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Chase Hodges
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: UNC Wilmington
Graduating Year: 1998
Email: chodges4@gsu.edu
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Chase Hodges begins his third season as the head men's tennis coach at Georgia State University.  In 2011, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) honored Hodges after he became the only coach in NCAA history to lead five different programs to a national ranking.

Hodges finished GSU's 2011 regular season by setting the school mark for most wins with a 21-6 record. The Panthers went 3-2 in conference and earned a come-from-behind victory against Top-50 ranked UNC Wilmington, 4-3.  Hodges guided GSU to back-to-back winning seasons, becoming the first GSU coach since Nick Brochu (2003-07) to do so. He led the team to a 10-match winning streak and a 12-1 home record.

In August 2009, Hodges took the reins of a Georgia State program that went 1-20 in its prior season. Hodges' relentless work ethic and dedication pushed the Panthers to the greatest turnaround in collegiate men's tennis history.  The infusion of a talented four-man recruiting class in January sparked Georgia State to a 15-6 mark en route to a berth in the semi-finals of the Colonial Athletic Association Championship.

Hodges directed the Panthers to an undefeated Colonial Athletic Association regular season record (3-0) and coached freshman Victor Valente to all-conference honors with a 15-6 singles mark. The Panthers won their final seven matches of the regular season. In the CAA tournament, the Panthers upset host Old Dominion in the quarter-finals, 4-1. Hodges coached senior Henri Mangin to a 16-3 singles record including 13-0 at No. 5 singles, which was only three wins shy of the school record.

Hodges took over the Panthers' men's tennis program after a highly-successful, four-year run as the head coach at Drake. The Bulldogs won the Missouri Valley Conference regular season or tournament title each of his four years. After compiling a sparkling 85-17 record with the Bulldogs, he mustered a career record of 142-44 in eight seasons as a head coach, including stops at UNC Asheville and Longwood (Va.) University.

The Missouri Valley Coach of the Year three straight seasons (2007-09), Hodges tutored three MVC Player of the Year award winners and three Freshman of the Year honorees, while the Bulldogs boasted 16 all-conference selections in singles, along with six all-conference doubles teams, during his four years.

In 2008, Hodges presided over the most successful season in Drake history with an undefeated regular season, a 24-1 final record, the conference regular-season and tournament titles, a third straight NCAA berth and a No. 33 ITA national ranking, the highest ever for the Bulldogs.

His 2007 Drake team went 23-3 and swept the MVC regular-season and tournament championships. In 2009, Hodges guided his Bulldog squad to a 14-10 record and a third-straight MVC regular-season title before falling in the conference tournament.

Hodges arrived at Drake in 2005-06 and immediately built a winning team. The Bulldogs qualified for their first NCAA appearance since 1994 by capturing the 2006 MVC Championship and posting a 24-3 record for the most wins in school history. Drake earned its first-ever ITA national ranking that season.

During his tenure, Drake owned the nation's longest regular-season winning streak at 42 matches and second-best home court winning streak (47).

Hodges went to Drake following three seasons as the head coach at UNC Asheville, where he posted a 45-17 record, and one year as head coach at Longwood, which he led to a 12-10 record. At both schools, he also coached the women's team, compiling a 48-31 mark in four seasons.

While at UNC Asheville, Hodges guided both the men's and women's programs to their first Division I national rankings in school history, while leading both teams to their highest win total.

Hodges served as the head men's and women's coach at Longwood College (Va.) in 2001-02, when he piloted the women's program to its first-ever national ranking with a 16-5 record. He led the men's team to its second-best victory total (12).

The native of Hickory, N.C., played and coached in the Colonial Athletic Association at UNC Wilmington, where he earned his bachelor's degree from in 1998 and then a master's degree in 2001. He played two years at North Carolina State before transferring to UNC Wilmington.

While at UNC Asheville, Hodges guided both the men's and women's programs to their first Division I national rankings in school history, while leading both teams to their highest win total.

Hodges began his coaching career at UNC Wilmington as a graduate assistant coach with the men's team for three years. He then moved to Roanoke, Va., to serve as the tennis professional at the Roanoke Country Club for one year.

Hodges has a four-year-old daughter, Gabby.

CHASE HODGES YEAR-BY-YEAR

Season

 School

 Record

 Accomplishments

2011

 GSU

 21-5

 Broke school-record for most wins

2010

 GSU

15-6

 CAA semi-finalist

       

2009

 Drake

14-10

 MVC Champs (Reg. Season)

2008

 Drake

24-1

 NCAA, MVC Champs (Reg. Season & Tourney)

2007

 Drake

23-3

 NCAA, MVC Champs (Reg. Season & Tourney)

2006

 Drake

24-3

 NCAA, MVC Champs (Tournament)

 

 Total at Drake

85-17

 
       

2005

 UNC-Asheville

16-5

 Women's Record: 12-8

2004

 UNC-Asheville

15-7

 Women's Record: 13-8

2003

 UNC-Asheville

14-5

 Women's Record: 7-10

 

 Total at UNC-A

45-17

 
       

2002

 Longwood

12-10

 Women's Record: 16-5

       
 

 CAREER RECORD

226-96

 
 

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