Schwoerer to take over Marian tennis programs

March 8, 2021

Patrick Schwoerer has been selected to become the head coach of the Marian men’s and women’s tennis programs.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be coaching for a program such as Marian and in the community of Fond du Lac,” commented Schwoerer.  “Looking back while I was playing for Marian University, I would have never envisioned having an opportunity such as this. I was elated when I received the news from Jason Bartelt. The meaning of coaching for my alma mater extends far beyond the couple of years I played for and attended Marian. Marian tennis has always had an impact on my life from previous coaches like Dick Kotnick who first introduced me to the game of tennis as a young boy and taught me everything I know, to John Frausto who continued to give me opportunities to be involved in the game during my high school years while attending a high school that did not offer tennis. The Marian Tennis program has played a huge part in my tennis career and I am eager to finally have an opportunity to give back and return the favor not only to Marian University but also to the Fond du Lac community.”

Schwoerer, a native to Oakfield, Wis., is no stranger to the Sabre tennis program as he was a student-athlete at Marian for the 2016 and 2017 men’s tennis season.  His first season as a Sabre saw him compete at the No. 2 flight in singles play and bounce between the No. 1 and No. 2 flights for doubles.  At No. 2 doubles, Schwoerer went 3-4 with two of his victories coming in NACC play.

As a senior, Schwoerer spent mixed time at the No. 1 and No. 2 singles flights earning three victories on the season, two at the No. 2 flight.  He was also able to earn three victories in doubles action, two in NACC play, with a pair of his wins coming at the No. 2 doubles flight.  Schwoerer was named the NACC player of the week once during his senior season after leading Marian to a win over Ripon in non-conference action.  In that match, he earned an 8-2 win at the top doubles flight and had a dominant performance at the top singles flight only dropping one set in a 6-0, 6-1 win.

Schwoerer graduated from Marian in 2017 after double majoring in elementary/middle school education and special education.