Laurie Martin High School Coach of the Year Award

Tony Cherone - Memphis, Tennessee 

The United States Professional Tennis Association, Inc. (USPTA) is proud to name Tony Cherone from Memphis, TN, (Southern Division) the 2023 Laurie Martin High School Coach of the Year.
Cherone coached the Collierville High School boys’ tennis team to their first state championship in school history in 2022, finishing with a record of 24 wins and just two losses. The team repeated as state champions in 2023. The girls’ team won 22 games and lost only 4, making it to their state’s final four. Collierville players also won the state singles and doubles individual titles in 2022. Cherone’s Collierville Middle School teams have taken home six state championship divisions across the last two years.
“Tony’s success as tennis director for the town of Collierville and his impact on his students’ lives serves as an example