Following a national search, CeeJay Schaffner has been named the University of Wisconsin-Superior men’s and women’s tennis coach.

Schaffner takes over the Yellowjacket program after the October resignation of Kolin Dean.

“We are excited to welcome CeeJay to the university and our athletics department. He comes in with a strong track record of coaching and recruiting with a successful program and those qualities will benefit our tennis programs and student-athletes,” UWS Athletics Director Nick Bursik said. “We think he is a great fit for our department and will help us continue to build our culture of developing champions.”

Schaffner comes to UWS from North Central College in Naperville, Ill., where he served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the men’s and women’s tennis programs. The Cardinals’ record while Schaffner was on staff was 42-16.

Prior entering the coaching field, Schaffner was a four-year member of the men’s tennis team at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon. During his four years, he earned 41 singles victories and fashioned a 51-39 record in doubles play. In 2017, he posted a doubles record of 19-8, tying for second in program history for single-season doubles victories.

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Schaffner was a two-time conference champion and a three-time All-Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference selection.

“I would like to thank athletics director Nick Bursik and his department for giving me this opportunity. I’m truly grateful to join the UW-Superior family,” Schaffner said. “After coaching and living around the Midwest the past few years, I am eager to be back in Wisconsin. I’m excited to get started and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for these two programs.”

A native of Winona, Minn., Schaffner earned his bachelor’s degree in sport and entertainment business from Concordia (Wis.) in 2018. His expected start date is Monday, Dec. 2.