MONTREAT, N.C. -- Montreat College Interim Athletic Director, Marshall Flowers announced on Tuesday the hiring of Tanner Stancil as Director of Tennis reviving both men's and women's tennis at Montreat College that hasn't competed since the 2006 season.
"Tanner Stancil brings an energetic coaching style to Montreat College that builds upon his own successful player career at Tennessee Wesleyan College," said Interim Athletic Director, Marshall Flowers.
Stancil joins Montreat College after serving fellow Appalachian Athletic Conference, Tennessee Wesleyan College the previous two years, during which time the Bulldogs reached the GCAC/AAC National Tournament Qualifier with an overall mark of 18-10 including a 4-2 record against Appalachian Athletic Conference foes.
"I'm very grateful and excited to become a part of the Montreat family by taking the position of Director of Men's and Women's Tennis," said Tanner Stancil. "I can't wait to get started building a high caliber program that not only wins, but also helps shape students into well rounded citizens."
Stancil was instrumental in the Bulldogs continued success through his recruitment and coaching of All-Appalachian Athletic Conference honorees, David Escobosa, Alex Laguza, Beatriz Signori, and Ekaterina Vezhenkova in addition to All-Academic Team members: Rodney Pineros, Kristen Camp, Jayden Morrison, and David Escobosa.
A longtime player turned coach at his alma mater where he received a B.A. in Psychology, Stancil served Tennessee Wesleyan as Team Captain during his final two years ('11-12) while earning All-Conference and Appalachian Athletic Conference Sportsman of the Year as a senior in 2012.
Prior to attending TWC Stancil led Lookout Valley High School, finishing as District Runner-up before winning District and Regional titles in 2007 and left as the only player in LVHS to compete in the Tennessee State Tournament.