Former Wisconsin Lutheran College men's tennis standout Ryan Sallmann is in his second season as head coach of the Warriors women's tennis program. In addition, Sallmann has served as an assistant with the WLC men's tennis team for the past three seasons.
Sallmann guided Wisconsin Lutheran to its first NACC Tournament appearance in two seasons in his first year at the helm of the Warriors. WLC tied for its most wins overall (10) and in conference play (6) since the 2012-2013 season.
Becoming just the third 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.