Women's Tennis

Melissa Schaub

Lexington, Ohio

High School:
Lexington High School

Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Tennessee '06

Melissa  Schaub


Ohio State Off To Tennessee Fall Invite

Buckeyes to face Tennessee, Kentucky and ETSU at the event


Adam Cohen Joins Ohio State as Assistant Coach

Minnesota grad led Binghamton to seven-consecutive America East titles


Ohio State Begins NCAA Tournament Action vs. South Carolina Friday

Buckeyes and Gamecocks will compete in first round at 10 a.m. Friday in Durham, N.C.


Ohio State Upsets No. 27 Tennessee, 4-3

Buckeyes improve to 3-0 at home this spring


Buckeyes Open Home Slate with Doubleheader vs. Syracuse and Youngstown State

Outing vs. Youngstown State will also be Buckeyes Go Pink match


Buckeyes Close Regular Season with Win vs. Michigan State

Buckeyes Close Regular Season with Win vs. Michigan State


Women's Tennis NCAA Match

Women's Tennis NCAA Match vs. South Carolina


Muirfield Collegiate Tennis Invitational

Muirfield Collegiate Tennis Invitational

Melissa Schaub joined the Ohio State women's tennis staff in 2011-12. After serving as an assistant coach for a year, she spent 2012-13 as the interim head coach before taking over as the head coach the following season. The 2015 Big Ten Coach of the Year has led the Buckeyes back into the national picture, with back-to-back NCAA appearances in 2014 and '15 and a Top 20 ranking in 2015.

Schaub, a Lexington, Ohio, native who had a standout collegiate career at Tennessee, was on the coaching staff at Middle Tennessee State for five seasons, including one as head coach (2010-11), prior to joining the Ohio State staff.

The 2014-15 campaign was one of the best in Buckeye history. The squad had 20 wins (with seven losses), tying the program record mark first set in 2010 and had a school-best 11 shutouts during the year. The Buckeyes finished second in the Big Ten, posting a program-high 10 wins in league play, and advanced to the Big Ten Tournament championship match for the first time since 2004. The squad ended the year ranked 21st, the first time in the Top 25 of the final poll since 2000, and reached a high of 17th during the year to match the program best. Schaub was recognized as the Big Ten Coach of the Year by her conference peers. 

In the 2013-14 season, Schaub led the Buckeyes to a 19-9 record, one win shy of the program record (20), en route to a a third-place finish in the B1G and the squad’s first NCAA tournament appearance since 2010.

At the helm as interim head coach in 2012-13, Schaub guided the Buckeyes to 10 wins in dual matches, including Big Ten conference victories vs. Penn State, Minnesota and Iowa. The squad, which ranked as high as No. 41 in the ITA poll, notched four shutouts on the year and a pair of victories against top 50 opponents.

Schaub played four years for the Tennessee Volunteers (2003-06), where she was ranked as high as No. 2 nationally in doubles and the squad reached the No. 4 spot in the national polls during her career.

She was an All-American and second team All-SEC selection as a freshman, finishing the year ranked sixth nationally. Although struggling with injuries as a sophomore and junior campaign, she posted 25 dual-match doubles wins. As a senior, Schaub played at Nos. 2 and 3 singles before moving into the No. 1 position in early April where she went 3-0 in the SEC tournament. She was ranked nationally in doubles as a senior with partner Vilmarie Castellvi and ended her career with 70 doubles wins to rank in the Top 10 in program history.

Schaub was a member of the SEC Good Works Team and SEC Academic Honor Roll and was the recipient of the athletics department's "No Guts, No Glory" award as a senior. She graduted with a degree in psychology in 2006.

Schaub was a two-sport athlete at Lexington High School, playing both tennis and basketball. She won the Ohio state singles title as a senior in 2001 when she led her squad to a third-place finish at the state tournament. She was a part of four conference and district championship squads during her career.

Schaub's brother, Ty, played for the Ohio State men's tennis team and served as a captain as a senior when the Buckeyes were the NCAA runner-up. He is currently the assistant coach at Penn. Her sister, Courtney, was on the tennis team at Cumberland University from 2008-12.

She is the daughter of Ron Schaub and Mindy Cooper. Her father, who played tennis at Ohio University, is the teaching pro at Lakewood Racquet Club and boys and girls tennis coach at Lexington High School.

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