Lori Shulman Named the Head Coach of Trinity Men's and Women's Tennis

Promoted after serving as the assistant coach for both Bantam squads last season

Hartford, Conn. – Trinity College Director of Athletics Michael Renwick has announced the hiring of Lori Shulman as its new head men’s and women’s tennis coach. Shulman, who will serve as the 21st men’s head coach and the sixth women’s coach in the program’s history, was promoted after serving as the assistant coach for both Bantam squads last season.

“Lori Shulman has been a great addition to our staff since being hired last summer,” Renwick said. “She was an impressive candidate throughout the process and I am very excited for the current student-athletes and the future of the program. Lori has all the great qualities of a head coach and will continue to grow the heat tradition set forth by coaches Assaiante and Bartlett.”

As an assistant for Trinity during the 2014-15 season, Shulman helped both the men’s and women’s teams qualify for the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship Tournament. The men ended the year with a 10-5 mark and ranked No. 19 in the country, while the women were 6-9 and ended the spring ranked No. 30 in the nation. Also in 2015, Shulman tutored men’s tennis standout Daniel Carpenter’15, who was one of 32 players in the country to compete for a NCAA National Singles Championship.

“It is an honor and privilege to continue working with the tennis programs at Trinity in this new role and follow in the footsteps of two of the most successful and well-respected coaches in Division III athletics,” Shulman said. “ We have some of the finest student-athletes at Trinity and I am looking forward to serving as a mentor and contributing to their growth, both on and off the tennis court.  I would like to thank Mike Renwick for this wonderful opportunity and I cannot wait to build upon the strong leadership of the past, well established tradition and recent success of both tennis programs at Trinity.”

Prior to coming to Hartford, Shulman spent four highly successful years as an assistant coach working with both the men’s and women’s teams at Denison University where she mentored several NCAA All-Americans.

She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Denison in 1999 where she was a three-sport athlete. In June of 2002, Shulman earned a master’s degree in coaching education from Ohio University after working as a graduate assistant within the athletic department.

The Trinity men’s and women’s squads open the 2015-16 season in the fall at the Middlebury Invitational and the ITA Division III Regional Championships, respectively, in mid-September.