XU's Annual Pro-Am Helps Fund Tennis Programs
A beautiful day of tennis and a successful fundraiser made the 18th Annual Midwest Sports/Xavier Pro-Am a success. Former tennis player Dennis Egan was honored for his contributions to the Xavier tennis program.
Xavier Hall of Fame member and Xavier institution Jim Brockhoff will continue as the Director of Tennis Development for the 2011-12 season. Coach Brockhoff retired as Xavier's head coach after the 2007 season after 45 years of service to the men's program and 34 years as the head coach of the women's program. His coaching career was capped off on March 30, 2007 when Brockhoff became just the second Division I head coach to win 1,000 matches, both men's and women's combined, when the women's team defeated George Washington, 4-3.
As the Director of Tennis Development, Brockhoff's duties include serving as the chairperson for the annual Total Asset Planning/Xavier University Pro-Am Tournament, which has raised over $420,000 in 15 years to benefit the men's and women's tennis programs over the last 14 years. Brockhoff will also continue to secure funding for the Jim and Mary Brockhoff Scholarship Fund, established in 2004.
"Through Coach Brockhoff's fundraising efforts, we are able to operate our programs at a level we would not be able to without his help," head coach Eric Toth said. "Speaking for myself, my coaching staff, and our student-athletes we truly appreciate Coach Brockhoff's continued presence and commitment to the Xavier University men's and women's tennis programs, which will undoubtedly enable us to have success this season and beyond."