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Stephan Zweifel, men's tennis


Stephan Zweifel, men's tennis actionHead Coach Stephan Zweifel

Stephan Zweifel, four-time MIAC Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year (2002, 2003, 2004, and 2008), joined the tennis coaching staff shortly after arriving at Carleton in 1991 and has served as head coach since 1997. He has guided the Knights to two of the three NCAA Championship appearances in school history (2004 and 2010).

In 2010, he was named the Central Region Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and he was one of four finalists for National Coach of the Year. Since the 2001-02 campaign, Zweifel has posted a 224-66 record (.772). The Knights have totaled 20+ wins in six of the last nine seasons.

A professor in the biology department at Carleton, Zweifel earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of California–Davis, and a Ph.D. in molecular genetics from the University of Washington in Seattle.


Nick Crossley, men's tennis actionAssistant Coach Nick Crossley

The 2013-14 season will be Nick Crossley’s third with the Knights. A 2002 graduate of Gustavus Adolpus College, Crossley was a two-time collegiate All-American and during his collegiate playing career was the fifth-ranked Division III player in the country. He also won the KIA Tournament in Chicago, Ill., which resulted in him representing the United States at a tournament in Australia. Crossley has tennis instruction experience at various levels; including teaching parkboard tennis in his hometown Rock Island, Ill., three years with the Gustavus Tennis and Life Camp, and 10 years with Rochester Tennis Connection. Crossley continues to be very competitive in USTA tournaments and was part of the USTA Northern 5.5 team that was national runner-up in 2013.


Assistant Coach Josh Heiden