Notre Dame Highlights (Assistant/Associate Head Coach 2013-present)
- 3 NCAA Championship Appearances
- 3 NCAA Singles Championship Appearances (2 Different Players, as of 2016)
- 3 NCAA Doubles Championship Appearances (4 Different Players, as of 2016)
- 3 All-America Honors (2 Different Players, as of 2016)
- 2013 ACC Championship Semifinalists
- 6 All-ACC Honors (4 Different Players)
- 2 ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Champions (2013, 2015)
- 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Doubles Semifinalists (Quentin Monaghan/Alex Lawson)
- 2 National ITA Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship & Leadership Award Winners (Greg Andrews 2014; Quentin Monaghan 2016)
Adam Schaechterle joined the University of Notre Dame men’s tennis staff in 2013 as an assistant coach, ascending to the post of associate head coach prior to the 2015-16 season. Prior to joining the Irish staff, Schaechterle, a 2006 Northwestern graduate, coached for two seasons at the University of North Florida.
In his tenure with the Irish, Schaechterle has helped tutor a pair of Irish All-Americans in Quentin Monaghan (2015 singles, 2016 doubles) and Alex Lawson (2016 doubles), while the Irish have qualified for the team NCAA Championship each season. Monaghan advanced to the 2015 NCAA singles semifinal, becoming the first Irish player since 1959 to do so. The next season, Monaghan teamed with Lawson to reach the NCAA doubles semifinal, breaking a semifinal drought that dated to 1994.
Additionally, the Irish have boasted two ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Champions (Josh Hagar/Eddy Covalschi 2013; Quentin Monaghan/Alex Lawson 2015), while Monaghan and Lawson also advanced to the semifinal of the 2015 USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Doubles Championship.
In Schaechterle’s first campaign with the Irish, the team advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2007. The Irish, who opened the season 6-0 and finished with a 21-10 record, finished the season ranked 13th, the second-highest finish for the program since 1992.
THE NORTH FLORIDA YEARS
North Florida Highlights (2011-13)
- 2-Time Atlantic-Sun Championship Runners-Up
- 2013 Undefeated Atlantic-Sun Regular Season
- 2013 Atlantic-Sun Coach Of The Year
- 2013 NCAA Doubles Championship Appearance
- 8 All-Atlantic-Sun Selections
- 2013 Atlantic-Sun Scholar-Athlete Of The Year (Moritz Buerchner)
During his time at North Florida, Schaechterle helped lead the Ospreys to a 34-14 record and the first two berths in the Atlantic-Sun Championship finals in program history among many other accomplishments. The program also experienced its first undefeated Atlantic-Sun regular season (2013: 8-0), its highest-ever national ranking (No. 50, March 20, 2012), its first top-10 national doubles ranking (No. 10), its first nationally ranked recruiting class (No. 15 by tennisrecruiting.net), its first invitation to the ITA Kick-Off Weekend and its first individual NCAA Championship appearance (2013 Doubles Championship).
The 2013 Atlantic-Sun Coach of the Year, Schaechterle helped lead the doubles duo of Moritz Buerchner and Norbert Nemcsek to a round of 16 appearance at the 2013 NCAA Doubles Championship and a final ranking of 26. Buerchner in particular showed great improvement under Schaechterle as he improved from 22-30 during his first two years at UNF to an impressive 50-16 record during his last two seasons with Schaechterle.
In two years, Schaechterle coached eight all-conference performers (Atlantic-Sun), two all-freshmen performers (Atlantic-Sun) and one Atlantic-Sun Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Buerchner 2013).
COLLEGIATE & PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Prior to coaching at UNF, Schaechterle spent over a year at his alma mater as an assistant coach. There he helped with all aspects of the program including fundraising, recruiting and scheduling.
Schaechterle’s first job out of college was at Wilson Sporting Goods as the Tour and Juniors Manager for the Americas region. He was responsible for recruiting and managing junior and professional players in North and South America and overseeing all contract negotiations in Asia and Australia. He managed several players inside the top 50 on both the ATP and WTA tour. While at Wilson, Schaechterle showed a unique ability to recognize talented young players before they broke out on the pro tour, signing standouts like Milos Raonic, Thomaz Bellucci, Madison Keys and Melanie Oudin to their first professional contracts.
Northwestern Playing Highlights (2003-06)
- 2005 Team NCAA Championship Qualifier
- 2006 NCAA Doubles Championship Qualifier
As a student-athlete with the Wildcats, Schaechterle was a team captain and ranked in the top-30 of the ITA’s national doubles rankings. He helped lead Northwestern to the 2005 NCAA Championship as a junior, before being selected for the 2006 NCAA Doubles Championship as a senior. Upon graduation, he remained on as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2007 season.
The Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, native resides in the South Bend area with his wife, Kristin, and their son, Noah.