Women's Tennis Hires Nagle As Assistant Coach
Release: 08/25/2014
CHAPEL HILL - North Carolina head women's tennis coach Brian Kalbas announced Monday the hiring of Courtney Nagle as the program's assistant coach.

Nagle spent the previous two seasons as the assistant women's tennis coach at the University of Iowa. She assisted in the day-to-day management of the program, including player development, practice plans and student-athlete recruitment.

"I'm very excited and honored to be joining the Tar Heel family," said Nagle. "I want to thank Brian Kalbas and Bubba Cunningham for the amazing opportunity. I believe in Brian's vision for the tennis program and look forward to helping build great student-athletes on the court, in the classroom, and in the Chapel Hill community."

The Hawkeyes reached as high as No. 57 in the ITA National Team Rankings and finished the 2013 season rated 8th in the Division I Midwest Regional Rankings. In her second season in 2014, Nagle helped guide Ruth Seaborne to first-team All-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive season.

Nagle also spent the 2011-12 season as an assistant coach at the University of Colorado.

"First, I want to say thanks to the search committee for their hard work and dedication in this hiring process. We were looking for the perfect fit for our program and there is no doubt in my mind that we found it with Courtney," said Kalbas. "She brings tremendous experience as a former collegiate All-America at Oregon as well as the success she enjoyed on the pro circuit.

"It's my belief that her personality will fit well with our current group of student-athletes, but also in the future as we continue to recruit and welcome the best and brightest players into the Tar Heel family."

Prior to joining the Colorado staff, Nagle competed across the globe as a world-ranked tennis professional on the World Tennis Association (WTA) Tour where she earned World Team Tennis (WTT) Rookie of the Year honors with the Philadelphia Freedoms. She won 15 career professional doubles titles and reached a doubles ranking of No. 97.

Nagle is a 2005 graduate of the University of Oregon earning a bachelor of arts degree in human physiology with a minor in Spanish. While at Eugene and as a freshman walk-on, Nagle would later earn a full athletic scholarship where she became UO's first women's doubles All-America in school history. Nagle was also awarded the Oregon Athletics Pride recipient and was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winner.

She was a four-year letterwinner and member of two Oregon NCAA Tournament teams in 2002 and 2004. In 2003, Nagle earned a NCAA Tournament singles berth, in addition to advancing to the NCAA Tournament doubles quarterfinals, also in 2003. She was a two-time Oregon Most Improved Player Award winner and helped Oregon to their highest ITA national ranking (No. 22) in school history.

After her collegiate career, Nagle remained in Eugene becoming the Assistant Director of the Nike Junior Tennis Camps in 2004, and later joined the Ducks coaching staff in 2005 as a volunteer assistant coach. She moved on to Princeton University from 2007-2009 in the same capacity, before returning to Eugene in 2010 to become part of the Ducks coaching staff in a volunteer role.

Nagle is affiliated with United States Professional Tennis Association (USTA) Professional Level l Certification and the Professional Tennis Registry Coaching Certification.


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