Jesse Plote and Meghan Kimber will be our Directors of Tennis this year. Both have an extensive background coaching and will be on court this summer.
Meghan played 6 years at Duluth East, played college tennis at Gustavus Adolpus College and named Regional Senior Player of the Year and was a 5 time All-American. Also is a member of the Gustavus Athletic Hall of Fame. Has coached and taught tennis for 20 years.
Jesse played high school tennis for Red Wing High School and then went on to play college tennis at Creighton. He has been coaching for nearly 2o years including assistant coach at Creighton (DI) and UW-Eau Claire (DIII) and head coach positions at University of Nebraska-Kearney (DII) (where he was named the North Central Region Coach of the Year during the 2005-06 season), Bradley University (DI) and Daemon College (DII) and is currently an assistant coach for the College of St. Scholastica.
Other on court staff for 2023 is as follows:
Lee Kruger – Current Duluth East Girls Tennis coach
Wells Patten – Current College of St. Scholasica Men’s and Women’s coach
Chad Humphries – Current Duluth East Boys Tennis coach
Dane Patten – Duluth East High School Boys Tennis captain
Kristin Hill – Played tennis at Duluth East High School and Gustavus
Nolan Humphries – Former Duluth East High School Tennis player, current assistant coach of Duluth East Boys Tennis
Colin McShane – Current Duluth East High School player
Landon Wheeler – Current Marshall High School player
Karl Kimber – Current Duluth East High School player