NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Jeff Layman has been named the next Westminster College head men's and women's tennis coach.
"I'm very excited to back to college coaching and looking forward to being part of the Westminster family," Layman said. "I want to make sure our players have a great experience both on and off the court."
Layman has over 20 years of tennis professional experience at various levels, including playing professional on the ATP Tour following his stellar collegiate career at Division I Clemson University. Most recently, Layman led Division I Robert Morris University as its head men's and women's tennis coach – a position he held for seven years (2007-20014).
A 1987 graduate of Clemson with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business marketing, Layman was the director of tennis at Westmoreland Country Club in Export, Pa. and established his own business, contracting tennis services to country clubs in Western Pennsylvania. In addition, Layman managed the tennis programs at Hill Crest Country Club and Youghiogheny Country Club.
Layman competed on the ATP Tour from 1987 to 1990 after his graduation from Clemson. He also coached on the WTA / ATP Tour during the same time period after a career at Clemson in which he was the third-ranked amateur in the United States in 1985. Between 2000 and 2002, Layman was ranked No. 1 in the Men's 35's in the middle states, and he is a four-time winner of the West Virginia Open, having claimed the title in 1993, 2001, 2002 and 2004.