The Spartans earn the team academic award for the sixth consecutive year.
The Spartans started nicely, but could not sustain their momentum.
He is the first San Jose State women's tennis coach to be named a conference Coach of the Year.
Seniors Marine Dans and Gaelle Rey accounted for three of the four points for the championship.
Senior Day was a successful day for the Spartans.
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Chad Skorupka was appointed the San José State University women’s tennis head coach in July 2015 and immediately established himself as one of the program's most successful head coaches since the program's inception.
The 2017 Mountain West Coach of the Year directed the Spartans to their first conference championship in four years, their first as a Mountain West member since joining the conference in 2013, and San Jose State's second appearance in the NCAA Women's Tennis Championships team tournament in school history.
In his two seasons as the Spartans' head coach, the doubles team of Sybille Gauvain and Marie Klocker finished each season nationally ranked by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (#96 in 2016 and #64 in 2017) and Gauvain was a nationally-rannked singles player (#89 in 2017). Gauvain and Klocker were All-Mountain West in singles and doubles in each of Skorupka's seasons as head coach.
Academically, San Jose State earned 2016 and 2017 ITA All-Academic Team awards for maintaining a cumulative grade-point average as a team of at least 3.20 on a 4.00 scale. The Spartans now have a streak of six consecutive years as a team ITA Academic Award winner. San Jose State also picked up eight ITA Scholar-Athlete Awards. His players also received 11 Academic All-Mountain West and eight Mountain West Scholar-Athlete awards in his two seasons as head coach.
He first joined the San José State coaching staff in 2012 as the volunteer assistant and was named the assistant coach in 2013.
The 2013 Spartans won the San José State’s first conference championship in the sport capturing the Western Athletic Conference Championship, played in the university’s first NCAA Women’s Championship and finished the season in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) national rankings at #63.
In his three seasons as a San José State assistant, the Spartans’ 45 dual-match victories are the most in any three-year period at the school since 1984 through 1986. The 2013 team ranked #63 and the 2015 squad ranked #73 in the final ITA rankings are San Jose State’s first two nationally-ranked teams.
A NCAA Division I head coach with a 145-101 win-loss record and seven NCAA Championship appearances in 11 years, he was the head coach at Wake Forest University for five seasons (2006-10) and Yale University (2002-05) for four. At Wake Forest, his teams advanced to the NCAA Championships four consecutive years (2006-09). At Yale, his Bulldogs teams were listed in the final ITA rankings in 2003 (No. 53) and 2004 (No. 70) and he was named the 2004 ITA East Region Coach of the Year.
After finishing his playing career at Penn State, Skorupka stayed on as an assistant coach with the Nittany Lions from 1997-99. In 1998, he was named ITA East Region Assistant Coach of the Year.
Skorupka moved to Wake Forest as an assistant coach for the 1999-2000 and 2000-01 campaigns. In two his seasons, the Demon Deacons compiled a 42-12 record, advanced at least to the round of 16 at the NCAA Championships and were ranked as high as No. 5 during the 2000 season.
Skorupka received his bachelor's degree in international politics from Penn State in 1994 and earned a master's degree in counseling education from Penn State in 1999.
As a player, Skorupka was a four-year starter on the Nittany Lions men's tennis team and was part of a doubles team that won the Rolex Region I title in 1993. He reached a career-high ranking of No. 12 in doubles in the fall of 1993. Skorupka served as a team captain during the 1993-94 season and also received the school's senior award for athletic excellence.
Skorupka and his wife, Debra, and their son, Riley, reside in Los Gatos, Calif.
|Year||School||Position||Record||Championship||Final ITA Ranking|
|2017||San José State||Head Coach||14-8||Mountain West Championship; NCAA Team - Round of 64||8th - Northwest Region|
|2016||San José State||Head Coach||12-10||10th - Northwest Region|
|Totals (2 Seasons)||26-18 (.591)|
|2015||San José State||Assistant Coach||14-7||73|
|2014||San José State||Assistant Coach||12-14|
|2013||San José State||Volunteer Assistant Coach||19-6||WAC Championship;
NCAA Team - Round of 64
|2010||Wake Forest||Head Coach||11-14||53|
|2009||Wake Forest||Head Coach||13-13||
NCAA Team - Round of 64
|2008||Wake Forest||Head Coach||8-14||NCAA Team - Round of 64||42|
|2007||Wake Forest||Head Coach||15-8||NCAA Team - Round of 32||20|
|2006||Wake Forest||Head Coach||14-10||NCAA Team - Round of 32||22|
|Totals (5 Seasons)||61-59 (.508)|
|2002||Yale||Head Coach||18-5||ECAC Championship||N/R|
|Totals (4 Seasons)||58-24 (.707)|
Totals (11 Seasons)
|Head Coach||145-101 (.589)|
|2001||Wake Forest||Assistant Coach||19-9||NCAA Team - Round of 16||15|
|2000||Wake Forest||Assistant Coach||23-3||NCAA Team - Quarterfinals||5|
|1999||Penn State||Assistant Coach||11-6|
|1998||Penn State||Assistant Coach|