Chad Berryhill, who once captured a national championship as head coach at Hillsborough Community College (HCC), was named the new head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Saint Leo University. Berryhill replaces Pablo Montana, who abruptly resigned in September after being hired in August.
Berryhill spent the past four years coaching at Ferris State (Michigan) University, where he guided the program — his alma mater — to the Final Four of the 2016 NCAA Division II Men’s Tennis Championship.
Prior to accepting the position at Ferris State, Berryhill was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Central Florida from 2010-2012. Berryhill began his coaching career as the head women’s tennis coach at HCC in 2005. His five-year stint at HCC was highlighted by leading the Lady Hawks to the 2008 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championship, and reaching the championships in 2006, 2007, and 2009.
“Chad Berryhill brings all the qualities that we were looking for in the next mentor for Saint Leo tennis,” Saint Leo athletic director Francis X. Reidy said, in a release. “His championship experience at the Division II level demonstrated ability to recruit and develop talent at the highest level, and his knowledge of the larger Florida tennis community will give Chad a head start at ensuring Saint Leo remains at the forefront of NCAA Division II men’s and women’s tennis.”