Coach Hampton has also served as the Head Coach of the Graceland
Football & Wrestling Teams, and represented the United States of
America as a Team Leader for NAIA/AAU wrestlers on a trip to Japan and
Korea. In twenty-two years coaching wrestling his teams never lost a
dual match to a conference school and never lost the HAAC Conference
A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, he received his undergraduate degree in Physical Education from William Jewel College in 1954; his Master's degree at Northwest Missouri State University in 1958; a Doctorate from Columbia University in New York City in 1970. After a two year stint in the army he taught and coached in Albuquerque, New Mexico and St Joseph, Missouri before coming to teach at Graceland in 1960
His 19 HAAC tennis titles are the most of any coach in Yellowjacket
history. From 2002 to the present Hampton's Men's Teams team have
advanced to the NAIA National Tournament every season..
Since he took over the Graceland tennis program, Hampton has led the Men's team to a 241-97 record while playing a rigorous D I, II,III, and NAIA schedule each year.
Hampton's Men's Team have garnered 19 HAAC Championships and 5 0f the 6 Regional Championships. Since 1990 the Graceland Yellowjacket men's tennis team has never finished lower than second place in the HAAC Championship. During that period they have garnered numerous team and individual appearances in the NAIA National Tournament. The Graceland Yellowjackets are usually ranked in the top twenty teams in the NAIA.
Over that same period of time the Women's Team has put together a record of 120 wins and 167 losses. They have won 2 HACC Championships, one regional championship and had 2 appearances in the NAIA National Tournament. The Women's team has been making rapid improvement in the last few years. Coach Hampton's goal is to bring the Graceland University women's tennis team up to the premier status of the men's team.
|Jeremy Ackerer||SR||Connunay, France|
|Laurentsi Arakhamiya||FR||Minsk, Belarus|
|Remy Caffardo||SR||Romans, France|
|Yassir El Ghazi||FR||Hay El Quods, Morocco|
|Zach Hicks||FR||St. Joseph, MO|
|Manuel Lindekeit||SO||Kleinmachnow, Germany|
|Yann Lironi||SO||Geneva, Switzerland|
|Andrew Martins||FR||Pickerington, OH|
|Eugene O'Connell||FR||Kingston, Jamaica|
|Daniel Pollock||FR||Escondido, CA|
|Daniel Ramirez||SR||Leon, Mexico|
|Patxy Suarez||SO||Vigo, Spain|
|Carlos Yanes||SO||Caracas, Venezuela|