Vic Bateman - Head Coach - 9th Season
Coach Bateman is entering his 10th year at Bethany College.
In Coach Bateman's first seven seasons Bethany has won all 9 men's and 5 of 9 women's conference titles with 8 straight NAIA National Tournament appearances for the men and 2 National tournament appearances also for the women. Under Bateman's leadership the men have not lost a conference match in 9 years going 71-0 against KCAC Conference foes during that time. Coach Bateman's men were ranked #14 in the country this past season.
In 2007 the Bethany Women led the entire country in GPA with a 3.7 overall, and in 2008 had 3 of the top 7 GPA's in the country.
Coach Bateman was previously the head coach at Pratt Community College and led the men's team to a high national ranking of #16 and the women to a high national ranking of #19. Coach Bateman consistently had players raked in the top 30 nationally at Pratt Community College.
As a player in Canada Coach Bateman was nationally ranked in singles and doubles . He went on to attend Barton County College, then moved on to graduate from Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma City with a BS in Finance. Coach Bateman was ranked nationally in both singles and doubles in his college career, and led his team in wins both years at SNU. During the summers Coach Bateman runs the Bethany Tennis Camps at Bethany College. Coach Bateman originally honed his craft under Peg Bateman, the legendary Canadian tennis star.
Coach Bateman can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org