C.J. Weber Named 2022 USPTA Steve Wilkinson College Coach of the Year

LAKE NONA, Fla. –The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to present the 2022 USPTA Steve Wilkinson College Coach of the Year to C.J. Weber of Fort Myers, FL (Florida Division).

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.

“Congratulations, C.J., on winning the USPTA Steve Wilkinson College Coach of the Year and the continuous contribution you’re making as you continue to elevate the standards of tennis,” John Embree, USPTA CEO expressed. 

About the USPTA: Founded in 1927, the USPTA is the global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development. With more than 14,000 members worldwide and 17 divisions nationwide, the Association’s mission is to raise the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches and to promote a greater awareness of the sport.

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