Schrecengost Named NCCU Head Women’s Tennis Coach
DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central Director of Athletics Dr. Ingrid Wicker-McCree has announced the hiring of Tom Schrecengost as the new head women’s tennis coach and coordinator of tennis operations at North Carolina Central University effective Sept. 1.
Schrecengost comes to NCCU after spending the last seven years as head men’s and women’s tennis coach at in-state Barton College. He has a total of 17 years of head coaching experience within the Carolinas having spent eight years at Mars Hill University and two seasons at Erskine College.
“I am so grateful to the members of the search committee and Dr. Wicker-McCree for giving me this wonderful opportunity,” said Schrecengost. “I have already felt a tremendous amount of support as I begin the transition to a new phase in my coaching career.”
Schrecengost will be taking over a Lady Eagles’ tennis program that went 9-15 last season and returns a three-time all-conference performer in Aissa Muamba atop the lineup.
In his role as coordinator of tennis operations at NCCU, Schrecengost will be assisting with the operational responsibilities of both the men’s and women’s tennis programs.
Avery Joins Chowan Athletic Department Staff
MURFREESBORO- The Chowan University Athletic Department has named Alexis Avery Assistant Director of Compliance. She brings extensive experience in the field of NCAA Compliance with stops at Jackson State University, Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama State University, Bethune-Cookman University, Johnson C. Smith University and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).
Prior to coming to Chowan, Avery served as the Assistant Director of Compliance at Jackson State University. While serving in that capacity, she developed internal policies and procedures and identified relevant issues within the department while monitoring camps, clinics and playing/practice seasons for 18 NCAA Division I sports. Additionally, Avery evaluated initial and transfer student-athlete eligibility, served as the institutional liaison to the NCAA Eligibility Center and assisted with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
While at Auburn University at Montgomery, Avery served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance. She was instrumental in assisting with the completion of the supplemental application for NCAA Division II membership and developing compliance related procedures for eligibility certification for the NAIA and NCAA. Avery also was involved in coordinating Life Skills seminars and activities while working with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Avery graduated from Hampton University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management. She was a four-year volleyball student-athlete at Hampton and was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Avery is a member of the National Association for Athletic Compliance (NAAC) and has individual certification as part of N4A.
Wray Joins Chowan Football Staff
MURFREESBORO- The Chowan University athletic department, along with Chowan Head Football Coach Tim Place, has announced the addition of Tyler Wray to the coaching staff. Wray will serve as the team's Equipment Coordinator/Video Coordinator.
Prior to coming to Chowan, Wray served as an intern with the Tennessee State University football team where he assisted with daily practice and sideline operations. He also was responsible for the team's inventory and ordering system. During the off-season, Wray worked with I9 Sports to operate youth soccer and flag football leagues.
From 2010-2014, Wray served the East Carolina University football program as a student equipment manager. In that capacity, Wray was responsible for set-up and breakdown of daily practice and sideline preparation on game days. He also assisted at various East Carolina summer football camps.
Wray attended Crest High School in Shelby, North Carolina, where he played football and baseball and was part of the Chamber Choir. He went on to Cleveland Community College before graduating with a degree in Sport Studies from East Carolina University in 2014.