Orange County native Ellie Edles has returned to Southern California to join the Cal State Fullerton women’s tennis program as an assistant coach for the 2016-17 season. Edles now enters her second season as a Titan.
Edles spent the 2015-16 season as an assistant coach at Middlebury College in Vermont leading the Panthers to a 16-5 record and a trip to the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Prior to heading to the East Coast, she also served as an assistant coach at Cal Poly for the 2013-14 season.
Edles assists with the daily operations of the program such as organizing and conducting practices, and helping recruit quality Division I student-athletes.
A 2013 graduate of UC Davis, Edles was a four-year (2010-13) starter on the women’s tennis team before receiving her degree in human development. She is currently working on her master’s in coaching and athletic administration at Concordia University Irvine.
Edles was the Aggies’ co-captain her senior year and voted Most Inspirational Player three out of her four years. In January of 2011, Edles was voted Big West Conference Student-Athlete of the Week. She also served as an officer for Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at UC Davis, and was nominated by UC Davis and selected by the NCAA to represent the school at the 2012 NCAA Career in Sports Forum.
She has also worked as a teaching professional for six years.
Edles is not only familiar with the Big West Conference due to her time at Cal Poly and UC Davis but her father, Mike Edles, has been the head women’s tennis coach at UC Irvine for 20 years.