Adam Albertsen begins his second season as the head coach for SIUE women’s tennis after being named the program's 10th coach in June 2018.
In one short season, Albertsen proved he has the Cougars headed in the right direction. The Ohio Valley Conference women's tennis team Sportsmanship honoree, the Cougars improved their win total by six victories under Albertsen. Alina Munteanu earned first team All-OVC honors to become the fifth SIUE player in school history to earn all-OVC honors.
The Cougars also shined in the classroom, earning ITA All-Academic Team status. The team earned a cumulative grade point average above 3.4.
Previously Albertsen had been the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Montevallo (NCAA Division II). There, he achieved program best records for the women (21-3) and the men (16-6). All of his teams at Montevallo earned the ITA All-Academic Team award for a team accumulative grade point average of 3.20 or above. Albertsen also has been a collegiate head coach since 2010, leading St. Norbert College (Wisconsin), Adrian College (Michigan) and University of Montevallo (Alabama) in that time.
At St. Norbert (Division III), he led his men’s team to the 2010 Midwest Conference North Division title. In 2011, he jumpstarted the men and women’s tennis program at Adrian.
Albertsen is a native of Burlington, Iowa. He was a four-year tennis letter winner at Quincy University where he was the team captain for his junior and senior seasons. Albertsen earned Academic All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honors from 2005-2008.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Quincy in sports management in 2008 and a master’s in sport management from Western Illinois in 2010. Adam and his wife, Allison, have two sons, Henry and Joey.