UND Staff

Sam Kercheval

Volunteer Assistant Coach

Email skerchev@nd.edu
Kercheval joined the Irish as the volunteer assistant coach prior to the 2018-19 season. He previously spent three years as the head coach at Eastern Illinois University where he led the team to its highest conference finish since 2014. He coached the Panthers to OVC Tournament appearances in 2016 and 2018 (men) while leading the women to the OVC Tournament semifinals in 2018.

During is time at EIU, Kercheval saw two earn Academic All-American honors, two All-OVC selections and two other OVC honors, including first and second team in 2018.

Prior to his time in Charleston, Illinois, he served as the volunteer men’s tennis coach for a year at Indiana University.

He is a USPTA Certified Elite Professional, earned USPTA honors for Midwest Under 30 Professional of the Year in 2014 and was named USPTA Indiana Professional of the Year in 2012.

Other tennis coaching experience includes four years as Bloomington High School South’s girls’ tennis coach and tennis instructor for Bloomington Parks and Recreation.