Title: Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach
Date of Hire: 2000
Degrees: B.A., University of Indianapolis, 1999; M.A., University of Indianapolis, 2000
Other Contact Information: 765-658-4935 (office)
Scott Riggle came to DePauw in the summer of 2000 as the head women's tennis coach before being named the men's tennis head coach in 2009. In 12 seasons as the women's head coach, Riggle's teams have compiled a 214-87 record, while the men are 50-25 in three years.
He directed the women to a share of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference title in 2006 and outright championships in 2008 through 2011. DePauw's women also won the 2012 North Coast Athletic Conference championship in their first year in the conference. The Tigers finished second in three other seasons, while the DePauw men have finished second in the conference three times as well.
The seven-time Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year has taken the Tigers to 10 of the program's 11 NCAA Division III team appearances including eight straight. DePauw advanced to the 2003 and 2006 national quarterfinals. Riggle also coached Liz Bondi who won the 2007 NCAA Singles Championship and was the Honda Award winner as the top Division III female athlete. In the fall of 2004, Bondi and partner Elizabeth Steele became the first representatives in the history of Division III to win the Small College Super Bowl, a feat which earned them a trip to the Division I indoor national championships.
Prior to coming to DePauw, Riggle served as the men's tennis coach at the University of Indianapolis during the 1999-2000 year and led the Greyhounds to a second-place finish in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and an appearance in the NCAA Division II Regional.
Riggle has been a certified teaching professional, licensed by the United States Professional Tennis Registry, for 25 years. In addition to positions as a teaching professional at several different clubs, Riggle also coached the boy's team at Columbus (Ind.) East High School and posted a 117-35 record. He was the girl's coach at Columbus North where his teams were 146-19 and won six of nine regional titles.
The Connersville, Ind., native earned both a bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees in English from the University of Indianapolis. While competing for the Greyhounds, Riggle was a three-time GTE Academic All-America selection and the GLVC Scholar Athlete of the Year as a senior. He also earned the GLVC's Richard F. Scharf Paragon Award which is presented to an athlete based on academic excellence, athletic ability and achievement.
Riggle has enjoyed success as a player as well, finishing 1996 and 1998 as the top-ranked men’s singles player in the Central Indiana Tennis Association. He finished 2002 ranked first in 35 and over doubles in Central Indiana.