The men’s tennis team has added another former Demon Deacon to the coaching staff after naming former Wake Forest assistant Chris Cagle as the new assistant coach.
Cagle spent the last two years at Wake Forest under new Penn State head coach Jeff Zinn before following Zinn to Happy Valley. Prior to his tenure at Wake Forest, Cagle had a very successful career as a junior tennis coach leading 10 of his players to national junior titles.
Cagle spent his collegiate playing career at UNC-Wilmington where he was the first two-time captain in the program’s history.
Cagle takes over for Brendan Lynch who left Penn State on July 28th to become the assistant coach with the Cornell men’s tennis team. Lynch had just finished his second season at Penn State after graduating in 2009. Lynch still holds the record for most doubles wins in a season with 26 in the 2007-08 season.
Cagle currently serves as the chairman for Junior Competition for North Carolina Tennis as well as being a member of the Southern Tennis Junior Competition Board and the Winston-Salem Tennis, Inc. Board. From 2004-2006 Cagle was a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Tennis Auction Ball Committee. In 2006 he helped to raise over $200,000 as Co-Chair of the ball.