Director of Athletics and Recreation Roger Ingles announced in Spring 2018 that successful local coach Lynn Winters has been named head coach for the Capital University women's tennis team. She assumed her duties immediately in preparation for the spring portion of the 2018 season. Now she is entering her first full year at the helm in 2018-19.
Winters has maintained a high level of success as the head varsity and junior varsity girls' tennis coach at nearby Bishop Hartley High School (Columbus, Ohio) over the last 20 years. Numerous student-athletes have earned all-district distinctions under Winters' tutelage. In recent years her teams and players have obtained multiple awards speaking to her leadership, including the Hawks' 2013 John Hawlow Sportsmanship award.
In 2012, Winters coached Rachael Morales all the way to the state tournament where she was crowned the Division II State Singles Champion. Morales earned a spot in the state tournament all four years while at Bishop Hartley and finished third in the singles competition as a freshman in 2009. Overall, Morales accumulated a 108-10 overall record as a Hawk and was ranked No. 99 in the country during her career.
She has coached multiple athletes to first team all-state honors in the 2009 and 2012 seasons, and between those four years placed additional players on the All-CCL (Central Catholic League) First Team.
"We are pleased to hire Lynn Winters, who comes in with great experience," said Ingles. "Her positive attitude and success on the high school level will translate well to the college game."
Winters earned her associate's degree in medical secretarial science from Columbus State Community College (formerly Columbus Technical Institute) in 1977 and played tennis at the club level for 25 years.
"I'd like to thank Mr. (Roger) Ingles and Capital University for this opportunity," said Winters. "I'm honored and grateful to be named head women's tennis coach. I'm excited and can't wait to work with these young women. We will strive for excellence on the courts, in the classroom and in the community."
Winters is married to her husband of 40 years, Mike. She has three children, two of whom are coaches in the Ohio Athletic Conference. She has a daughter, Cassie, her son Matt is the assistant men's basketball coach at Ohio Northern University, and her youngest son, Andy, is the assistant men's basketball coach at Capital.