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BLC Vikings Tennis Camps

Head Coach Jill Bailey

Jill enters her third season as the Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach at Bethany. A native of Belle Plaine, Minn., Bailey played collegiate tennis at Gustavus Adolphus College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in education and followed that up with a master’s degree in teaching and learning at St. Mary’s University.  Bailey has eleven years of experience coaching high school boys' and girls' tennis.  She led a team and four individuals to the Minnesota State Tennis Tournament and was named the Section Tennis Coach of the Year in 2013 and 2014.  In addition, she teaches language arts at the middle school level. During her two seasons as Bethany's head coach, she led the men's tennis team to qualify for both conference tournament appearances and coached five all-conference athletes. In her first season with the Vikings, she also led the women's team to the UMAC tournament.

“I'm thrilled with the opportunity to share my passion for tennis with the student-athletes at Bethany,” Bailey said. “Based on my experience as a tennis player at Gustavus and as the coach of high school players who advanced to state tournaments, I am confident that I can instill a healthy, competitive spirit in the Bethany Vikings and help them reach their full potential – both on and off the court.

“Tennis is a very rewarding sport that requires lots of hard work, sharp focus, and never-ending determination, and that's exactly what I promise to give the tennis players who represent BLC as their head coach,” Bailey added.

“Jill’s enthusiasm and passion for tennis is immediately evident and she is excited to bring that to the collegiate level as a coach in competition and practice,” Bethany’s Director of Athletics Don Westphal said. “I’m confident the engagement she displays about tennis when you talk to her about the sport will immediately connect with our current players and future Viking recruits.”