Wednesday, Apr 20
Men's Tennis at Northwest Missouri State - Canceled
Saturday, Apr 9
Men's Tennis at (RV) Baker University - Canceled
Tuesday, Apr 5
Men's Tennis at (RV) Missouri Valley College - Canceled
Saturday, Apr 2
Men's Tennis at Southwest Baptist University - Canceled
Tuesday, Mar 22
(RV) Men's Tennis at (12) McPherson College - L 3-6
Saturday, Feb 20
(16) Men's Tennis at Oklahoma Baptist University - L 0-9
Friday, Feb 19
(16) Men's Tennis at Drury University - L 0-9
Jerry Hampton
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Head Coach - 34th Season
In 2009 Jerry completed his 50th year teaching and his 33rd year as the head tennis coach for the Men's and Women's tennis teams at Graceland University. Coach Hampton has developed one of the strongest small college tennis programs in the Heart of America Athletic Conference and the entire nation. Hampton led the Yellowjackets to the Men's HAAC Championship for the sixteenth time. The Women's team also placed third in the HAAC Championship and completed one of their best seasons. Hampton has received HAAC Coach of the year 16 times and Regional Coach of the Year 5 times in the six years it was in existence. The Graceland University men's tennis team has consistently been ranked in the top fifteen teams in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and in 2010 they ranked 9th in the nation. In 2009 The men's tennis team had the highest team grade point average in the NAIA, and had five academic All-Americans, and in 2008 and 2009 Remy Caffardo was named NAIA All American and Brett Waite was named to the second team NAIA All American The 2009 women's team received NAIA Champions of Character award.

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 tournament.
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.

2011 MEN'S TENNIS Roster
Roster for 2011 Men's Tennis Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Jeremy AckererSR  Connunay, France
Laurentsi ArakhamiyaFR  Minsk, Belarus
Remy CaffardoSR  Romans, France
Kai DrweckiFR  Belgium
Yassir El GhaziFR  Hay El Quods, Morocco
Zach HicksFR  St. Joseph, MO
Manuel LindekeitSO  Kleinmachnow, Germany
Yann LironiSO  Geneva, Switzerland
Andrew MartinsFR  Pickerington, OH
Eugene O'ConnellFR  Kingston, Jamaica
Daniel PollockFR  Escondido, CA
Daniel RamirezSR  Leon, Mexico
Patxy SuarezSO  Vigo, Spain
Carlos YanesSO  Caracas, Venezuela
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Head Coach
34th season