Former Wisconsin Lutheran College men's tennis standout Ryan Sallmann is in his first season as head coach of the Warriors men's tennis team after serving for four seasons as an assistant. Sallmann also serves as head coach of WLC's women's tennis team, a position he has held for the last two seasons.
Sallmann has guided the women's program to back-to-back NACC Tournament appearances in his first two seasons at the helm of the Warriors, a feat last achieved in 2012 and 2013. WLC has won 10 matches and finished at least .500 in conference play for the third time in four seasons.
The fourth head coach in program history, Sallmann joined the Warriors after accepting a tennis pro position at Lake Country Racquet & Athletic Club in Hartland.
Sallmann brings over five years of coaching experience to the Warriors. His background includes serving as an assistant coach for the Warriors men's tennis program as well as the Waukesha West High School boys and girls varsity teams. Sallmann has also worked for the Waukesha Tennis Association and the Milwaukee Tennis Education Foundation.
A two-time All-NACC Doubles and one-time All-NACC Singles selection, Sallmann played three seasons (2012-2014) for the Warriors. He collected 24 career doubles victories at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions, boasting the highest winning percentage (.585) among any doubles player in program history. Sallmann also posted 19 career singles wins, playing primarily at the No. 2 position. As a senior in 2014, Sallmann and the fourth-seeded Warriors won three NACC Tournament matches to earn the program's first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. He graduated from WLC in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in communicative arts.
At Waukesha West High School, Sallmann played two seasons for the Wolverines and was a WIAA Division I State Tournament qualifier and Honorable Mention All-State performer.