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A former Colorado State and Iowa standout, Hilary Ritchie begins her first season as head coach of Rutgers tennis after serving as an assistant with the Scarlet Knights for the past six years.
A valuable member of the program, Ritchie was named the 2015 Assistant Coach of the Year in the Northeast Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. During her time at Rutgers, Ritchie has assisted the program through three conference changes. This past season, Ritchie helped the Scarlet Knights compete in the Big Ten Conference, where the team competed against seven ranked opponents within the league.
Before becoming an assistant at RU, Ritchie served as a graduate assistant at Div. III St. Lawrence for two seasons. There, Ritchie was involved with various aspects of the tennis program, including on-court coaching, recruiting, fitness programs, fundraising and day-to-day operations.
A letterwinner at Colorado State and Iowa, Ritchie played her senior campaign with the Rams, posting a team-best 18-11 record at No. 1 singles and 22-2 record at No. 1 doubles. The 22 wins marked the most doubles victories in CSU history and were fifth all-time for career victories.
Ritchie was a two-time All-Mountain West honoree at singles and doubles and earned ITA Scholar-Athlete accolades in 2004, 2007 and 2008. As a Hawkeye, Ritchie recorded a 37-25 record at doubles before transferring to CSU.
The Colorado native worked as a tennis instructor in Princeton, N.J. over the summer of 2010. She spent the previous summer at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. working as a tennis instructor and camp counselor.
Ritchie received her Masters of Education while at St. Lawrence University. She graduated Cum Laude from Colorado State in 2008, with a bachelor of arts in speech communication. She resides in Chester, New Jersey, with her husband, Bob, and her son, Tyler.