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Drew Fernelius

 
Profile
Drew Fernelius enters his eighth season as the head men's and women's tennis coach at Bethel University.

During Fernelius tenure he has taken both programs to new heights where both programs hosted and won MIAC Playoff matches in 2017 and 2019.

BETHEL WOMEN UNDER FERNELIUS
• Led the women's program to 73 wins in the last four seasons alone and 100 overall in tenure
• Three-time MIAC Women's Tennis Coach of the Year (2016, 2018, 2019)
• Led the women's program to their first ever MIAC Playoff appearance in 2013 and in five of seven seasons as head coach including the last four consecutive
• Set new program record for wins with 19 in 2016 and 2017 then broke that record with 20 wins in 2019
• Earned the programs first ever ITA national ranking in 2019 (Top 40)
• Earned the programs first ever ITA Central Region ranking in 2018 (Top 20)
• Hosted and won the programs first ever MIAC Playoff match in 2017 then again in 2018 and 2019
• Made programs first ever appearance in MIAC women's tennis championship match in 2019
• Maggie & Grace Riermann won the ITA Midwest Region doubles championship in 2018, becoming Bethel's first All-American's and competing in the ITA National Tournament in Rome, Georgia
• Maggie Riermann earned the 2019 Women's Tennis MIAC Elite 22 Award
• 12 MIAC All-Conference Singles selections
• 13 MIAC All-Conference Doubles selections

BETHEL MEN UNDER FERNELIUS
• 16 MIAC All-Conference Singles selections
• 13 MIAC All-Conference Doubles selections
• Led the men's program to the MIAC Playoffs in 2014, 2017 and 2019
• Hosted and won MIAC First Round Playoff matches in 2017 and 2019
• Finished with overall records of 19-5 in 2016 and 18-6 in 2017
• Tucker Morris presented the 2013 MIAC Arthur Ashe Award, the first Royal to earn the MIAC's highest honor
• Hunter Fernelius awarded the 2019 MIAC Arthur Ashe Award, finishing his career as Bethel's All-Time leader with 133 career victories
• Matt Schull voted CoSIDA Academic All-District in 2016 and 2017
• 2017 senior Kolin Kiekhoefer earned MIAC All-Conference singles and doubles awards in all four seasons while fellow 2017 senior Matt Schull earned MIAC All-Conference singles in three of his four years and All-Conference doubles in all four

ROBBINSDALE ARMSTRONG SUCCESS
• Increased participation by 25 percent and tripled the number of winning matches for both teams within just two seasons at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School
• 2009 Section 6AA Coach of the Year