Tennis Professionals


Jim Nelson, Director of Tennis

We are very proud to have Jim Nelson as the Director of Tennis at the Aspen Racquet Club. A local Wooster High School and College of Wooster graduate, Jim has dedicated many years to playing and promoting the game of tennis with endless passion. He was the original manager and tennis professional at the Wooster Racquet Club. Jim brings a wealth of tennis knowledge, management experience and coaching excellence. He is an Elite Tennis Professional, which is the highest teaching level awarded by the United States Professional Association.

For the past 20 years Nelson has been a Northeastern Ohio USTA executive board member. He has been involved in high school coaching for more than 13 years, directing the Triway boys team to over 100 victories---including several conference championships and “Coach of the Year" awards. Developing junior players is one of Jim's strengths. He started with his 11-year-old sister, Vicki, coaching and managing her for 10 years on the WTA tour where she consistently ranked among the top 75 players of the world.

Jim has also developed numerous other area juniors to top college careers, including his son AJ at the University of Richmond and his daughter Jamie at the University of Wyoming. Tennis runs deep in the Nelson family which was awarded the “Midwest Family of the Year Award” in 2006 and were finalists for the USTA National Award.



Brian Mogus, Head Tennis Professional

After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Mount Union, where he had 109 career wins and helped lead the Raiders to the first and only appearance in the NCAA tournament, he went on to receive his Masters of Sport Science/ Coaching from the University of Akron. Currently, he is a 5.0 rated N.T.R.P. player and enjoys competing in USTA leagues and tournaments when he has the chance. Brian resides in North Canton with his wife Lauren, a Physical Therapist, and his two cats Izzy and Tyler.

Brian brings more than 14 years of experience teaching tennis at facilities like Paramount Tennis Club, Green Tennis Club, Glenmoor Country Club and the Hall of Fame Fitness Center, Brian was a Division II NCAA head tennis coach at Malone University for men and women as well as at Notre Dame College where he started the women’s tennis program. Brian is a certified USPTA teaching professional and a Mental Toughness Training Specialist through the Human Performance Institute.

 

Brad Mullet, Junior Coordinator

Brad Mullet grew up in a family of avid tennis players. Following in the footsteps of several family members, including a brother, uncle and cousin, Brad qualified for districts during high school in 2010. He went on to qualify for state in 2011, earning status as the first male from Holmes County to make it to state.

After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Eastern Mennonite University, Brad went on to coach high school for four years at Eastern Mennonite High School and Hiland High School. Through continued dedication to the sport, Brad earned his certification with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) in 2018. In addition to teaching, he continues to play competitively - his 2018 combined record in the 7.5 and 4.0 USTA leagues is 18-3.

Apart from tennis, Brad is dedicated to service work and has pursued this interest through a semester-long cross cultural program in China during college and by participating in a year of non-profit work with the Shalom Project in Lancaster Pennsylvania.

 

Amy Behrman, Tennis Professional

Amy heads the women’s tennis program at The College of Wooster after serving as an assistant for both the men’s and women’s teams during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.

Amy has taken great strides in upgrading the Fighting Scots’ program, helping them to 36 wins while recruiting new talent. The Fighting Scots have been named North Coast Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year three times in the last five seasons. Prior to coming to Wooster, Behrman was the interim head women’s coach at NCAA Div. I Ball State University near her hometown of Daleville, Ind., guiding the Cardinals to eight victories as well as the quarterfinals of the 2010 Mid-American Conference Tournament. She also was the head tennis coach at Yorktown High School in Yorktown, Ind., in the fall of 2009, while serving as a tennis instructor at the Muncie Northwest YMCA for two years. A collegiate player at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., Behrman earned all-conference honors three times with the Lady Indians, including first-team status as a sophomore and junior. A team co-captain twice, she recorded 46 doubles wins during her career, tied for the third-most in school history upon graduation.

 

 

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