May 18, 2024

UMW Outdoor Tennis Complex Named for Former Athletic Director

The University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors recognized former women’s tennis coach and athletic director Dr. Edward Hegmann by naming the outdoor tennis facility in his honor in a ceremony on Wednesday. The facility is named the Edward Hegmann II Tennis Complex.

Edward Hegmann (center) poses with UMW All-American players Tyler Carey '15 and Lindsay Raulston '14.

Edward Hegmann (center) poses with UMW All-American players Tyler Carey ’15 and Lindsay Raulston ’14.

During his 36-year tenure, Hegmann built UMW Athletics into one of the nation’s top Division III programs. For more information about Hegmann’s legacy, visit

Last Faculty/Staff Tennis Clinic, 10/29

The last free faculty and staff tennis clinic will be held Monday, Oct. 29 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the outdoor tennis courts.

The men’s and women’s coaches and players will work with all levels of experience and abilities.

Registration is required so the tennis coaches can notify you of any changes or cancellations due to weather, and to send reminders the day before the clinic.

To sign up or to be  on our mailing list for future faculty and staff offerings at the tennis center, email Todd Helbling at

Hegmann Named to Hall of Fame

Ed Hegmann, the Eagles’ athletic director and long-time women’s tennis coach will be inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Women’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame on the campus of the College of William & Mary on Saturday, Nov. 13.

Twice named NCAA Division III Coach of the Year, Hegmann began his distinguished career at the University of Mary Washington in 1976, serving as both women’s tennis coach and director of athletics. A native of Pittsburgh, Hegmann had considered a professional baseball career while an undergraduate at Bucknell University, then switched his focus to tennis as a graduate student. He earned an M.S. from Springfield College and an Ed.D. from Temple University.

As UMW’s tennis coach from 1976 to 1999, Hegmann guided his teams to three national championships in 1982, 1988 and 1991, and nine straight conference championships from 1991-99. He coached 18 All-Americans and 10 conference players of the year, as well as 1991 Division III Senior Player of the Year Christy Copper. As athletic director, he developed UMW’s program from six women’s varsity sports to 23 men’s and women’s teams, and was honored as the NACDA Southeast Region Athletic Director of the Year in 2010.