– Georgetown University's Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lee Reed
announced the hiring of Courtney Dolehide
as the institution's new head men's and women's tennis coach on Monday. Dolehide served as an assistant coach for both squads this past season prior to being promoted to head coach.
"I'm excited to name Courtney as our new women's and men's tennis coach," said Reed. "She is a rising star in the coaching profession, and has already proven to be an effective leader and mentor for our student-athletes. Courtney has had success as both a player and a coach, and her infectious leadership style will spark excitement within our program!"
Taking on significant responsibility in her first year on the Hilltop, Dolehide helped both programs to late season success. The men's squad advanced to the BIG EAST Championship semifinal narrowly losing to DePaul. The Hoyas entered the tournament on a five-match win streak. The women improved throughout the year with big wins down the stretch and advancing to the BIG EAST Championship quarterfinals.
Dolehide came to the Hilltop from the University of Texas where she was the assistant coach for three seasons. With the Longhorns, Dolehide assisted in coaching Texas to the round of 16 at the 2016 NCAA Championships marking the first time since 2012. The squad also advanced to the second round of the 2017 NCAA Championships. Texas ended the 2017 season with three student-athletes ranked among the top-80 in the final ITA singles rankings.
Dolehide got her start in coaching at Utah State University, where she served as a volunteer assistant women's tennis coach and head of men's and women's tennis operations in the fall of 2014 for the Aggies.
As a player, Dolehide was the team captain in 2014 when UCLA won the NCAA team title. She helped lead the Bruins to the NCAA semifinals or better in each of her four seasons. The Hinsdale, Illinois native earned ITA All-America honors in doubles during the 2012 season. Dolehide's highest national ranking in singles was No. 37 and No. 7 in doubles.
An accomplished junior tennis standout, Dolehide competed in the main doubles draw at the 2009 US Open prior to her enrollment at UCLA.
A member of the Pac-12 Conference All-Academic Team and the UCLA National Academic Honor Society, Dolehide earned her bachelor's degree in political science in the spring of 2014.
Along with coaching, Dolehide is in the midst of the MBA program in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown.
"I would first like to thank Athletics Director Lee Reed
and Senior Associate Athletics Director Dan Trump
for this honor to become Georgetown's next men's and women's tennis coach," said Dolehide. "Georgetown is a very special place, and the men and women I will have the opportunity to recruit and coach are excellent tennis players, extraordinary students and future leaders in society. My vision for the programs aligns with Georgetown's mission and I couldn't be more excited to continue the Hoya tradition of excelling athletically and academically at the highest level."