Felix Mann
Felix Mann
Title: Head Men's Tennis Coach, Intramurals Director
Phone: (571) 278-5132
Email: femann@sewanee.edu
Year: 5th

Felix Mann enters his fifth season with the Sewanee tennis programs, and he enters his second season as the head coach of the men's program.

2019 saw the men's program record a 20-win season for the third straight season, as Mann lifted the team to the team's seventh straight regular season and tournament championship, his first as head coach. His peers selected him as the SAA Coach of the Year. 

Mann coached Andres Carro (SAA Player of the Year) and Brandon Kali (Newcomer of the Year) to the major SAA awards. Additionally, six were named to the All-Conference team and eight were named to the Academic Honor Roll. 

During his first four years with the Sewanee men's tennis staff, he has been a part of Jack Gray's selection to SAA Man of the Year in 2019. 

In August 2018, Mann was elevated to the head coach position of the men's tennis program after John Shackelford was named the Director of Tennis for both the men's and women's squad. 

In 2017, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) named him the Atlantic South Men's Assistant Coach of the Year.  

Mann comes to the Domain from Averett University where he has served as the head coach in 2014 and 2015. 

In his first two seasons as head coach, Mann laid the foundation to return Averett tennis to the top of the conference. Although his team's improvements may not be shown in the win column, his players showed tremendous development from the beginning to the end of the season.

In his first season, he coached two men's tennis players to USA South All-Conference honors in 2014. He also had men's players earn USA South Player of the Week and USA South Rookie of the Week recognition. His teams also earned accolades for their sportsmanship on the court. Both the men and women's tennis teams were voted by their respective peers across the league as the 2014 USA South Conference Sportsmanship Award winners.

That improvement continued in 2014-15. Both the men and women's programs increased their win totals from the season before, and the women's program reached the five-win mark for the first time since 2011. For the second year in a row, two of his men's student-athletes earned USA South All-Conference honors, with two of his players garnering weekly conference honors.

Mann came to Averett after spending two seasons as the assistant coach at Rhodes College. While at Rhodes, Mann helped the program to its highest conference finish ever, finishing second both seasons he was there. In just two years as an assistant, Mann helped to lead the top doubles team to the finals of the regional tournament where the duo was awarded a top 15 national ranking, finishing the year inside the top 25 as a doubles team.

Mann had a successful collegiate playing career at Oglethorpe University. He earned SCAC All-Conference honorable mention honors his freshman year and then was voted to SCAC First-Team All-Conference in each of his final three seasons. Mann finished third for conference player of the year his junior and senior seasons. In his junior season, Mann finished regionally ranked top 15 in singles play. He ended his career at Oglethorpe as the No. 12 ranked singles player and No. 7 ranked doubles team with partner Ross Beall in the Atlantic South region.

A native of Herndon, Va., Mann earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Oglethorpe in 2011.

 

The Mann File (as Men's Tennis Head Coach)
Year -- Overall W-L Record -- Conference W-L Record --Notes

Year School Record Pct.      Conf. Pct. Notes
2014 Averett (D-III) 1-16 .058 1-11 .083 USA South Sportsmanship Award
2015 Averett (D-III) 5-12 .294 4-8 .333  
             
Total 2 Seasons at Averett 6-28 .176 5-19 .208  
             
Year School Record Pct. Conf. Pct. Notes
2019 Sewanee 21-7 .750 6-0 1.000 SAA Regular Season, Tournament Champs, NCAA Second Round, SAA Coach of the Year
             
Total 1 Season at Sewanee 21-7 .750 6-0 1.000  
             
Total 3 Seasons 27-35 .435 11-19 .367  

 

The Mann File (as Women's Tennis Head Coach)
Year -- Overall W-L Record -- Conference W-L Record --Notes

Year School Record Pct.       Conf. Pct. Notes
2014 Averett (D-III) 4-11 .267 3-6 .333 USA South Quarterfinals, Sportsmanship Award
2015 Averett 6-9 .400 3-6 .333  
             
Total 2 Seasons at Averett 10-20 .333 6-12 .333  

 

Overall Win-Loss Record

   Record Pct.       Conf. Pct. Notes
 Head Men's Tennis Coach 27-35 .435 11-19 .367  
 Head Women's Tennis Coach 10-20 .333 6-12 .333  
            
Total 3 Seasons 37-55 .402 17-31 .354  

 

Updated 6/24/19