Wrong John Fill?

Last Updated 2/23/2006

General Information

Employment History

Boys' Junior Varsity Tennis Coach  - Westerville South High School

District Representative  - Ohio High School Tennis Coaches Association

Web References  

GCTA Awards

John M. Fill
John M. Fill: John has always been an athlete. He played football at the Ohio State University under Coach Woody Hayes from 1964 to 1966; he was co-captain of the 1966 team. After college, John became a physical education teacher. His first experience with tennis came in 1973 when he was hired as the boys' junior varsity tennis coach at Westerville South High School. At that time, he had no experience in tennis. But as a coach, John tried to apply many things he learned from Woody to tennis. He became the boys' head coach in 1976 and the girls' head coach in 1993. John still coaches the boys' team. In addition to coaching, John has served as a District Representative for the Ohio High School Tennis Coaches Association. Throughout the years John has developed into a good tennis player. He was ranked in the top 35 in the Columbus Grand Prix Circuit. He has won USTA tournaments in the Ohio Valley. He has worked hard to improve his tennis knowledge by attending numerous tennis clinics in Ohio and Michigan. John acquired his USPTA certification and is currently at the Professional 2 Level. John has been dedicated to his players and their development. He is proud that in the past two years, six of his former players played at the college level. Most of these players didn't get started in tennis until their freshman year because he recruited many of them from his physical education classes. To quote John, "I am most proud of the fact that I talked a lot of kids into giving tennis a try and then helped them to reach a level where they have become accomplished players." Karen and Jack, Bryce's parents are tennis players.

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Coach: John Fill, 36th season
March 28 - vs. Bluefield (Va.) Graham at Pipestem (W.Va.) Resort State Park *April 3 - vs. Dublin Scioto

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For more information, visit www.nays.org, or call Westerville South coach John Fill at 799-2472 or 797-6004.

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