Men's tennis

  • 14 Iowa Conference team titles
  • One NCAA Div. III tournament berth
  • 174-104 (.628) record since 1999

Central's Rohner named Wittenberg tennis coach

Men's tennis | Aug. 22, 2014


PELLA — After six seasons as an assistant coach at Central College, Nick Rohner, was named head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Wittenberg University (Ohio) Friday.

Rohner, a 2008 Central grad who also worked in the college’s campus ministries office, was a four-year letterwinner for the Dutch. In 2008 he placed second in Flight B singles at the Iowa Conference tournament and teamed with Dan Bowser to finish second in Flight B doubles. He received Central’s Most Improved Player Award. In 2012, Rohner earned a master’s degree from Ohio University.

“My time at Central has been one of incredible personal, professional, spiritual and intellectual growth,” Rohner said. “I really feel like my time at Central prepared me for a number of opportunities down the road.”

Located in Springfield, Ohio, Wittenberg is an NCAA Division III institution.

“Wittenberg is a great school with a great tradition in athletics and academics,” he said. “And it has

 an amazing campus. There are so many things about it that remind me of Central.”

New Wittenberg athletics director Gary Williams is enthused about having Rohner on his staff.

“Nick impressed me and our search committee with the perfect balance of competitive spirit and proven tennis teaching and playing success with an unwavering commitment to personally develop and support our men and women on our tennis team,” Williams said in a Wittenberg news release.

“Nick has tremendous potential to be a dynamic coach and leader here and we feel very fortunate he has accepted this opportunity,”

Rohner will journey to Ohio early next week.

“It’s hard to move away from great friends and family at Central, but I’m excited for the transition to Wittenberg,” he said.


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