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Michael Engdahl
Position: Head Coach
Hometown: St. Cloud, Minn.
High School: St. Cloud Tech H.S.
Experience: 4 Years
Phone: (605) 688-6297
Email: michael.engdahl@sdstate.edu
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Michael Engdahl took over both South Dakota State tennis programs on June 9, 2011, after working the prior two years as an assistant for retired head coach Don Hanson. In his two years as an assistant, Engdahl focused primarily on the men's team and coached them to their most successful season in team history during the 2009-10 season. He also coached a total of three all-Summit League players during his time as an assistant.

In his first season as the head men's tennis coach, Engdahl led SDSU to its first berth in The Summit League Championships. The Jacks entered as the No. 4 seed and were ousted by top seed and eventual champion UMKC.

In his second season, Engdahl led both Jackrabbit teams to The Summit League Championships. It was a record-setting season, as the women's team qualified for its first postseason (No. 3 seed) and won its most meets since joining The Summit League (16). Ffion Davies also won Newcomer of the Year, the first Jackrabbit to win the award, and the team received two all-league awards.

On the men's side, the team qualified for the postseason the second-consecutive season and second time in school history. The team received three all-league awards, the most in a single season. SDSU finished second in the league with its most league wins (four), its highest finish in school history. Coach Engdahl was named Men's Tennis Coach of the Year, the first Jackrabbit tennis coach to receive the award.

Engdahl's third season saw the Jackrabbit women put together its most-successful season in program history. The Jacks entered the Summit League Championships as the No. 2 seed after boasting an 18-7 overall record and going 4-1 in league play. Included in their 18 wins was a win over Fort Wayne on April 4, the first in program history. The 'Dons later eliminated SDSU in the semifinals of the Summit League Championships.

Engdahl was recognized for the Jacks' success, as he was named the Summit League Women's Coach of the Year.

On the men's side, Engdahl guided the Jacks to a 15-7 overall record and a 3-2 league mark. The Jacks entered the Summit League Championships as the third seed and were bested by IPFW.

In addition to coaching at SDSU, Engdahl also spent time as the director and head tennis instructor for Michael Engdahl Tennis, which he founded in 2006. He also worked as the director and head tennis instructor at the St. Cloud Country Club in St. Cloud, Minn., beginning in 2005.

Before starting his own tennis program, Engdahl served as the head coach of boy's and girl's tennis in Sartell, Minn., from 2005-06, and worked as an assistant in St. Cloud in 2004. He also worked as a tennis instructor at Gold's Gym in Sartell, and at Set Point Tennis in St. Cloud from 2003-06.

A 2008 graduate of South Dakota State, Engdahl played both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles in 2008 as a senior captain for the Jackrabbits.

The St. Cloud, Minn., native transferred to SDSU from St. Cloud State, where he played from 2004-05, and competed in the NCAA Division II national tournament twice. He also earned all-North Central Conference selections in both his freshman and sophomore seasons.


Season Wins Losses Wins Losses
2013-14* 16 8 3 2
2012-13* 12 11 4 1
2011-12* 7 14 2 3
Total 35 33 9 6


Season Wins Losses Wins Losses
2013-14* 18 8 4 1
2012-13* 16 10 5 2
2011-12 8 13 2 6
Total 42 31 11 9

*Qualified for The Summit League Championships
Note: records include fall meets