Executive Committee

The executive members of the Board of Directors include the Executive Director, President, Immediate Past President, First Vice-President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The board also has two directors at large.

Executive Director, ——— – —-

President, Janie Hollinger – Janie Hollinger is one of the first graduating class of FHSTCA Certified Tennis Team Coach members. She has attended the FACA Coaching workshops since 1999 and continues to bring home new drills and knowledge every year.

Janie has been the girls’ tennis coach at Sebring High School since 1998. Her team has qualified for State as a team, as well as #1 singles &/or doubles and has acquired several District and Regional titles. She has an overall record of 218-32. She has been named Highlands County Tennis Coach of the Year several times as well as earning the title of Highlands County Female Coach of the Year in 2006 and again in 2010. She has also coached an All-Star team for the Florida All Star Tournament for the past 2 years.

Janie has been the Vice-President of the Florida High School Tennis Coaching Association for the past 3 years and this past October was voted to the First Vice-President position for 2015 til 2018, at which time she will assume the FHSTCA Presidency.

Immediate Past President, John Pouzzner
Personal: Married to Jeanine Pouzzner.

Education: University of Hartford, Sixth Year Certificate in Administration, 1976
Springfield College, M.S. in Physical Education and Health, 1966
University of North Carolina, B.A. in Psychology, 1963

2011 to present West Orange (Winter Garden) Boys’ and Girls Varsity Tennis Coach
2002 to 2010 Montverde Academy, Montverde, FL: Girl’s Varsity Tennis Coach.
1968-2000 Northwestern Regional High School, Winsted, CT: Chairman, Health and Physical Education Department
1968-2000: Northwestern Regional High School, Winsted, CT: Junior High Boys Soccer Coach
1974-2001: Northwestern Regional High School, Winsted, CT: Head Coach, Boy’s Varsity Tennis.

Professional Organizations:
Florida High School Tennis Coaches Association (FHSTCA)
Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA
United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA)
National Education Association/Connecticut Education Association (NEA/CEA) 1968-2001
National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA)
Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA)

Professional Service:
2012-14; All-Star Boys’ Coach Regional FHSTCA Senior All-Star Tournament
2012-14: FHSAA Tennis Advisory Board Member
2012-2014: President, Florida High School Tennis Coaches Association
2007 to 2012: Vice President Florida High School Tennis Coaches Association
2003-2008: District Tournament Director

Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (state governing body).
1975-2001: Boys Class “S” Tennis Tournament Director
1975-2001: Member, State Boys Tennis Committee
1985-2001: Director of Boys’ Tennis Tournaments

Connecticut High School Coaches Association
1996-2001 Executive Board Member
1995-1996 President
1975-1984 Member, Boys Tennis Committee
1979-1981 Chairman, Boys Tennis Committee
1983- 2001 Tennis Clinic Chairman
1986-1988 National Convention Host Tennis Chairman
1994-1996 National Convention Host Tennis Chairman

National High School Athletic Coaches Association
1997-2005 National Tennis Chairman
1986-1991 Regional Vice-Chairman for Tennis

Berkshire League (Interscholastic League)
1979-2001 Tennis Chairman

Northwest Conference (Interscholastic League)
1975.1977 Tennis Chairman

2014 FHSTCA Master Team Tennis Coach Certification
2014 Metro Conference West Girls’ Tennis Coach of the Year
2002 Inducted into Northwestern Regional High School Hall of Fame
2000 Inducted into CHSCA Hall of Fame
1996 Northwestern Regional Board of Education Curriculum Award
1995 National Tennis Coach of the Year (National High School Athletic Coaches Association)
1995 New England High School Tennis Coach of the Year (USPTA/NE)
1989 Region I Coach of the Year (NHSACA)
1977 Outstanding Coach for Boys Tennis (CHSCA)

Clinic Presentations:
2014 (Fall) Florida Tennis Coaches Association Clinic, Orlando
2014 (Winter) Florida Tennis Coaches Association Clinic, Dayton Beach
2013 Florida Tennis Coaches Association Clinic, Dayton Beach
2012 Florida Tennis Coaches Association Clinic, Daytona Beach
2007 Florida Tennis Coaches Association Clinic, Daytona Beach
1999 National Convention, San Diego (NHSACA)
1998 National Convention, Washington, D.C. (NHSACA)
1993 National Convention, Miami (NHSACA
1987 State Sports Clinic, Southington, CT (CHSCA)
1979 State Sports Clinic, Southington, CT (CHSCA)

Coaching Highlights:

During my twenty eight- years as coach, the Northwestern Boys Varsity Tennis team compiled a record of 328 wins and 122 losses, and qualified for the state tournament for twenty-six consecutive years. The team won the State championship in 2000, finished third three times, and in the top five on four other occasions.

In 1992, Northwestern won the League Championship with a 16 and 1 record. The team again won the League Championship in 1999, 2000 (undefeated), and 2001.

Nine Northwestern team members earned All-State honors. Twenty-four achieved All-League honors in either singles or doubles. In 1999, and again in 2001, the team’s number one player, was the State Class “S” singles champion. In 2000, team members were runners-up in both the State singles and doubles championships.

In 2003, the Montverde Girls’ team completed a 12 and 1 season, and finished second, by one point, to eventual regional winner Lake Highland Prep. The number one and two players were undefeated in dual match play in both singles and doubles.

In the past four years (2011-14), my West Orange boys’ teams have compiled a 52 and 6 record. The team was 14 and 1 in 2013, and 13 and 1 in 2014. The 2013 team was a District Runner-up. In 2014, both the West Orange boys’ and girls’ teams were District Champions, and both were Regional Finalists.

Local Newspapers:
Orlando Sentinel

First Vice-President,— —

Vice-President, Teresa Cunningham – Teresa has been involved in the tennis industry teaching and coaching for 25+ years. Prior to beginning a career in education in 1993, Teresa managed private tennis clubs and was the director of tennis. Teresa has been coaching high school tennis for the past 19 years, and has been the head Varsity Coach of both the men’s and women’s team at Winter Park High School since 2000.

One thing that Teresa is most proud of is the No-Cut JV Tennis Program that she began at Winter Park more than 10 years ago that has continued to give high school players of all levels the opportunity to play. This earned Teresa the honor of being a Finalist for the USTA “Starfish Award” in 2010. Last year, Teresa had the honor of being one of the coaches for the inaugural All-Star tournament that brought together many of the top senior tennis players in the State. teresa.cunningham@ocps.net

Secretary, Scott Williams – Scott has served as the Director of Tennis at Saint Andrew’s School since 2003. While at Saint Andrew’s, Williams coached: FHSAA Florida State Boy’s Team Champions 2012; FHSAA Florida State Girl’s Team Runner-Ups 2012; FHSAA Florida State Girl’s Team Champions 2011. Williams has coached for over 32 years including former #2 ATP Singles Tour player Tommy Haas and #1 ATP Tour doubles player Max Mirnyi.

In addition to his director of tennis responsibilities, Williams is the Founder and President of Match Point Ministries and was named the 2012 USPTA High School Coach of the Year, the Florida Dairy Farmers 2012 Boy’s and 2011 Girl’s Coach of the Year, and the 2009 Spiritually Tough Tennis Coach of the Year.

Williams is certified by the USTA as a High Performance Coach and Level III Coach and is certified as a Level 1 Professional by the USPTA. In addition to his tennis experience, Williams is a PSIA level III full certified ski instructor. Williams is also the author of Skills & Drills 2011 & Serious Tennis 2000 (Human Kinetic Publishers) and author and producer of Spiritually Tough Tennis DVD.

Williams has been ranked nationally in both tennis and skiing. He earned his varsity letter in 1985 from Eastern Washington University where he was voted the most inspirational team member. In 1987, Williams played #1 Staatsliga A Professional Club Tennis in Heitzing, Austria. Williams has played professional satellite and challenger events in Europe, South America, and the United States. Williams has won a total of 19 state championships in both tennis and skiing in Florida and Washington. scott.williams@saintandrews.net

Treasurer, Kasey Hamaway – Kasey, a graduate of Pine Crest and Director of Tennis for the past six years, grew up playing Florida Junior Tennis. She is a USPTA Certified Professional who has guided Pine Crest to more than a dozen District Championships, including five Individual State Championships and Pine Crest’s first ever Varsity Boys Team State Championship in 2012. Kasey played #1 singles and #1 doubles for Division 1 Auburn University. After college, Kasey was the USTA nationally ranked #1 player from 1998-2004. She was the USTA National Open Player of the Year, the winner of 22 gold balls representing national titles and the US representative on cup teams at Wimbledon and Monte Carlo. Kasey serves on the board of the FHSAA Advisory Committee, and her lifelong dedication to Pine Crest and tennis are evident on the tennis court every day. kasey.hamaway@pinecrest.edu

Director at Large, William Adams – William is a graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Currently, an Assistant Director of Athletics with the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) located in Gainesville. Mr. Adams has been a member of the FHSAA Staff since 2012 and currently administers the sports of bowling, boys soccer, and boys & girls tennis. wadams@fhsaa.org

Director at large, Shelton Crews – Coach Crews graduated from Florida State University in 1984. He began his coaching career at his alma mater, Chiefland High School in 1980. He also coached at Tallahassee-Florida High, Tallahassee-Godby, and North Marion, then back to Godby in 1995. In 1999 he was named Head Football Coach and remained there until 2010. Coach Crews has coached Weightlifting, Tennis, Golf, Girl’s Soccer and also served as Athletic Director at North Marion. Coach Crews was an assistant coach on two State Championship Football teams at Godby in 1986 & 1987. He also won the 1988 Weightlifting State Championship. Coach Crews is Tallahassee-Godby’s all time winningest coach in both Football (88-42) and Girls’ Soccer (22-22-3). As the Girl’s Soccer Coach his team made the state playoffs for the first time in school history. His Football teams qualified for the state playoffs in nine of his 11 years as the coach and were the 2008 3A State Runner-Up. He was named Florida Dairy Farmers 2008 3A Football “Coach of the Year”. Coach Crews was also named “Bobby Bowden Coach of the Year” by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club in 2008 & 2009. In his 25 years as a member of the FACA, he has served on the Board for eight years, State Football Chairman for four years, received the Outstanding Assistant Coach Award, coached in the North/South All Star game in 2005 and received the Life Membership Award in 2009. Coach Crews was named Executive Director of the FACA in July of 2010. sheltoncrews@yahoo.com