The University of Alabama Adapted Athletics program is pleased to announce that Evan Enquist has been officially the first full time Head Wheelchair Tennis Coach for University of Alabama. Coach Enquist came to Alabama in the Fall of 2013 as a graduate student pursing his doctoral degree in Exercise Physiology. During that time, he has served as graduate assistant / head coach for the wheelchair tennis program from Jan 2014 to the present. During his time as head coach the Tide has won two consecutive national championship titles.
Dr. Brent Hardin, Director of Adapted Athletics announced Enquist hiring… “We are obviously thrilled to hire Coach Enquist to a permanent full-time coaching position for our wheelchair tennis program. During has time with us Evan has built our young wheelchair tennis program into one of the very best in the country. I believe he is transforming the future of collegiate wheelchair tennis with his efforts in our program and his governance within the USTA.”
Prior to accepting the graduate teaching position at Alabama, Enquist was the Men’s and Women’s Assistant Tennis Coach at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Enquist completed 2 seasons with the Eagles serving as both coach and strength and conditioning specialist. In 2011, Enquist received his undergraduate degree from Drake University and served as the student assistant coach to the Men’s Varsity Tennis Team. Enquist helped the bulldogs take the 2011 Missouri Valley Conference Championship, sending them to the NCAA Tournament.
Enquist started his career as a high school player for the John Marshall Rockets in Rochester, MN. After placing 3rd in the Minnesota State Championships and went on to play Division 1 tennis for the Drake Bulldogs from 2008-2010. Recently as a student Enquist was able to play club tennis for the University of Alabama helping them to qualify for the National Tournament in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Coach Enquist also currently serves a number of roles for the United States Tennis Association. He serves as a member of the USTA National Wheelchair Tennis Committee and was appointed chair of the Collegiate Wheelchair Tennis Sub Committee. Enquist also holds regional positions on the USTA Southern Wheelchair Tennis Committee and USTA Alabama Diversity Committee.
Enquist is the son of Terri and Tony Enquist and has one sister, Casie Narr.