Halverson named tennis coach

MARQUETTE – A former standout tennis player at Marquette Senior High School has been named head men’s and women’s tennis coach at an Iowa college.

Rick Halverson was named coach on Thursday at Buena Vista University, an NCAA Division III school in Storm Lake, Iowa. He begins his duties there on Aug. 1.

Halverson, who won Upper Peninsula titles with the Redmen in 2002 and 2003, also played tennis at Michigan Tech, where he later served as an assistant coach for five years.

He was head women’s tennis coach at downstate Olivet College this past season.