Coaching Staff

Adam StrandAdam Strand

Head Coach
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  • Office: Regents Center 217C
  • Phone: (563) 387-2181
  • 2004 graduate of Luther College
  • Fourth year as head coach
  • Has led the Norse to a record of 49-17 the past three years
  • Has coached seven student-athletes who have earned 11 all-conference honors in singles and four who have earned six all-conference honors in doubles
  • 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 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 - Asst. CoachFran Fairfield

Assistant Coach

  • Office: Regents Center 114
  • Phone: (563) 387-1701
  • 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 HuinkerBrian 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 (2002-11)
  • 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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