June 3, 2012

Halverson named head women’s tennis coach at Olivet College

OLIVET, Mich. – Richard Halverson has been named head women's tennis coach at Olivet College, according to an announcement by Athletic Director Heather Bateman.

"I'm very excited to become a part of the Comet family," said Halverson. "And look forward to getting things going recruiting wise and planning for the upcoming year."

Halverson has served as assistant men's and women's tennis coach at Michigan Technological University since Sept. 2007. While there, he recruited prospective student-athletes, developed and conducted practices, coached players during matches and practices, led strength and conditioning sessions, scouted opponents, assisted in scheduling and budgeting and organized off-court team bonding activities. In June 2011, Halverson became the assistant manager/tennis professional at the Michigan Tech Gates Tennis Center.

Halverson earned a bachelor's of science degree in biology from Michigan Tech in 2010. While there, he played tennis for the Huskies, earning honorable mention All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors in 2007. Halverson was also the team's captain during his senior season.

"The excitement that Rick is going to bring to our tennis program is contagious," said Bateman. "We look forward to a new era of Comet tennis."