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Collin Cadwellwas named director of operations for Darlington's Tennis Academy in 2017 and also serves as tennis project manager at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. He holds a B.S. in Marketing with a focus on Professional Tennis Management from Ferris State University and has nearly two decades of experience working with youth and community tennis programs. Before moving to Rome, Cadwell was the administrative assistant for Ferris State University's Professional Tennis Management program, where he was responsible for oversight of program, coordination of special events, student recruitment and retention, academic advising. and more.

Orville Adams, head tennis coach at Shorter University, has led his teams to two Women’s NCCAA National Championship titles, the Men’s NCCAA National Championship semifinals, and the NCAA II Women’s Gulf South Conference finals in recent years. He received Coach of the Year honors in 2014 and 2015. As a player, Adams was a four-year standout at Shorter, where he earned distinction as an All-GIAC/NAIA District 25 Player of the Year, First Team All-American and was ranked in the top 35 nationally all four years. After completing his undergraduate degree, he went on to earn an M.S. in Physical Education from Jacksonville State University and an Ed.D. from United States Sports Academy. Adams represented Trinidad and Tobago in Davis Cup competition for six years and won seven national championships there before being named Davis Cup coach and captain for the country.

Taylor Buchholz, head tennis professional at the Rome Tennis Center for Berry College, is a certified USPTA Elite Professional. A graduate of Methodist University’s Professional Tennis Management program, he holds a B.S. in Business Administration. As an NCAA Division III scholarship athlete in college, he played in the No. 1 Singles slot and set school records for Most Singles Wins and Most Doubles Wins. He also earned the NCAA DIII Scholar Athlete designation. Buchholz has worked at many prestigious clubs around the country and is a Certified Stringer with the U.S. Racquet Stringers Association.

Tom Daglis, executive director and professional tennis management director at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College, is a certified USPTA Master Professional. He earned his undergraduate degree from Columbus State University and his M.S. in Career and Technical Education from Ferris State University. Daglis played NCAA Division I scholarship tennis at Hofstra University and NCAA Division II scholarship tennis at Columbus State, earning four individual conference titles. The former USPTA national president has been honored by USPTA as Maryland Professional of the Year, Georgia Professional of the Year, Mid-Atlantic Professional of the Year, Southern Professional of the Year and United States Professional of the Year. He was also inducted in the USPTA Southern Hall of Fame and awarded the International Tennis Federation Hall of Fame’s Educational Merit Award, the highest education award within the tennis industry. Daglis has worked at many prestigious clubs around the country, including serving as a former senior professional at the infamous Harry Hopman International Tennis Academy, where he worked with top juniors from around the world, ATP/WTA Touring Pros, and Davis Cup teams. He is certified by the USRSA as a Master Racquet Technician.

Julie Fusik, associate tennis professional at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College, is a certified USPTA Professional. A graduate of Ferris State University’s Professional Tennis Management program, she holds a B.S. in Marketing. In college, Fusik played NCAA Division II scholarship tennis, where she was captain and honored as Most Improved Player. Her private and public coaching experience includes clubs and facilities around the country. Experienced in racquet repair and customization, Fusik is also certified in USTA Sport Science and Great Base Initiative, and is a former certified USTA Official.





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