Women's Tennis Coaching Staff
Jennifer McMullen, Head Coach
Jennifer McMullen is in her seventh year leading Waubonsee’s tennis program. She has helped guide four Chiefs’ players to NJCAA National Tournament berths, including the duo of Jin Lee and Karissa Schroeder in 2014. Waubonsee’s program under McMullen’s leadership has thrived as a direct result of her focus on commitment, hard work and developing a well-rounded game.
Coach McMullen brings an extensive tennis resume to Waubonsee’s sideline. She has been the tennis pro at the Vaughan Athletic Center in Aurora since 2003, specializing in Women’s Travel Teams, Junior Recreational, Developmental and Advance Courses. Prior to that, she supervised and taught tennis for three years for the City of Albuquerque (NM) Parks and Recreation Department.
As a collegiate player at Ferris State (MI.) College, McMullen helped the Bulldogs win the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship in 1983-84. She later graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics from the University of New Mexico. She worked for 13 years in research and development for Alcan Aluminum. McMullen continues to play tennis competitively on USTA and NITTL tennis teams. She resides in Elburn with her husband Lee and their two children, Maddy and Erin.
Lois Harris, Assistant Coach
Lois Harris is in her third season as an assistant coach at Waubonsee. She began playing tennis in college and still competes today, excelling at national United States Tennis Association (USTA) events in her age bracket. Harris brings that experience and passion about the sport to Waubonsee’s program.
Harris received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Illinois State University, where she played number one singles on the Redbird’s Women’s Badminton Team. She later earned an MBA in Accounting from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Harris was the head coach at Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, Virginia, where she also worked at the local tennis club.
As a player Harris was part of the fourth-ranked doubles team nationally in her age division in 2014. She earned a bronze tennis ball award after placing third at the USTA National Indoor Hardcourts Championships. Harris also garnered a silver award for a second-place finish in doubles play, and was an active contributor on an adult 4.5 USTA National Championship team. She has been selected numerous times to represent the Midwest Section at the Intersectional Team Championships and is currently ranked number one in the USTA Midwest Section in singles and doubles in her age division.
Harris She retired recently from her position as Director of Accounting for a major national church organization after having served in various managerial roles in other organizations. Harris is married and has three grown children, along with two grandkids.
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