Dustin Wheeler will try to keep the tennis tradition going at McPherson College.
Wheeler is the new coach for the Bulldogs, replacing Justin Stuckey. Stuckey had led the Bulldog program the last two years and last year both Mac teams made the national tournament.
Wheeler is a 2003 McPherson High graduate, having learned his craft under legendary coach Doug Gayer.
“I'm excited to have the opportunity to return home and be a part of the Bulldog family,” Wheeler said.
McPherson College Athletic Director Andrew Ehling believes Wheeler will keep the Bulldogs at their rarefied level.
“I'm really excited about Dustin joining the family at McPherson College," he said. "He brings a unique wealth of knowledge and experience that will help McPherson College and continue the success of our men's and women's tennis programs."
Wheeler has been working at fitness clubs around Kansas, most recently at Great Bend, as well as stops at Salina and Wichita. He has served as a teaching pro.
The Bulldogs play a limited fall schedule before the real season begins in the spring. Both Mac teams appear to be loaded again, as the men’s team has nearly every player back while the women’s team should be strong as well.