Tennis Coaching Staff

Joel Reckewey

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Hometown: 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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Wade Miller

Graduate Assistant Tennis Coach

Hometown: Crawfordsville, Ind.
Alma Mater: Wabash College

Wade Miller is in his first season as a graduate assistant coach on the Concordia University tennis staff.

A native of Crawfordsville, Ind., Miller has served as an assistant boy’s tennis coach in previous stops at Crawfordsville High School and North Montgomery High School. His other coaching experiences include providing group and individual lessons at Wabash College and working Nike tennis summer camps at Stanford University for three years.

Miller earned his bachelors in mathematics at Wabash College, where he earned All-North Coast Athletic Conference honors all four years. A three-time team MVP for the NCAA Division III Little Giants, Miller finished his career third all-time in program history with 126 wins.

As a graduate student, Miller is pursuing his MBA from Concordia.

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