Chris Faulk finished his second campaign as head men's tennis coach at his alma mater, Washington & Jefferson College, in 2013. He also led the W&J women's squad for the first time during the fall.
Faulk, who served as an assistant coach for both teams in 2011, is a 2010 W&J graduate and a four-year letter winner for the men’s tennis team.
“Chris is an accomplished tennis player and a former conference player of the year who knows what it takes to be successful in the PAC and NCAA Division III,” said Dukett. “We are confident that he will be able to recruit top-flight student-athletes and help restore a winning tradition for both of our tennis programs.”
As a senior, Faulk became just the third W&J student-athlete since 1989 to win the Presidents' Athletic Conference No. 1 singles title. His conference championship helped W&J earn third place in the team standings.
A four-year No. 1 singles starter, Faulk finished his career with a 25-12 record. He earned runner-up laurels at the conference championships in 2008 and 2009 and placed third as a freshman.
Faulk, a Washington, Pa., native, also teamed with Jeff Tomaino to win the No. 1 doubles conference championship in 2008. He earned Second Team All-PAC status in each of his other three years competing in the PAC No. 1 doubles flight. Faulk claimed a 30-8 career doubles record.
Faulk is also a United States Professional Tennis Registry certified instructor in the Peters Township Tennis Association.