Christian Kuehne Named Assistant Men's Tennis Coach


Aug. 15, 2014

GREENVILLE, N.C. --- Christian Kuehne has been named the new assistant coach for the East Carolina University men's tennis team, head coach Shawn Heinchon announced Friday. Kuenhe comes to ECU after serving as graduate assistant at nationally ranked Florida State the past two seasons.

During his stint at FSU, Kuehne served as tournament director for the ITA Regional Championships, USTA Clay Court Invitational and the U.S. Open National Playoff. He also assisted in match scheduling, recruiting and travel coordination. He worked with several nationally ranked players and helped the Seminoles to consecutive NCAA Championship appearances.

"I'm thrilled to have Christian joining the program," Heinchon said. "His work ethic and experience will be an asset to our program and its future success. I know he is extremely excited to be a Pirate and I look forward to having him on our team."

Born and raised in Germany, Kuehne earned All-Big West honorable mentions accolades in doubles as a freshman at the University of the Pacific as a freshman in 2008-09. The Tigers won the Big West regular season title and finished the year ranked No. 67. At the conclusion of the season, he transferred to the University of South Alabama, where he was a three-year letterman and an all-conference academic team selection. He served as the Jaguars' team captain for two years and helped the squad earn a national ranking of 42.

"I am very grateful to Coach Heinchon and the East Carolina Athletics Department for giving me this great opportunity," Kuehne said. "I am looking forward to working with such talented student-athletes and helping them to be the very best that they can be on the court and in the classroom. ECU has had a lot of success recently, and I am looking forward to helping the program progress."



Kuehne graduated from South Alabama in 2012 with a degree in leisure studies and earned a master's of science from Florida State in 2013.