(Carlisle, Pa.) - Dickinson College has named Jim Kohr, II as the new head coach of men's and women's tennis, announced Director of Athletics, Dr. Les Poolman.
Kohr brings a wealth of experience and strong playing career to the courts in Carlisle. He is currently the Tennis Director for the Clubs at Colonial Ridge in Harrisburg, and has served in that capacity at the Harrisburg Country Club, Out Door Country Club and Country Club of York. From 2008-2012 he was the owner and president of the Yorktowne Racquet & Fitness Club, Inc.
In 1993 Kohr worked with Tennis Hall of Famer, Dennis Ralston, the head coach at Southern Methodist University. Kohr took over the SMU program for the remainder of the season when Ralston left to train a player ranked top five in the world. At the end of the season, he went on to coach one of the players at the U.S. Open in New York.
A four-year scholarship player at the University of North Texas, Kohr held the #1 spot on the team for three years. He traveled the satellite tour and won five national USPTA doubles championships and held many top ten national singles rankings.
Kohr still competes and has an enormous passion for the sport. He is very excited about the opportunity to take over the tennis programs at Dickinson. "I've already heard from number of the current players and everyone is excited to work hard and be competitive. I look forward to developing strong programs, improving their strokes and mental game, and getting them ready to win."