2018 Men's Tennis Coaches

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Steve Mackell

Head Coach 8th season


  • Steve Mackell is in his eighth season as head coach of the MU men's tennis program and has taken the team to new heights during his tenure.
  • This season, the Knights won their seventh league championship in program history with a perfect 8-0 record for the third straight year. The team advanced to NAIA Nationals.
  • Last season, his team was awarded the Buffalo Funds Five-Star Champions of Character Team award at the NAIA National Tournament Tennis Banquet. Teams that receive this prestigious award demonstrate in every day decisions integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.
  • Mackell has guided the team to regular season titles in 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17, and league tournament titles in 2013-14, 2015-16 and 2016-17, and NAIA National Championship Tournament appearances in 2013-14, 2015-16 and 2016-17.
  • Mackell has been named the Crossroads League Coach of the Year in four of his seven seasons (2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17) and has guided Jason Denton to a trio of NAIA All-America honors.
  • He has guided eight Knights to All-Crossroads League honors, has seen nine earn Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete honors and coached Will Dixon to Capital One Academic All-America® honors in 2011-12 and 2012-13.
  • Mackell's career record at Marian University and as a head coach is 91-65 in seven seasons and he holds a league record of 41-15.
  • He also serves as assistant coach for the women's tennis team alongside wife Cassie Mackell.
  • Mackell was a four-year letter winner at Georgetown College in Kentucky from 2001-2005. During his time at Georgetown, he was named the team's Most Valuable Player in 2004-05 and was also named team captain during his senior year. He earned All-Mid-South Conference honors during his senior campaign and picked up a Mid-South Conference Player of the Week award on March 20, 2005.
  • He currently holds a position with the National Junior Tennis League (NJTL) in Indianapolis. The couple resides in Greenfield, Ind.
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Ben Boesing

Assistant Coach

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Kirby Tobin

Assistant Coach 1st season

  • Alma Mater
    University of Oregon
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Vincent Johnson

Manager 3rd season