Tennis Coaching Staff

Joel Reckewey

Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach

Reckewey_180.jpgHometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Alma Mater: University of Nebraska

Joel Reckewey will enter his first season as Concordia University’s head men’s and women’s tennis coach in 2014-15. He also fills a game management role for men’s and women’s soccer.

Most recently, Reckewey served as head girl’s tennis coach at Lincoln Christian High School, while also fulfilling a multitude of additional duties. The Lincoln native began Reckewey Tennis inside the Abbott Sports Complex in Lincoln in August of 2013, providing a venue for him to give professional instruction to players of all ability and experience levels. Reckewey will continue to operate his full service tennis LLC alongside his duties at Concordia.

A USPTA certified teaching professional since 2008, Reckewey has also served positions as Nebraska Tennis Academy Coach at the Nebraska Tennis Center (2010-present) and Director of Tennis at Prairie Life Fitness (June 2010-present). He was a professional coach at the Mike Wolf Tennis Academy for more than a year (2006-07).

During his collegiate playing career, Reckewey lettered four times at the University of Nebraska Lincoln from 2001-05. As a prep, he won a Kansas State High School tennis championship in 2000 while competing for Shawnee Mission High School, located in Overland Park, Kan. Before moving to Kansas, Reckewey earned a Class A state tournament runner up finish for Lincoln Southeast High School in 1996.

Post college graduation, Reckewey won the Lincoln Open Tennis Tournament championship in 2011 and the Omaha Holiday Tennis Tournament championship in 2010.

Reckewey, who was born in Omaha, graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration (emphasis in marketing) and minors in psychology and English.

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James Ingrahm

Graduate Assistant Tennis Coach

Ingrahm-James-180px-IMG_6957.jpgHometown: St. George, Barbados
Alma Mater: Ouchita Baptist University

Ingrahm completed his second season as graduate assistant coach for both the Bulldog men's and women's tennis programs in 2013-14.

Ingrahm arrived at Concordia following a collegiate career in which he played for Abraham Baldwin Argicultural College (ranked No. 3 post-season at the National Junior College Athletic Association level) and Ouachita Baptist University (ranked No. 4 nationally in NCAA Division II upon Ingrahm’s arrival).

Ingrahm earned a degree in Business Management from OBU in 2012 and was also the recipient of the Jerry Forehand award, given to a collegiate senior who demonstrates outstanding character.

In 2010 he was also ranked fifth in his native country of Barbados. It is there during his summer and Christmas vacation where he serves as a tennis pro at the world renowned Sandy Lane resort.

He first learned of Concordia when he was interning for the US Senate on Capitol Hill during the summer of 2012.

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