Josh Schofield enters his third season as head coach of the Franklin & Marshall College men's and women's tennis teams in the 2019-20 academic year.
Schofield has continued the excellent tradition of F&M's tennis programs as the men's and women's sides have both qualified for the Centennial Conference (CC) Tournament in each of his first two seasons at the helm. Individually, his student-athletes have been recognized among the Centennial's elite with six men's tennis players earning All-CC honors, along with four members from the women's side.
Before his hiring, Schofield served two seasons as the head men's and women's tennis coach at Division I La Salle following an 11-year stint at Swarthmore, where he served as the assistant men's tennis coach (2003-06, 2008-11), acting head men's tennis coach (2011-12) and associate head men's tennis coach (2012-15). He also spent one season as the assistant men's tennis coach at Penn.
During his time at Swarthmore, the Garnet reached the NCAA Tournament three times, advancing to the Round of 16 in 2004 and 2005, as well as the Quarterfinals in 2006. In his last three seasons as associate head coach, Schofield helped Swarthmore compile a 22-5 record in Centennial Conference (CC) matches, advancing to the CC Championship match in two of those years.
Schofield brings to Lancaster a wealth of playing experience as well, having won several tennis titles, including the USTA 30s National Grass Singles Championship. He represented the United States at the International Tennis Federation Young Seniors World Team Championships in Turkey and is currently a member of the USTA Men's 35 National Team.
A 2001 graduate of Villanova with a Bachelor's Degree in History and Russian Area Studies, Schofield earned Big East Academic All-Star recognition twice as a member of the men’s tennis team. He later earned Master's Degrees from Florida State (Russian and Eastern European Studies ’03) and Temple (Sport and Recreation Management ’06).
Updated 5/14/19 | BW