Oct. 1, 1999
NEW ORLEANS, La. - - David Schumacher has been promoted to head coach of the Tulane women's tennis team, interim athletic director Scott Devine announced.
Schumacher assumes the position after serving as interim head coach since the Aug. 30 resignation of previous head Jennifer Melius.
Schumacher begins his fourth season as a coach with the women's tennis team. This past season, he helped guide the Green Wave to an impressive 18-6 record and just the program's second-ever berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Schumacher is no stranger to the great tradition of Tulane tennis. He played for the legendary Emmet Pare in the junior ranks and began his collegiate career under the great Frenchman at Tulane. He played for the Green Wave from 1971-73 before transferring to American University following Pare's death.
At American, Schumacher compiled an impressive 18-1 record at No. 1 singles, was conference champion and chosen the squad's Most Valuable Player as a senior.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude from American in 1975, and from the LSU Law Center in 1979. Schumacher practiced as a trial and appellate lawyer for 17 years. During that time, the USPTA teaching pro also taught tennis to area juniors, many of who played collegiately, and competed nationally and internationally.
In addition to his duties at Tulane, Schumacher is active in the New Orleans tennis community. He can be found daily on the tennis courts giving private lessons, teaching clinics or working with area juniors.
His most recent national ranking was No. 3 in the U.S. men's 40's. David and his wife Ann have two children, Katie (13) and William (8).