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All Camp sessions will be instructed by Division I College players, Coaches and will also include top local coaches and players.


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Hans Olsen





Hans Olsen
Camp Director
Head Women's Tennis Coach
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Full Bio
 

North Carolina State (Nov. 2001-May 2014), Women’s Tennis Head Coach, 13 Seasons
-Overall Record: 138-159 
-Five NCAA Tournament appearances (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013)
-Highest Team National Ranking in School History (No. 25 – end of 2011 season)
-N.C. State’s Winningest Women’s Tennis Coach with 138 Match Wins

Charleston Southern (1997-2001), Men’s and Women’s Tennis Head Coach, 5 Seasons
-Combined Men’s and Women’s Tennis Overall Record: 133-92 (89-31 men’s tennis) 
-Four Consecutive Big South Conference Men’s Tennis Championships (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)
-Three NCAA Tournament Appearances (1998, 1999, 2000)
-Four-Time Big South Conference Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)


Hans Olsen, who has guided tennis programs at three different NCAA Division I institutions to a combined eight NCAA Tournament appearances, was named the 13th head women’s tennis coach in UNCW history on July 8, 2015.
  
Olsen brings a wealth of experience to the coast, with four conference championships, eight NCAA Tournament appearances and 280 match wins under his belt in 19 seasons as a head coach. He boasts the highest winning percentage as a head coach at both N.C. State and CSU.

Olsen returned to his alma mater in 1997 as head men’s and women’s tennis coach. He directed CSU’s men to four consecutive Big South Conference championships (1997-2000) and three NCAA Tournament berths (1998-2000). He was selected BSC Coach-of-the-Year four times (1997-2000).
 
Olsen then moved up to Raleigh, where he headed up the women’s tennis program at N.C. State for 13 seasons. During his time with the Wolfpack, the team made five trips to the NCAA Tournament (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013). The string included the school’s first NCAA Tournament victory, a 4-3 win over No. 24 William & Mary in 2006, and the Wolfpack climbed to as high as No. 25 in the ITA rankings in 2011.
 
Olsen’s career as a student-athlete earned him election into the Charleston Southern Hall of Fame in 2004. His coaching expertise landed him in the Big South Conference Hall of Fame in 2006.
 
Olsen and his wife, Amy, have three children, Anders, Annika and Aksel.



Mait DuBois

Mait DuBois

Camp Director

UNCW Head Men’s Tennis Coach

  • 7 Time CAA Coach of the Year

·  2009 and 2011 ITA Regional Coach of the Year... 

·  Led UNCW to seven Conference Championships, eight NCAA Appearances

·   USTA Certified High Performance Coach and USPTA Level 1 Tennis Teaching Professional

·  Over 20 Years experience directing Junior Tennis Camps

Full Bio

The Seahawk men’s tennis program has developed a consistent presence on the national landscape under the guidance of veteran coach Mait DuBois since his arrival on the Carolina coast in the summer of 2007.

The Seahawks have captured seven Colonial Athletic Association championships (2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2021) and advanced to the NCAA Regionals eight times (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2021), emerging into a national power in men’s tennis.

DuBois enters his 15th year with the Seahawks in 2021-22 and has been named CAA Coach-of-the-Year seven times.

Overall, the veteran skipper begins his 24th year as a coach on the NCAA Division I level, compiling a 228-122 career record. He has been a part of 13 conference championship teams and 14 NCAA Tournament clubs during his ultra-successful career.

With DuBois at the helm, the Seahawks have joined the elite of NCAA men's tennis, climbing to as high as No. 37 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings on Feb. 19, 2013. DuBois has won 67.9 percent of his matches (208-98) in 14 seasons in the Port City.

The Seahawks secured their seventh CAA title and eighth NCAA berth with an outstanding season in 2020-21. UNCW swept the league's three major honors - Coach of the Year (DuBois), Player of the Year (Bruno Caula) and Rookie of the Year (Bekhzod Rasamatov) - and dominated the All-CAA balloting. DuBois and his team climbed as high as No. 49 in the ITA national rankings.

Taylor Vaughn

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Taylor Vaughn
Associate Head Men's Tennis Coach



Vaughn, 38, has volunteered for the Seahawks for the last five years and has been associated with the UNCW staff for 12 seasons overall. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at UNCW for six years before serving as an assistant coach at Ole Miss for two years and returning to the North Carolina coast.

“Taylor has been a huge part of our success in the past and his passion and commitment for Seahawk tennis is unparalleled,” said Mait DuBois, UNCW’s veteran head coach. “We have worked together for 12 years and both share a passion for developing student-athletes of great character, pushing our program to new heights and consistently trying to improve what we do. I know this will be another step forward for our program.”

A native of New Orleans, Vaughn played a key role in the emergence of the Seahawk men's tennis program. During Vaughn's first stay in Wilmington, the Seahawks captured four Colonial Athletic Association titles (2009, 2011, 2013, 2014) and advanced to the NCAA Regionals five times (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) in six years. The Seahawks soared as high as No. 37 in the ITA rankings on Feb. 19, 2013.

“I’m extremely happy to be part of the program and look forward to continuing our success,” said Vaughn. “We have a very good group of coaches and players who are passionate about taking our program to the next level.”

In 2013, the Seahawks advanced to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament after upsetting No. 17 South Carolina in Durham, N.C.

Before departing for Ole Miss, Vaughn helped the Seahawks enjoy another memorable season in 2013-14. UNCW won its fourth CAA title behind CAA Player-of-the-Year Rafael Aita and competed in the NCAA Regionals in Charlottesville, Va. Aita also collected an invitation to play in the main singles draw at the NCAA Championships.

Aita qualified for the NCAA Tournament’s singles competition in 2013 and 2014, while the doubles tandem of Kosta Blank and Chris Cooprider earned an invitation to the doubles event in 2013.

Vaughn played two seasons for the Seahawks in 2003-04 and 2004-05. He won the Golden Seahawk Scholar Athlete Award in 2004-05 and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health and Physical Education from UNCW in 2005, with a concentration in Exercise Science.

During his time at Ole Miss, Vaughn helped the Rebels earn a top-10 ranking and achieved four victories over top-10 opponents. He coached a pair of All-Americans in Oxford. He coached All-Americans Nik Sholtz and Gustav Hansson as the Rebels advanced to the Round of 32 in both seasons.

Since returning as a volunteer, Vaughn has helped the Seahawks rack up three more CAA crowns and NCAA berths in 2017, 2018 and 2021.


John Ware

John Ware
Asst. Women's Tennis Coach UNCW
Camp Asst. Director





Veteran coach John Ware begins his 16th year of coaching with the women's tennis program in 2015-16.


During Ware's tenure with the Seahawks, UNCW has placed 50 players on All-Conference squads in the Colonial Athletic Association, including former standouts Lindsey Hess and Christina Lee, who were honored on five different occasions by the CAA's coaches.  Coach Ware headed up the program in 2014-15 and led the Seahawks to a 9-9 finish. Senior Alyssa Ritchie was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District 3 Women's At-Large Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and honored by the CAA as the league's Women's Tennis Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year for 2014-15.

The Seahawks enjoyed a spectacular season in 2014 that saw the team capture the school’s first conference title and earn the league's automatic NCAA berth. UNCW compiled a sparkling 17-4 record in 2013-14 and nailed down the No. 1 seed at the CAA Tournament for the first time. The Seahawks defeated College of Charleston, 4-3, for the school’s first women’s crown.

John Ware has extensive playing and coaching experience. He competed collegiately for Valdosta State's top-20 team from 1989-90 and has served on the staffs at the Athens (Ga.) Country Club and Jennings Mills Country Club. The 44-year-old native of Athens began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant coach with the Kentucky Wildcats in 1999-00 and was involved with all aspects of the UK program before moving to Wilmington. Ware completed his bachelor's degree in Finance from Georgia in 1995. He also earned a graduate degree in Liberal Studies from UNCW in 2011.

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