Hempfield graduate to lead St. Francis tennis teams
Rob Castille, a Hempfield graduate who spent seven seasons building the Duquesne men's program into an Atlantic 10 contender, was tabbed to lead the St. Francis (Pa.) men's and women's tennis programs.
“I am extremely honored to lead both the men's and women's tennis programs and to work with such exceptional student-athletes,” he said. “I'm excited for the future of both programs and competing within the Northeast Conference.”
From 2005-12, he elevated the Dukes to a new level as proven in 2010 by the university's all-time best third-place finish at the Atlantic 10 championships and the posting of 71 team victories over his final five seasons. During his tenure at Duquesne, the Dukes posted a 90-77 record.
Castille, who also served as an assistant coach for the Dukes from 2003-05, has an extensive tennis background.
Most recently a tennis pro at The Club Sport and Health in Monroeville from 2005-13, he also has worked at the Greentree SportsPlex, Lakevue Racquet Club, Green Oaks Country Club, Treesdale Country Club and Hillcrest Country Club.
In addition, he was the Sewickley Academy girls varsity coach and was the tennis pro at Flagship Athletic Club in Eden Prairie, Minn.
A 1994 Hempfield graduate, Castille was the WPIAL runner-up in singles as a senior and a WPIAL runner-up in doubles as a sophomore and junior.
He graduated in 1998 from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., where his teams finished among the top five in the country three straight years, highlighted by a third-place showing as a junior when he played at No. 3 singles and doubles.
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