Tennis Coaching Staff
Dale Campbell will begin his fifth season as the head tennis coach at Saint Mary’s College in the 2012-13 school year.
In each of the past four seasons, Campbell's squads have won at least 10 dual matches while boasting an All-MIAA performer. In 2011, the Belles finished tied for third in the MIAA, marking the team's highest conference finish since 2006.
Campbell brings a wealth of experience to the program as he has been teaching tennis for more than 20 years. Certified by the USPTA as a tennis professional in 1988, he served as the Head Tennis Professional at the South Bend Racquet Club and Director of Tennis/Owner of the Lakeland Athletic Club. During his time there, Campbell coached several sectional and nationally ranked players, as well as Division I and professional athletes.
He is currently the General Manager of Signal Point Club in Niles, Michigan and continues to teach in his spare time.
A 1988 graduate of Central Methodist College, Campbell was a number one singles player for the Eagles. He served as a captain for his college team and was named team MVP.
“Great opportunities are available for the student-athletes here at Saint Mary’s," commented Campbell. "We have the ability here to be one of the top teams and compete on a national level in the near future.”
Scott Marshall enters his fourth season as an assistant tennis coach at Saint Mary’s in the 2011-12 school year.
In addition to his responsibilities at Saint Mary’s, Marshall has served as a tennis coach in several capacities across the Michiana area over the last ten years. In 2001, he began coaching both the high school boys and girls tennis teams at Ross Beatty High School in Cassopolis, Michigan.
He led both programs through the 2005 season and was named the 2004 Regional Coach of the Year for the boys’ team. After focusing solely on the girls program, he was chosen as the Conference Coach of the Year and Regional Coach of the Year on the girls’ side in 2006. He has continued to lead the girls program and is in his eleventh season with the Ross Beatty Rangers.
Beginning in the fall of 2010, Marshall has added head junior varsity coach into the mix, as he serves in that capacity for the South Bend St. Joseph’s High School boys program.
A USPTA certified teacher, Marshall teaches at the Lakeland Athletic Club in Niles, Michigan.
Midori Leung is in her second season as an assistant coach with the Saint Mary’s tennis team in 2011-12.
Midori joins the coaching staff with a wealth of playing and coaching experience. A native of Japan, she played at Kobe College Senior High School and Kobe College. In high school, she competed in the under 16 and under 18 National Junior Championships and was in the top eight singles players in the Western region of Japan while competing in the under 16 age group.
While at Kobe College, she played #1 singles and #1 doubles and was again ranked in the top eight in her region. She also played in the All Japan Tennis Championships and was ranked in the top 70 in the JTA (Japanese Tennis Association) rankings in both singles and doubles.
After college, Midori was a semi-professional tennis player for the Nippon Life Insurance Company in Osaka, Japan. During that time, she was ranked 30th in singles and 26th in doubles by the JTA. She was a captain of the Osaka team that was a runner-up in the National Sports Festival in 1991.
In addition to playing tennis, Midori was a part-time tennis instructor at the Sun Royal Tennis Club in Kobe, Japan and was a volunteer coach at her alma mater Kobe College. She has taught tennis clinics for public charities organized by Nippon Life Insurance while in Osaka and has also given private lessons while living in Japan.
Since moving to the United States to teach Japanese in both Elkhart and Mishawaka, she has continued to teach private lessons.