Coaching Staff

Adam Strand

Head Coach

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  • The 2018-19 campaign will be Coach Strand's eighth season at the helm of the women's tennis program
  • 2004 graduate of Luther College
  • In 2016 and 2017 he led the Norse Iowa Conference championships, the 26th and 27th in school history
  • In 2017, Strand and his assistant, Miriam Blom Skrade were named the Iowa Conference Coaching Staff of the Year for the second year in a row
  • He has led the Norse to a record of 105-67 during his tenure
  • Has coached 12 student-athletes who have earned 21 all-conference honors in singles and 11 who have earned 19 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

Associate Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach

  • The 2018-19 campaign will be Miriam's fourth season as the assistant for the men's and women's teams
  • Also serves at Strengths Program Coordinator for Luther College
  • 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
  • Joined the Luther staff from Knox College where she was the head coach for both the men and women for 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

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