Doug Neagle brought a new attitude to the Towson tennis team and its paying dividends on the court.
The 2012-13 season will be Neagle's fourth, and with already 30 victories, he is the third-winningest coach in school history.
The 2011-12 season for the Tigers marked the second consecutive season in which the Tigers won at least 12 matches, posting a 12-13 overall record. Neagle led four players to at least 15 singles victories, led by sophomore Nisha Shah's team-high 20.
During the 2010-11 season, just his second at the helm Neagle coached the team to a 14-8. The 14 victories were the most by a Tiger team since they joined the Colonial Athletic Association in 2001-02. In addition, Neagle coached four players to 14 or more victories in singles play. Leading that charge for Neagle and the Tigers was freshman Nisha Shah, who completed her first season with a 21-3 mark and the fifth best single-season winning percentage (.875) in school history.
Neagle came to the Tigers from UMBC where he served as the Associate Head Coach for the men’s and women’s programs last year. At UMBC, he assisted with all aspects of the coaching plan and helped lead the Retrievers to the semi-finals of the America East tournament.
Neagle, a 1997 graduate of Salisbury University, served as the head coach at Pomona College/Pitzer College in California for a year and led the team to a number 12 National Ranking in Division III. He also served as the associate head men’s coach at the Naval Academy, helping the Mids to the Patriot League championship and the team’s first NCAA appearance.
In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Neagle has served as the head tennis pro at the Sport Fit Bowie Racquet Club and the Suburban Club. He also served as the head coach at the Severn School for several years.
Neagle had a successful playing career while at Salisbury University. He finished eighth in the country in singles and 12th in doubles in Division III in 1996. In 1997, Neagle finished the year as the fifth-best singles player and the fourth-best doubles player in Division III. A three time All-American at Salisbury in both singles and doubles, he was inducted into the Salisbury University Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. He also spent time on the French Satellite/Money Tour in the summer of 1997.