CHARLESTON, S.C. – Chris Wollett has been named as assistant coach for men’s and women’s tennis, as announced by College of Charleston Director of Tennis Angelo Anastopoulo on Thursday.
“Coach Wollett’s love and enthusiasm for the game is contagious,” Anastopoulo said. “Both programs will need to draw on his knowledge to find success in the incredibly talented CAA. Coach Wollett’s outgoing personality will be a great attribute to our recruiting program. He is generally a great person and one of the nicest people I have met. We are very lucky to have Coach Wollett helping with our programs.”
A native of Ocala, Fla., Wollett joins the Cougar family from Western Carolina University where he served as the head coach for the Catamounts the past three seasons. Prior to his time in Cullowhee, Wollett was the Director of Tennis at the Country Club of Ocala in Ocala, Fla.
“This is an incredible opportunity for me,” Wollett said. “The chance to work with Angelo (Anastopoulo) and Jay (Bruner) is something I’m really looking forward to. The history of these programs, and of the college as a whole, is something I’m very fortunate to be a part of.”
Wollett played collegiately for the University of Mary Washington, where he was named team captain in 2001 and 2002. After reaching the NCAA Tournament, the Eagles finished the 2002 season ranked in the top 10 in Division III. Wollett then transferred to the University of North Florida for his senior year where he earned a degree in international studies in 2003.
Wollett joins a program who on the women’s side have enjoyed seven consecutive 20-win seasons, including five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and five-straight conference championships. The men’s team has also seen success on the court, winning three of the last four Southern Conference Championships as well as the 2012 SoCon Tournament.
Wollett currently lives in Mount Pleasant, S.C., with his dog Stella and enjoys surfing, wakeboarding and golf in his spare time.