Coaching Staff

Adam Strand

Head Coach

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  • 2004 graduate of Luther College
  • Fifth year as head coach
  • Has led the Norse to a record of 64-37 the past four years
  • During the 2014-15 season the Norse finished the year ranked 20th in the Central Region
  • Has coached nine student-athletes who have earned 14 all-conference honors in singles and six who have earned nine all-conference honors in doubles
  • Took over both the men's and women's tennis programs five years ago after serving as the head coach of both programs at Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill. for six years
  • During his tenure 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

Miriam Blom Skrade

Assistant Coach

  • Begins her first season as the assistant for the men's and women's teams
  • 2004 graduate of Luther College
  • Three-time all-conference performer in singles and two-time all-conference performer in doubles while playing for the Norse
  • Helped lead the Norse to three Iowa Conference championships and four consecutive NCAA III National Tournament appearances
  • Posted a career singles record of 66-33 and was 36-20 in doubles
  • Joins Luther staff from Knox College where she was the head coach for both the men and women for the past two years (2013-2014)
  • From 2010-13 she was the head coach for boy's tennis at Ames High School where she led the team to a state title in 2011 and runner-up finishes in 2010 and 2012
  • Twice she was named Central Iowa Metropolitan League Coach of the Year

Brian Huinker

Assistant Coach

  • Begins his fifth year as the assistant for the men's and women's teams after serving as head coach of the Norse programs for 10 years (2002-11)
  • Employed at 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


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