The University of Minnesota Morris has announced the hiring of Britney House as the men’s and women’s tennis coach beginning with the upcoming 2022 season.
A native of Morris, House was a four-year member of the Bemidji State University women’s tennis team, playing No. 1 singles in her senior season for the Beavers. She graduated from BSU in 2012 and has since worked in multiple roles at Morris Area High School, one of which has been as the girls tennis coach.
In 2018, House added a Master’s degree in Environmental Education from Hamline University.
“I am excited for this opportunity to start coaching the UMM women’s and men’s team,” House said. “I have played and coached tennis for many years, so I look forward to this next step in my coaching journey. The primary goal for each member of the UMM tennis program is to excel in school, as well as on the court. We will create an inclusive and competitive environment where student athletes discover a sense of team and belonging. We expect that each student athlete demonstrates good sportsmanship, humility, and compassion; both to others and to themselves. We challenge student athletes to learn to rely on their mental strength to overcome adversity and build resiliency.”
The Cougar tennis program will get their seasons underway early on in 2022. The women’s team registered a 9-4 overall record on the season, while the men’s team was 4-8. Three All-UMAC performers – Megan Arens, Kate Obright, and Kiley Rodarmel – return for the women’s team, while the men’s team will bring back All-UMAC performer Paul Decker.