Boys Tennis Coaches

REDBIRD TENNIS COACHES

Kelly Willard – Head Coach

Head Coach

1998-present

Overall Dual Record
373-67

Mid-Illini Championships
2021, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2003

Sectional Championships
2021, 2019, 2018, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2004, 2003

Highest State Finishes
3rd (2021), 6th (2017), 7th (2019), 10th (2010),  14th (2012), 14th (2013), 15th (2011), 16th (2014), 17th (2018), 20th (2016)

State Coach of the Year – 2010 (state), 2014 (IHSA Region IV), 2017 (IHSA Region IV), 2019 (IHSA Region IV)

Coach Willard has completed 24 seasons with the boys and 9 with the girls (7 frosh / soph and 2 varsity).  With the girls, his overall record is 101-11 with seven unbeaten Mid-Illini seasons.

He has been a member of the IHSTCA Board of Directors since 2002.  He has served as secretary, Hall of Fame chair, and President.  Coach Willard has also completed a three-year term on the IHSA Tennis Advisory Committee.  Additionally, he has also served on the boys state tournament seeding committee every year since 2004 and the girls committee since 2016.

He graduated from MTHS in 1988, received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois in 1992, and earned a degree in mathematics from Illinois State University in 1999.

Kelly teaches honors AP statistics and honors algebra II with trigonometry at MTHS.  He lives in Germantown Hills with his wife, Amy, and their children, Ryan, Emily, and Jamie.

Varsity Boys
373-67

Varsity Girls
19-9

F/S Girls
82-2

Brad Boeker – Frosh-Soph Coach
Brad Boeker has coached frosh / soph boys tennis at Metamora for 17 years.  Coach Boeker has been the varsity girls head coach since 2005.
Under Coach Boeker’s guidance, the girls tennis team captured four Mid-Illini Conference championships as well as four consecutive IHSA Sectional crowns from 2007 through 2010.
His frosh / soph boys teams have compiled an overall record of 154-35, winning the Mid-Illini Conference five times.
Coach Boeker graduated from MTHS in 1984, received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in 1988, and a master’s degree from the University of Missouri in 2009. 
Brad teaches Honors English II and English I at MTHS.  He lives in Germantown Hills with his wife, Terra, and daughters Caroline and Zoe.

F/S Boys
154-35

Varsity Girls
134-49

 

Varsity Head Coaching History
Coach (Years) Varsity Record
Tom Gillhouse (1986-1987) 3-17 (.150)
Steve Bortolotti (1988-1990) 23-15 (.605)
Ron Kiesewetter (1991-1997) 55-33 (.625)
Kelly Willard (1998-present) 373-67 (.848)
Program Totals
454-132 (.775)