FOND DU LAC, Wis. (SabreAthletics.com) – Marian University Head Women's Tennis Coach John Frausto has also been named head men's tennis coach, Director of Athletics Jason Murphy announced today, July 16. Former men's coach Craig Peltonen will remain with the program, serving as assistant coach for both the men's and women's teams in conjunction with his head men's soccer coaching duties.
"I'd like to thank Jason Murphy, Dr. DiSalvo and Craig Peltonen for giving me the opportunity to lead both the men's and women's tennis programs at Marian University," Frausto said. "It's an honor and privilege to be part of such a special university such as Marian.
"I truly believe that tennis teaches us many life skills and lessons," Frausto added. "It's my goal to share my knowledge and experience with our student-athletes so that they can be successful on and off the court."
Frausto has turned around the women's program in his first six seasons, leading the team to a 50-38 overall record, 37-25 in the NAC over that span. Prior to his arrival in 2006, the women's tennis program hadn't seen a winning season since 2003.
Frausto led the Sabres to their best season in school history in 2009 as they finished 12-5 overall and 9-2 in the NAC. The Sabres have had a winning season in five of his six seasons at the helm.
In 2011, Frausto led the Sabres to a 9-7 overall record, 5-6 in the NAC and good for a spot in the conference team tournament. His #1 doubles pair including Rebecca Heczko and Ann Goyke finished runner-up in the conference tournament and earned All-NAC Doubles Team honors. Heczko went on to set the all-time record for wins at Marian with 99, including 51 singles victories and 48 doubles wins.
Following the 2007 season, Frausto was honored for his accomplishments as he was named Northern Athletics Conference Coach-of-the-Year. Frausto led the Sabres to a 9-5 season and finished 8-2 in the NAC.
Frausto currently serves as the Director of Tennis at Center Court Tennis Club in Fond du Lac. He brings over 20 years of tennis experience to the Sabre program. Prior to his time at Center Court, Frausto was the Director of Tennis at the Manitowoc/Two Rivers YMCA.
Frausto, who received his degree in Health and Physical Education from UW-Platteville (1996), was recently named Wisconsin's USPTA Tennis Teaching Professional of the Year. The USPTA is the largest professional tennis teaching organization in the world with over 14,500 members.
Frausto, his wife Julie, and their children, Morgen and Gianni, reside in Plymouth, Wisconsin.