Linn Named Assistant Men's Tennis Coach
June 18, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Scott Linn has been named an assistant men's tennis coach at Indiana University, head coach Randy Bloemendaal announced Monday, June 18. Linn has served the last eight years as a head men's tennis coach at both the Division II and NAIA levels.
"Scott has been a proven winner and a well-rounded coach who grounds himself with a strong work ethic," Bloemendaal said. "He has tremendous passion and energy for the game. The knowledge and understanding of the overall process will be an immediate asset for the men's tennis team. I am looking forward to Scott joining our team at Indiana and moving our program forward."
Linn most recently spent three years at Florida Southern, where he led the Moccasins to a 17-8 season and a trip to the NCAA Southeast Regional in 2007. Florida Southern finished the year ranked 15th in Division II, with sophomore Michael Knoedler finishing the season ranked third in the nation in singles.
"I think this is a fantastic opportunity for my family and myself both personally and professionally," Linn said. "I look forward to working with Randy - it's going to be a lot of fun to work with him to win a Big Ten Championship in the near future. The campus at Indiana is beautiful and I'm looking forward to recruiting the top student-athletes in the nation to come to Indiana University."
In 2006, the Moccasins produced a 14-12 record, reached the finals of the NCAA Southeast Regional, and finished ranked 13th in the final ITA Division II ranking. In his first season at FSC in 2005, he took the Moccasins to a 14-11 record, an NCAA regional runner-up finish and a final ITA Division II ranking of 14. In three years at Florida Southern, he led the team to a 45-30 record on the court and had three players named ITA All-Americans.
His squads at FSU showed strength in the classroom as well. In his first two seasons, six of his student-athletes were named ITA Scholar-Athletes (grade point average of 3.50 or better) for their performance in the classroom. In 2006, the Moccasins were one of just 10 Division II teams to earn ITA All-Academic Team recognition for having a team GPA higher than 3.20.
Prior to arriving at Florida Southern in 2005, Linn took Embry-Riddle's tennis programs to NAIA prominence in a five-year period. He coached both the men's and the women's teams at the school. In his five seasons there, he guided both squads to the NAIA National Tournament each year and earned two Florida Sun Conference men's tennis coach of the year awards.
His five-year record for Embry-Riddle's men's team was 81-52 (.609). He coached the women's team to an 89-49 (.645) overall record during that same span.
After serving two seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater, East Central University, Linn was chosen to start the men's and women's tennis programs at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. After going 4-17 and 3-12 in the first year of the program, the teams improved to 10-9 and 11-8, respectively, in Linn's second season before he went to Embry-Riddle.
A 1995 graduate of East Central in Ada, Okla., Linn was a four-year player and two-year team captain on the men's tennis team. He received his bachelor's degree in mass communication and then earned his master's degree in human resource administration in 1997 at East Central.
Linn and his wife, Amy, have a son, Austin, and a daughter, Sydney.
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