Steve Wilkinson College Coach of the Year Award

C.J. Weber - Fort Myers, Florida

The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to name C.J. Weber from Fort Myers, FL (Florida Division), the 2022 USPTA Steve Wilkinson College Coach of the Year. This award recognizes a USPTA certified professional who coaches college tennis for their achievements that include, among other things, their coaching impact on student-athletes, community involvement, season records, and team and individual player accomplishments. C.J. recently entered his 12th season as head coach of the Florida Gulf Coast University men’s tennis program. The Eagles ended 2021 ranked number 65, the highest in program history. In 2022, Weber led FGCU to the ASUN regular season title for the fourth time in program history, finishing the season with a 15-7 record and going 7-1 in ASUN play. The Eagles number one player, Magnus Johnson, won ASUN Player of the Year for the second straight season.  C.J.’s also assisted in raising tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships- including $24,000 raised through the Tom Manring Foundation and he received over $50,000 in pledged money for the construction of a scoreboard for the FGCU Tennis Complex. Coach C.J.’s team helped feed the needy in the Ft. Myers area, members took part in multiple exhibitions at local country clubs and they hosted the FGCU Collegiate Open at the Bonita Bay Club, bringing college tennis to a clay court. We look forward to seeing more success for C.J. and FGCU.