13 years coaching at the NCAA Division I level – DePaul University, Northwestern University, University of Oklahoma
Assistant Tennis Professional – Donnybrook Tennis Club, Dublin, Ireland & Tennaqua Swim & Tennis, Chicago, IL
Director of Tennis Summer Camps – Northwestern University & University of Oklahoma
Sports Manager – Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, Dublin, Ireland
I have been extremely fortunate to compete and coach at a number of different levels all over the world. After my playing career, where I competed in Junior Wimbledon, achieved All-American honours in college, represented my country in Davis Cup and achieved a world ranking in singles and doubles play, I quickly moved into the tennis coaching world. I loved the process of learning more about the game of tennis and helping players that shared my love for tennis achieve their potential.
I was drawn to college tennis coaching due to the incredible influence my coach and college career had on me. I started on the men’s side coaching at DePaul University and moved over to the women’s side when I was offered the Assistant Coaching position at Northwestern University. After helping the team to its first ever number one national ranking after three years I went on to become one of the youngest head coaches at the NCAA division I level when I agreed to take over the program at the University of Oklahoma. I inherited a team that had suffered through four losing seasons and was no longer ranked in the top 75 colleges in the country. Within 3 years the University of Oklahoma was one of the top 25 college programs in the USA.
After 13 years in the college game I decided it was time to learn and develop in some new ways. I started www.davemullinstennis.com to help young players, parents and coaches through my writings, services and products. Although I no longer coach on the court, I believe I can help players develop in important ways off the court and navigate them through the college recruiting process.