The Ohio State men's tennis team is hosting the 2011 USTA/ITA Division I Men's Midwest Regional Championships Oct. 13-17.
David Schilling is part of head coach Ty Tucker’s recipe for success. Schilling was recruited by Tucker in the fall of 1999 and since that time has proven to be a valuable addition.
Schilling came to Ohio State after a highly-successful tenure at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he guided the Lords to an 87-36 record during six seasons, becoming the most successful coach in the program’s then 97-year history. Schilling’s Kenyon squads were ranked in the Top 25 for six consecutive years and finished among the Top 3 in the North Coast Athletic Conference five times, including a championship in 1995. The NCAC is widely regarded as one of the premier tennis conferences in Division III.
Prior to Kenyon, Schilling served as the assistant coach for the nationally-ranked men’s and women’s tennis squads at Denison in Granville, Ohio. He also was an assistant coach at the College of Wooster (Ohio) for two years.
Schilling played at Denison from 1986-89, leading the Big Red to four consecutive NCAC championships. He was nationally-ranked in singles and doubles for three consecutive years and was named to the NCAC’s 10th Anniversary All-Time men’s tennis team in 1993.
Schilling graduated from Denison with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He then received his master’s degree in sports management from Ohio State.