Alma Mater: Pfeiffer '05
Office Phone: (704) 645-4882
Kent Whitener was hired as the Head Coach for Men’s and Women’s Tennis at Catawba in July 2020. He comes to Catawba from Pfeiffer University, where he was head men’s and women’s tennis coach for the past five seasons.
In 2015-16, Whitener guided the Falcon men to the Conference Carolinas finals and earned Coach of the Year honors. The initial season after leaving Division II, Whitener’s 2017-18 squad won the ECAC Championship.
The women’s team reached the CC Tournament semifinals in 2015-16. Whitener mentored numerous all-conference selection, including one Carolinas Conference Player of the Year.
Whitener, who was a top 10 ranked junior, played collegiately at Pfeiffer. Graduating in 2005 with a degree in information systems, Whitener played the top spot for the Falcons and was team MVP.
After his playing career at Pfeiffer, he worked at the Van Der Meer World Class Academy in Hilton Head, S.C. While there, Whitener worked with several national ranked juniors that went on to compete at the highest Division I levels.
In 2009, he became the Director of Tennis at the Rockbridge Club in Columbia, S.C., where he stayed until joining Pfeiffer. Whitener led all areas of tennis from large adult and junior tournaments to the highest level of college tennis.
A native of Newton, N.C., Whitener is a certified PTR Professional, USTA Rated 5.0. He and his wife, Alisa, have a son, Grant.
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Soccer (M) NEWBERRY 3-2
Volleyball @ Queens 0-3
Soccer (W) NEWBERRY 2-0
Basketball (M) @ East Tennessee St. (Exhib.) L,58-91
Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional (Milliken Research Park) M-3rd;W-11th
Football UVA WISE 7-30
Soccer (M) @ Limestone (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 1-0
Volleyball CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2
Soccer (W) NEWBERRY (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 1-0
Volleyball COKER (Senior Night) 3-0
Soccer (W) v. Carson-Newman (SAC Tournament Semifinals at Mecklenburg Co. Sportsplex) 3-0
Swimming Men @ Wingate 88-117
Swimming Men v. Lenoir-Rhyne 102-95
Basketball (M) v. JC Smith 81-69
Basketball (W) v. North Greenville 86-56
Soccer (M) v. Mars Hill (SAC Tournament Semifinals at Mecklenburg Co. Sportsplex) 2-3
Swimming WOMEN vs. WINGATE 46-155
Swimming WOMEN vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 80-117
Football @ Lenoir-Rhyne 3-56
Basketball (M) v. UNC Pembroke 68-92
Basketball (W) @ Belmont Abbey 74-43
Volleyball @ Wingate 1-3
Soccer (W) v. Queens (SAC Tournament Championship - Mecklenburg Co. Sportsplex) 1-0
Volleyball @ Tusculum (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 0-3
Basketball (W) @ Queens 70-57
Basketball (M) @ Queens 71-82
Swimming @ Union College Invitational (Day 1)
Soccer (W) LENOIR-RHYNE (NCAA II Southeast Region Round 1) 0-0
Swimming @ Union College Invitational (Day 2)
Cross Country Men @ NCAA II Championships (Abbey Golf Course) 33rd
Basketball (W) TUSCULUM 69-58
Basketball (M) TUSCULUM 74-86
Swimming @ Union College Invitational (Day 3) M-3rd;W-4th
Soccer (W) Queens vs. Lenoir-RHyne (NCAA II Southeast Region Round 2) 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 60-57
Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 77-93
Basketball (W) MARS HILL 87-60
Basketball (M) MARS HILL 75-89
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