July 18, 2002
Clemson, SC – Chuck McCuen, 41, who has been the Tennis Director at Georgia State for the past 19 years, has been named an assistant coach at Clemson as announced by Head Men’s Tennis Coach Chuck Kriese.
McCuen has been named conference coach of the year five times and has propelled Georgia State into a top 70 nationally-ranked tennis program.
He has coached the Panthers to five conference titles and has taken the Panthers to the NCAA Tournament three times in the past five years (1999, 2000, and 2002). While at Georgia State, three Panthers have been named Conference Players-of-the-Year. He has also coached 14 All-Conference Players. While at Georgia State he compiled a 261-162 record in 19 years and has produced winning seasons in nine of the past 10 years, including six consecutive winning seasons. In 1996-97, Georgia State was ranked for the first time ever in the ITA National Rankings.
While attending Gainesville Junior College he reached the semifinals of the NJCAA National Championships in singles. He became an NAIA All-American after transferring to Flagler College in St. Augustine and went on to earn double degrees in recreation management and history in 1983 McCuen help create the first-ever collegiate wheelchair team in the United States. There are now seven schools that award scholarships in wheelchair tennis.
While at Georgia State, he was active in the community contributing his time to Atlanta’s youth tennis programs as a tennis instructor. He has been married to Dr. Linda McCuen for 20 years and they have one daughter, Lauren, who will be a freshman this fall at Anderson College.
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