Patrick Fediuk announced Wednesday his resignation as Presbyterian College head men’s tennis coach to become Head Academy Coach at Smith Stearns Tennis Academy in Hilton Head, S.C.
“I would like to thank PC for all that they have done for me and my family,” said Fediuk. “It has been such a special place for me personally, and to be able to share that with both Nicole and now John is something I will cherish forever.”
Fediuk, a 2009 graduate of PC, coached the men’s team for four seasons. In his second season, PC won the Big South Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Six Blue Hose were named to the All-Big South Team as well.
During his tenure Fediuk several players have earned both Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Big South Freshman of the Year honors.
This past season, Fediuk coached the team to a 5-3 conference record, earning the fourth seed in the Big South Championship. Leading the way for the Blue Hose were Big South Freshman of the Year Max Benson and All-Conference team members Oscar Alvarez and Daniel Stenger.
“The hardest part is leaving my guys,” added Fediuk. “They are as good of a group as you will find in college tennis. As I told them, the program is in great hands largely because of the players in that locker room. They have brought out the best in me as a coach and as a person and Nicole and I will miss them dearly. We are just so thankful and full of gratitude to even have had this opportunity.”
Fediuk joined PC in 2014-15 as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s team. Prior to that he was a Fitness Specialist and Coach at Smith Stearns for four years. He facilitated the training of national level junior tennis players, recruited prospective clients, and participated in one-on-one and group training.
“I also want to thank both Dee Nichols and Danny Sterling for being absolutely first class through all of this,” Fediuk concluded. “Dealing with them throughout this process has made a tough situation and decision that much easier, and Presbyterian College is fortunate to have them both! Go Blue Hose!”
Fediuk’s replacement will be named shortly.