UND tabs Nebraska assistant as new men's and women's tennis coach

College and professional tennis coaching veteran Tom Boysen was named head men's and women's tennis coach.

UND senior tennis player Lukas Buth hits a forehand during a match earlier this season. Photo by Russ Hons / UND athletics

The UND athletic department has named its replacement for veteran men's and women's tennis coach Tom Wynne, who retired after 30 seasons this past spring.

Tom Boysen, most recently an assistant at Nebraska, was named head men's and women's tennis coach at UND on Tuesday.

"Tom's background at several Division I institutions will no doubt serve both of our tennis teams very well moving forward," UND athletic director Bill Chaves said.

Chaves recognized associate athletic director Erik Martinson for chairing "the highly competitive search."

Boysen has coached at Vanderbilt, Dartmouth and Nebraska. In 2016, while at Dartmouth, he was named ITA Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year. At Vanderbilt, all five of Boysen's seasons included the Commodores in the national rankings and three visits to the NCAA tournament.


"Throughout this process, I came to know how truly special the athletic department is here," Boysen said. "I am very honored, excited and humbled to be the next head tennis coach."

Boysen said he's thrilled that UND associate head coach Kyle Anderson has agreed to stay on with the program.

"With the numerous amazing resources already in place here, I know that big things are in store for the program," Boysen said.

"Tom is a great teacher of tennis and life and he is one of the best people in our industry," Vanderbilt head tennis coach Ian Duvenhage said. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to North Dakota and the men's and women's programs will benefit greatly from his enthusiasm and work ethic."

Boysen coached prep-level tennis at the Montgomery Bill Academcy in Nashville for four years, leading the team to Tennessee State Championships in his first two seasons, 2011 and 2012.

"Tom is going to a great job elevating the program at North Dakota," Nebraska head men's tennis coach Sean Maymi said, "His ability to connect with the players and motivate them is going to really make a difference on and off the court. I am thankful I had a chance to work with Tom but do believe this is a great fit for him and The University of North Dakota."

Boysen played college tennis at the University of Central Florida where he graduated in 1992.

Miller has covered sports at the Grand Forks Herald since 2004 and was the state sportswriter of the year in 2019 and 2022.

His primary beat is UND football but also reports on a variety of UND sports and local preps.

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