Coaching Staff

Adam Strand

Head Coach

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  • 2004 graduate of Luther College
  • Fourth season as head coach
  • Has led the Norse to a record of 59-24
  • During his tenure he has coached seven student-athletes who have earned 13 all-conference honors in singles and three athlete who have earned six all-conference honors in doubles.
  • He has also coached one Iowa Conference MVP
  • Took over both the men's and women's tennis programs after serving as the head coach of both programs at Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill for six years
  • During his tenure at ARI his men's teams posted a record of 107-66 and placed third in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) five times and finished second his last year
  • He coached the women for five years posting a record of 71-58 including a 20-9 record and a second place finish in the CCIW in 2010
  • Named CCIW Coach of the Year in 2010
  • Four-year letter winner while playing for the Norse

Fran Fairfield

Assistant Coach

  • Begins first year as the assistant for the men's and women's teams
  • 2011 graduate of Luther College - B.A. Anthropology, Biology
  • Four-year letter winner for the Norse
  • Played on two Iowa Conference championship teams that advanced to the NCAA III National Tournament
  • Two-time all-Iowa Conference honoree in both singles and doubles
  • Three-times named to Iowa Conference Fall Sports All-Academic Team (3.5 GPA or higher)
  • Prior to joining Luther tennis programs she worked for EPIC, a healthcare software company, as a project manager after graduating from Luther until March of 2014
  • With plans to attend PA School (Physician Assistant), she has worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant since March at a nursing home in Middleton, Wis., gaining valuable patient care experience

Brian Huinker

Assistant Coach

  • Begins his fourth year as the assistant for the men's and women's teams after serving as head coach of the Norse programs for 10 years (2002-2011)
  • Currently works for Midwest Group Benefits working with Employee Benefits Consulting and Business Development
  • During his tenure he led the men's team to Iowa Conference titles in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and four trips to the NCAA III National Tournament
  • His women's teams won back-to-back league titles in 2010 and 2011 and also made two trips to the NCAA III National Tournament
  • Prior to leading the Norse he was the head tennis professional at Westfield Tennis Club in Cedar Rapids, Iowa