Assistant coach David Schilling is a part of head coach Ty Tucker's recipe for success. Schilling was recruited by Tucker in the fall of 1999 and since that time, he has proven to be a valuable asset for the Buckeyes.
"Dave has had experience coaching for 8 years now," Tucker said. "He can handle himself in any situation and is a great asset to the Buckeyes."
Schilling came to OSU after a highly-successful tenure at Kenyon College (Gambier, Ohio) where he guided the Lords to an 87-36 record over six seasons, becoming the most successful coach in the program's 97-year history.
Schilling's Kenyon squads were ranked in the Top 25 for six-consecutive years and finished among the top three in the North Coast Athletic Conference five years, 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 (Granville, Ohio). He also was an assistant coach at the College of Wooster (Ohio) for two years.
Schilling started 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.
He follows in his father's footsteps as a collegiate tennis coach. Schilling's father, Hayden, coaches at the College of Wooster, and has amassed over 360 wins during his 25-year tenure with the men's tennis team.
Schilling graduated from Denison in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in economics. He then received his master's degree in sports management from Ohio State in 1994.