Lucie Schmidhauser Added to Women’s Tennis’ Coaching Staff

Lucie Schmidhauser Added to Women’s Tennis’ Coaching Staff

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown women's tennis head coach Paul Wardlaw has announced the addition of Lucie Schmidhauser as an assistant coach to the program. Schmidhauser brings over 20 years of experience to College Hill and most recently worked at the Austin Tennis Academy.

At the Academy, Schmidhauser was in charge of the daily curriculum and developmental plans for 90 members. Concurrently, she was a Pilates instructor, helping integrate the training into the Academy's fitness program.

Before the Austin Tennis Academy, Schmidhauser was the Director of Women's Tennis at St. Stephen's Tennis Academy, a nationally renowned tennis program that produced several Division I student-athletes. 

Schmidhauser's coaching career began at her alma mater Texas in 1998 as an assistant coach. She helped guide the team to two Big 12 Conference Championships and Top-10 NCAA finishes.

Collegiately, a NCAA National Champion and two-time All-American with the Longhorns, Schmidhauser was ranked No. 1 in the NCAA in singles for most of 1993-94 season, winning Indoor Nationals and was a finalist at Claycourt Nationals. In 1995, Schmidhauser helped lead Texas to a NCAA Team Championship after reaching the Final Four in 1994.

Following Texas, Schmidhauser spent three years on the WTA circuit. In 2016, Schmidhauser was inducted into the Texas Women's Athletic Hall of Honor.

Schmidhauser was the NCAA Division II Singles Champion at Grand Canyon University in 1993 prior to attending Texas. She also was a four-time Junior National Champion for the Czech Republic (Girls 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s).

Schmidhauser and her husband, Eric, have a daughter, Grace, and a son, Max.