as 33 players were named to the A-Sun All-Academic list in his three seasons.
Prior to becoming the Bears' head coach Woolfolk was a standout player in his own right at Mercer. He was a 2006 First Team All-Conference selection and was a three-time A-Sun Player of the Week during his playing years. His 2006 team was the last Mercer men's team to make it to the semifinal round of the conference championship.