Head Men's Coach
Andy Lewis will start his first season as the head coach of Grace's men's tennis team in the fall of 2018.
Lewis is a Grace graduate and a standout Lancer tennis player. He was a two-time NAIA national qualifier with the Lancers and won multiple conference awards.
He played at Grace from 1985-89, earning All-Conference accolades each year. In his final two years, he won three district crowns in singles and doubles to advance to the NAIA National Championships.
He also won a pair of conference titles as a junior and senior.
“I am very excited to help Coach Schuh this year with the men. I was very lucky to learn from Mike Grill as my tennis coach, and I would like to continue the impact that he had on Grace’s program,” Lewis said. “I want to bring out the best in each of our players both on and off the court.”
Lewis served as the tennis coach at Warsaw from 1993-2004. He helped the Tigers win 13 individual sectional championships, 2 team region championships and 7 individual regional crowns.
He helped lead a doubles’ team to a third-place finish in the state and was also voted as the Northern Lakes Conference Coach of the Year.
“I’m excited for Andy to partner with Coach Schuh in leading the men’s tennis program,” said Grace Director of Athletics Chad Briscoe. “Andy has a great tennis background both with the Grace program and within the community. His deep connections in the community will benefit our program tremendously. He has a strong commitment to the mission of Grace College, and his tennis expertise will benefit our student-athletes.”
Lewis served as an assistant tennis professional from 1981-89 at Lakewood Racquet Club in Lexington, Ohio.
He played postgraduate in the United States Tennis Association for a decade. He helped his 4.5 men’s team win a state, region and national championship in 2015. He has also been a part of two additional state and regional winning teams in the USTA.
Head Women's Coach
Marcus Moore returns to coach Grace's women's tennis team for his second season in 2018-19. Additionally he will serve as the school's first Athletics Admissions Recruiting Coordinator.
In his role as Athletics Admissions Recruiting Coordinator, Marcus will assist all varsity programs in recruitment. Additionally, he will have a focus on the new initiative for the growth of junior varsity and club sports on Grace’s campus.
In his first season in 2017 as tennis coach, the Lady Lancers posted a 9-6 record. That marked the best record for a first-year coach in team history. His doubles' teams, in particular, excelled. Emily Mast posted the most doubles wins (13) in a season in program history, and Carrie Copeland finished with the second-most ever with 12.
Marcus assisted Grace’s program for two years (2015-16), including an impressive 11-5 campaign in 2016 which earned his twin brother Scott the Crossroads League Coach of the Year.
“I am very excited for the new opportunity with the women’s tennis program. Coaching alongside Scott has been a positive experience for both of us,” Marcus said. “I’ve really enjoyed allowing Christ to direct my path, and I cannot wait to see what’s next. We have a strong core of terrific young ladies back this year, and we are ready to start with momentum this fall.”
The 2016 season saw Grace tie the program record for most wins in a season. The Lady Lancers reached the semifinals of the league tournament after upsetting Taylor on the road.
Marcus played men’s tennis and basketball during his undergraduate time at Grace from 2004-08. He was a legend on the hardwood, graduating second all-time for the Lancers in career points with 2,351.
“Marcus has done a tremendous job serving as an assistant for two years. We look forward to seeing him continue building on the strong foundation that he has helped establish within our women’s tennis program,” said Grace Director of Athletics Chad Briscoe. “Marcus’s expertise in the sport, his connections in the community and his dedication to the mission of Christian excellence at Grace College will serve him well in this new position.”
Marcus also served as the boys’ head basketball coach at Jimtown High School for three seasons.
He currently lives in Warsaw with his wife Haley and son Logan. Marcus is currently teaching business at Jimtown and is planning to start his doctorate in the fall.