Wilson ITA coach OF THE YEAR Paige Madara | WashU

Wilson ITA Coach of the year

Paige Madara '13 was named the Head Coach of WashU Women's Tennis in October 2020. Madara arrived at WashU after spending four seasons as the men and women’s head coach at Grinnell College.

Since returning to WashU, Madara has guided the Bears to the NCAA Team Championship and has had several singles players and doubles teams earn bids to the NCAA Individual Championships.

This season, Madara has led the Bears to an impressive 19-4 record, which included defeating No. 13 Case Western Reserve University 5-2 to finish third in the UAA Championships. It is the highest finish for WashU at the UAA Championship since 2016 when it finished second.

With a 5-0 win over No. 20 Sewanee, the No. 6 Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team have earned a trip to the NCAA Division III Championships, starting May 20 at Dwight Davis Tennis Center in Forest Park.

A Quote from the Director of athletics

“Well deserved! Paige is remarkable coach but an even better human being. She empowers a belief in her team. She invests time to understand the person, the student and … then the athlete. Her approach instills trust and it’s because of that trust she gets the best version of her student-athletes.” - Anthony J. Azama, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs/Director of Athletics